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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Coronavirus - Tuesday local update

* All staff are being withdrawn from the Pavilion site due to the virus threat.

In her latest Facebook update yesterday, the co-ordinator of Llangollen Coronavirus Support Group spoke of the amazing progress made by its band of dedicated volunteers to ease the plight of the area’s vulnerable people in the short time since it was set up.

Cat Meade posted: “11 days ago we set up the Llangollen Coronavirus Support Group, in that space of time, volunteers have flocked to assist, local businesses have been supporting one another, donating food supplies, offering services to your door, residents shopping local, the whole community coming together to look out for one another.
“Volunteers have offered support to over 300 residents with prescription deliveries, food shops, food share parcels, dog walking and anything else that has been required. In this time two leaflet drops with info has hit every house in town.

“This has all happened in 11 DAYS! I would like to thank every single volunteer, helper, shop worker, post man, delivery driver, care worker, police and Llangollen town council for their continued support.

“To every single resident in Town, I want you to know we are working hard to assist your every need, planning ahead, reviewing the process etc to ensure we can get to you.

“As I keep saying all this is in just 11 DAYS, therefore we are now planning for weeks ahead, the GO FUND page has received amazing donations, thank you all very much. 
PLEASE keep supporting. Local council is also looking at funding options available.”
She added: “FUNDING - PPE has been ordered for all volunteers.

“Bulk food purchased along with veg donation from Aldi, all sent to Chef Steve The Swan Inn, Pontfadog to work his magic along with 200 containers, (no pressure).

“Food parcels with our friends Zero Food Waste and Food Share Llangollen

“PRESCRIPTIONS - If you can, please email to Docrors:

“When calling for a prescription collection & delivery, please check with the pharmacy to ensure it is ready for collection.

“An updated Newsletter will be formed this week for distribution as shops details change etc, if any business would like to update their details please email or PM me direct.

“All documents of information are saved in the "docs" section of this page.

“Please continue to stay home, only pop out for essentials, daily exercise only once per day and only with members of the same household. It is NOT OK to pop to your friends, enter anyone’s house other than your own or meet in the park.

“We are all in this together, stay safe. #llangollenfamily”

Meanwhile Llangollen Railway (pictured) was on Facebook yesterday to promote its emergency appeal for funds to help it survive the coronavirus crisis, which currently stands at £4,124.

Llangollen Health Centre posted a link to its website where a comprehensive message can be seen giving clarification for very high risk patients and those in vulnerable groups. The link is:

The team at Llangollen Pavilion posted yesterday: “Since closing the Centre, our team has continued to work behind the scenes. In doing so, we have taken measures to ensure our staff are safe, through social distancing and other measures. However, given the escalating Covid-19 situation, we are making the decision to withdraw our staff from site, which means we will no longer be able to deal with telephone enquiries.

“It is not a decision we have taken lightly, but we have to put the health and wellbeing of our staff first and foremost. We will be posting regular updates on our website and social media.

“If you have any urgent enquiries, you can contact us via the email address:

* The Llangollen Community Garden team pictured well before the lockdown.

Llangollen Community Garden posted: “Current government advice is that allotments should remain open. As such the garden is open, but only to individuals or those visiting as a group from the same household. Visitors must be existing members, and use our WhatsApp group to avoid visiting at the same time as others. We are providing additional safety advice for members who do plan to visit.

@llangollencommunity #llangollen #community #gardening”

County Trading Standards sent out the message: “The Public Protection team is calling on any food business in the premises organising take away services or provisions online, as a result of coronavirus to get in touch for the latest advice and information.

“It is essential that businesses assess the risk associated with this type of food service, to ensure they keep customers safe in relation to allergens, food safety and social distancing.   Please contact the Food Team on 01824 706405

A temporary hospital may be built in North Wales to do with the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a Denbighshire Free Press story.
It says: “Darren Millar, AM for Clwyd West, is calling on Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to reassure patients that extra beds will be made available in the area to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
“With provisions being made in England and South Wales to manage the increased demand for hospital beds, Mr Millar contacted Mark Polin, chairman of the health board, to ask what is being done in North Wales.
“He was told action is being taken to establish a temporary hospital for Covid-19 patients, but Mr Millar continues to be concerned stating that people are 'worried and need reassurances now.”

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