If you think you are eligible for a Covid19 swab test, Powys CC have now published a list of those included in the testing strategy as follows :
Online Eligibility Checker for COVID-19 Testing for Powys Key Workers
A new online eligibility checker is available for Key (Critical) Workers in Powys to help them book an appointment at new mobile testing units for COVID-19 in the county.
The mobile testing units help to bring testing closer to home across the county. This includes for key (critical) workers who have symptoms of COVID-19 or who have an immediate household member with symptoms of COVID-19.
The current testing strategy from Welsh Government identifies the following categories of key (critical) worker:
Testing is available to key (critical) workers with symptoms of COVID-19, or to a symptomatic household member of a key (critical) worker.
The online eligibility checker is available from www.powysthb.wales.nhs.uk/coronavirus-testing
Notice of date appointed for exercise of elector's rights (click to open)
Letter from OneVoiceWAles
I am writing to inform you that amendments have been made to the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020. The new regulations clarify the arrangements for funerals and crematoriums; and confirm that cemeteries can remain open but social distancing must be taken into account, as well as the need to take all reasonable measures to maintain the 2 metre rule at burials.
Guidance has been prepared to complement these changes to the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020, which will come into force on 7 April, and this can be found at:
The link below will give you access to the correct regulations which are The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
Letter from leader of Powys CC concerning local services response to Covid epidemic 27th March
Leader's letter (click to open)
Gladestry Community Support Group
Dear fellow Gladestry villagers,
In response to the advice from both the government and local NHS staff , several people in the village have come forward offering to support those who might need some help in the coming weeks during this very challenging time.
None of us know how this will affect us so we are keen that EVERYONE knows there is a support system in place, as and when people need to access it. It may be that you are self-isolating, in the more vulnerable category, have mobility issues or your relatives who would normally support you are isolating themselves. There is a team of people locally who are happy to help in whatever way is needed. For example:
There is a centralised number you can call if you would like to be included in this support scheme and if no one is there in person to answer your call please leave a message and we will make sure someone in the care team will get back to you as soon as they can.
There is a large team ready and willing to help
01544 370642 (Hattie Budd)
01544 370471 (Jo Wait)
Jo Wait< email@example.com
We will do our best to make sure this letter goes to everyone however if you know of anyone who did not receive one please let us know and we will make sure they get one.
Below is a letter from Dr Lauren Parry about the current situation and we will also try to keep everyone up to date with the latest advice from reliable sources.
Now is the time to look after each other and ask for help if we need it, young or old.
Advice from 18th March, is that self isolation for vulnerable people (over 70 and/or chronic ill health) is now even more strongly advised.
Dear fellow Gladestry villagers,
Locally and nationally there is a huge amount of planning going on in our health service to prepare ourselves for the rapidly increasing number of people with covid-19.
As a community, we are best placed to look after one another in these challenging times and we all need to stay well in the process.
These are my top tips for us to stay well as a village.
- Regular thorough hand washing is vital.
- I would urge you to minimise social contact from now. We need to slow the transmission in this phase.
- do not spend time with anyone who has symptoms
- think about other ways you can keep in contact with people and check on each other’s wellbeing - phone, Skype etc
- if you are self- isolating or if you are unwell, let your neighbours know. Ask for help collecting provisions including prescriptions or for help with online shopping, and those that deliver should leave on the doorstep.
- if you are able to help your neighbours, think about who you can let know. Can we have a group of people who can be contacted (by phone) if someone needs help?
- could we have volunteers to comfort call those who are staying indoors?
Kington surgery website will have regular updates about the surgery and a link in the next couple of days to a central Herefordshire website with patient information. Kington Surgery is open. We are reducing footfall through the surgery to protect the frail, unwell and vulnerable who we must see, so we are speaking to many people on the phone. If you have a long term condition and need advice on keeping well, or managing if you are self isolating, we are happy to advise.
These are special and unprecedented circumstances. Whilst I do not want to create panic, it is important that we all take this seriously and do not underestimate the importance of following advice.
I will keep you as up to date as I can.
Warmest wishes and stay safe
Dr Lauren Parry
you are aware of any local residents not on the website please ask them to contact me via email or phoning 01544370649
Kington Medical practice :www.kingtonmedicalpractice.co.uk
Documents or Links
The situation with the playground in Gladestry is that Powys CC are no longer able to maintain the play equipment. The responsibility will pass to the village once the lock-down is over. If as a community we are unable to meet the terms of insurance, to be taken out by the Village Hall, then the playground will close.
The play equipment must be inspected for wear, potential hazard every four weeks, and recorded in a log book with the name of the volunteers that looked over the equipment. I am hoping to find a group of volunteers to do this, perhaps done in pairs. I need to keep a photographic record of entries. If anything is not right I need to be informed. Should very basic remedial work be need then I am looking for community help with this too. I have one definite person, perhaps two. It is the monthly check that I need more cover on.
Should a major issue be identified then we need to cordon off the particular piece of equipment so it cannot be used.
Please note that an annual safety inspection is carried out by the official body for playground safety approved by the ROSPA. I am grateful for the offer of Kenneth Waugh for the local council to cover the cost of this. The next ROSPA inspection is planned for when the lock-down is over. We can circulate the report to helpers.
Please pass this with your friends who are willing to consider doing a monthly check. Apart from noting it has been carried out and is in good order, and a copy passed to me, if any issue - potential or actual - I just need to flag it up and we can then arrange to what action is necessary.
This will give us the opportunity to keep the playground for the future of the children and families in Gladestry.
The "shop" will be open between 11.30 and 12.30, and a range of basic groceries is available.
Sarah at the "Oak' sent the website the following message
Phone 01544 370586
Royal Oak Inn (opening hours) (click to open)
Steak Night (click to open)
111 Emergency calls in Powys (click to open)
111 Emergency calls in Powys if unable to use phone (click to open)
Cafe will be closed until the Corona virus epidemic is over
Come along to the Pop in Cafe at the Village Hall every Monday morning 10 -11 o'clock
Enjoy tea/coffee and friendly company.
Entry £2. All proceeds to local charities.
The defibrillator is now functioning, & installed in the old telephone box.
There are two Table Tennis tables in the Village Hall available for resident's use.
The key holder for the Hall is Marlene Evans, tel. 370646 ; <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and she can be contacted if anyone wishes to organise a session at any time.
There would be a nominal charge for table hire, such as £1.00 for adults,50p for <16 year olds
The GACF was set up in November 2003 in order to administer the money still left in the Millennium Fund. A constitution was agreed, and the following objectives defined: - To stimulate and support activities, events and projects within the Gladestry Community Council area. - To aim to use the fund as a sort of seed capital for projects, whereby if a profit is made, some reimbursement is requested, but is not a requirement.
Mobile Post Office
A reminder that this calls on Wednesdays afternoons 3‐4 pm, and Thursday mornings 9‐10 am. Use it or lose it!
Kington Primary School
06-02-2020 at 4:14 PM
Love Singing (click to open)
All flicks cancelled until end of August due to Conovid19
Brilley Village Hall
16-03-2020 at 6:20 PM
Brilley Flicks in the Sticks (click to open)
Gladestry Village Hall
17-03-2020 at 7:30 PM
MEETINGS CANCELLED FOR APRIL & MAY
Next Meeting Tuesday March 17th at 7.30pm
W.I.Programme for 2020 (click to open)
Please contact Sian Derrick, Secretary for details on 01544 370700
Huntington Village Hall
04-04-2020 at 7:30 PM
This season's Events in Huntington
Talks on April 4th, and May 9th have both been postponed.
Huntington Events (click to open)