The Gladestry Community


Kington Practice Patient Participation Group (click to open)

Test & Trace in Powys (click to open)


Letter from OneVoiceWAles

Dear Clerk

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 

Coronavirus Update

 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:

  •       Topping up food supplies and general provisions where possible
  •       Accessing prescriptions
  •       Dog walking for those who are too unwell themselves
  •       Social contact through regular phone calls to avoid feeling alone while you are unable to get out
  •       Posting mail

 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)

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 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


Documents or Links



Welsh Minister for Health

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