COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR CASTLE CARROCK

Updated 30/03/2020
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Support Group

A group of volunteers in Castle Carrock have teamed up to support the local community. If you are in isolation, they will be able to arrange supplies, posting of mail, friendly phone calls to keep you company, collect prescriptions and assist with pets.

If you would like more information please contact Kirstie through facebook or use one of the numbers on the card which should come through your door. We can't put numbers online due to privacy concerns.
Download the support group guidelines here.

A Message From Cumbria County Council

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A Message From Brampton Medical Practice

Please do not request medication “just in case” as this has the potential to create shortages and is adding to the volume of additional dispensing for our team.

Staff shortages have led to the closure of our branch surgeries at Wetheral and Corby Hill. It has now become necessary to centralise all of our collections into one site to further reduce footfall at the Brampton surgery so that our dispensers can concentrate on dispensing medication. Therefore from Monday 30th March 2020 ALL medication collections will be from William Howard School in Brampton between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

There will be a very small number of exceptions to this where patients will be contacted by the Dispensary to collect their medication from Brampton surgery. Please do not come to Brampton surgery to collect medication unless you are first contacted by us.

Please allow 5 full working days (Monday to Friday) for medication to be dispensed.

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We know that many patients are concerned about delivery of their medication and we have experienced a huge increase in requests for delivery. We have now established a volunteer delivery service which will be in place from Monday 30th March 2020.

As this is reliant on volunteers please do not request this service unless absolutely necessary and priority will be given to patients in Very High Risk groups as identified by government letters. Other options for medication collection are family, friends or neighbours who may be bringing you other essentials and also the various community volunteer groups which are being set up.

If you are asking someone else to collect your medication they will need to know

- Your name and address

- Date of Birth

- How many items you are expecting

- Whether you pay for your prescription or what your exemption – this is the box you would normally tick on the back of your prescription.

From all of the practice staff - Thank you for your patience and understanding and for the lovely messages of support that many of you have taken the time to send.

Special Shopping Hours for the Elderly, Vulnerable, NHS & Social Workers

OAP, Vulnerable, NHS, Social Workers

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8am - 9am

Hours reduced to 8am-8pm Mon-Sat
Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm

Limit of 3 items each | 2 for high demand items

OAP, Vulnerable

Monday, Thursday
first hour

NHS

Tuesday, Friday
first hour

OAP, Vulnerable

Every Day
first hour

HOME BARGAINS

Open as usual

OAPs

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9am - 10am

NHS

Saturday
Contact Store

Reduced opening hours 6am-10pm

Limit of 2 for high demand items

OAPs, Vulnerable

Every Day
first hour

NHS

Every Day
final hour

Check with your local store

Open 8am-8pm Mon-Sat
11am-5pm Sundays

PIONEER
FOOD HALL

Open 7:30am-5pm Mon-Sat
Closed Sundays

OAPs, Vulnerable, NHS

Friday (unconfirmed)
opening - 9am

Reduced opening hours. Now open 6am-midnight

Limit of 3 items each

Check with your local store

Check with your local store

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Vulnerable & Carers

Monday - Saturday
8am - 9am

Sunday
10am - 11am

Take Aways With Delivery

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Local Stores Who Will Deliver

FOOD

We have been able to organise the delivery of boxed fruit or vegtables to the village ever friday. Please make your orders with Trish Brown (07767 863678) or Alison Goodchild (07780 006256) before Thursday 12 noon.

Basic Box | £10
Couples Veg Selection | £10
Couples Fruit and Veg Selection | £15
33 Piece Fruit Selection | £15
50 Piece Fruit Selection | £20
80 Piece Fruit Selection | £30
Family Veg Box | £15
Family Fruit and Veg Box | £25
Strawberries | £2.00
Raspberries | £2.00
Blueberries | £2.00

ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES

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NHS Advice To Stay Safe

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get back home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
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Everyone Must Stay At Home

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

Treatment

There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus. Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses. Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness. You'll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered.

Spreading

Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets. It's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

Find Out More

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