Update Chirnside Village information (25/03/20)

This is information  on behalf Chirnside Community Council and the the combined volunteer and support groups working together for Chirnside community

Please note the Common Good website and e-mail will be undergoing some maintenance and upgrade over the next day or two to enable us to keep up with the demands so may be unavailable for short periods

Chirnside Local Support

Coronavirus

Chirnside Community Council along with other community groups and local businesses we are working on plans to help the whole community, especially the isolated and vulnerable, in the very difficult times ahead.
If you require help in anyway; know of someone who does; or would like to offer help, contact us on the numbers below or the link on the Common Good contact page:

chirnsidecommongood.org/contact/

Mike or Gill – 01890 819058 or 07906 868916
Steven – 07793 011748
Sara – 07341 879599
Mike – 07479 985075
Information is regularly posted on the Common Good Facebook page and website

Merse Medical Practice

If you have symptoms that you think could be Coronavirus related, you should first check online for advice at;
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Only call NHS 111 if your symptoms persist or worsen.
In an emergency call 999 as usual. If you have to visit the surgery please wash your hands on entry and observe the 2 metre rule!

Support your local businesses, they support you!

In all cases please respect individual arrangements for staff protection and remember 2 metres.

    • M&G Renton (Post Office, news and shop); Offering a delivery service in Chirnside to the vulnerable, please contact 01890818392 if you require this service.
    • Fish & Chip shop; FREE delivery service will be available to the elderly and vulnerable on a Friday and Saturday evening, call 01890 818481. Phoned orders can also be brought to your car. This will continue until officially stopped.
    • Co-op; Locally, New hours, 7am to 8pm. No online shopping from Eyemouth or Duns.
    • Chirnside Pharmacy; Hours as normal, but may be subject to change. Allow at least 72 hours for prescriptions to be processed. Arrange collection if at all possible, as delivery capacity is limited.

What can I do to help?

I want to help but I want to protect myself. Please follow the latest Scottish Government and NHS Scotland guidelines, make sensible decisions and minimise the risk to your own and others health at all times.
Basic neighbourliness is absolutely vital in a crisis. There are many ways in which you can make a real impact, right where you live.
Check on neighbours, especially anyone who may live alone (regardless of their age), anyone elderly, or anyone that may potentially be vulnerable.
If necessary you could help by;

    • Collecting a prescription or over the counter medications.
    • Doing some basic grocery shopping (deal only with those you know and trust).
    • Cooking an extra portion for someone who may not be feeling able to cook for themselves.
    • Taking out the bins on bin day.
    • Offering to exercise their dog if they can’t do it themselves.

What if I don’t know my neighbours?

Put a note through their letterbox, exchange contact details and keep in touch. You may be able to support them but they can also support you!

I don’t know anyone older?

It is not just the elderly. Check on all neighbours who may need help, or are self-isolating, they may not have a friends to call on.
If you are having to self-isolate and have no one to help you, it doesn’t matter what age you are.
Remember, this is an ever-changing situation. People’s needs may change, so keep in touch!

For a printable version of this information click Community support poster A42503  – lease pass it on to folks you know who may not follow Facebook or the internet. Thank you to every one who is helping.

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