Corona Virus - Support for Foston

Foston Parish Council has activated Foston's "Emergency Plan" which has been sanctioned by Lincolnshire's Emergency Centre and has morphed into Foston’s Community Aid Network – Coronavirus. The Emergency Centre has been working with our Parish Council for several years to get an authorised Emergency Plan in place.

We know this Pandemic is going to get worse before it gets better and we appealed to the village by email.  Within 24 hours we had 30 households volunteering and we now have 50. So we have an amazing list of Foston residents who have volunteered to help and we have a dedicated mobile number for residents in Foston to phone if they are in need of assistance. 

We are matching up helpers to those in need to the nearest possible neighbour and we encourage residents to look out for their neighbours which they usually do anyway. Residents who need help, can phone to be put in contact with their nearest volunteering neighbour.   

It is vital that volunteers use the following protocol when delivering to residents: 

Please remember Coronavirus or (COVID -19) is a very contagious disease that spreads rapidly.  When making or receiving deliveries to or from any resident’s household, please keep at least 2 metres away from the householder. Leave the package on the door step, ring the bell and step back at least 2 metres. Do not make any sort of physical contact and do not go into the householder’s home.  When delivering you will need to make sure the resident picks up the package and takes it indoors. Above all keep washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds and make sure you have clean hands especially when delivering to the vulnerable, self-isolating, pregnant and sick residents. 

The Parish Council is in touch with the "Communities and Volunteer Coordination Cell" in Lincolnshire who will update us on the activities in the "County Emergency Centre" We are also receiving updates from the Government.

On 22nd March, following advice from a medical officer, we closed the Parish Council’s play equipment and the multi-use games area (MUGA) on the playing field. This was because we have had concerns raised by residents about our ability to manage close contact between children from outside of the same families when using the facilities.   As the play area and MUGA are unsupervised and the play equipment cannot be cleaned between use we therefore took the decision to close these in the interests of keeping families and wider residents of the village safe


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