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Otterhampton Scrubs Hub needs your help

Otterhampton Scrubs Hub needs your help
Right then you lovely lot, it’s come to my attention (via Taunton Scrubbers!) that some of our local hospitals, clinics and care homes are in desperate need of PPE for our fantastic NHS staff. So, if you have a sewing machine and fancy helping out, I’d love to hear from you.
Apparently Musgrove are desperate for scrubs’ hats and head bands with buttons (to hold their masks in place, which is more comfortable than securing behind the ears). The picture shows one I made earlier today.
Otterhampton Parish Council have kindly offered some funding to get this project off the ground which will give our community an opportunity to help the NHS at this difficult time so I’d just like to say an official thank you to them.
The sewing would obviously need to be done in isolation in your own homes but I’m happy to co-ordinate the safe collection and distribution of everything in such a way that we keep within the recommended government guidelines in relation to Coronavirus.
If you’re interested in getting involved please let me know by emailing – please DON’T put your email address on this post. Once I hear from you I’ll send you full details. In order to keep in line with social distancing I will only be sending these details via email and you will need a printer.
Also, if you are classed as vulnerable with regard to Coronavirus or you or anyone in your household have, or have had any Covid-19 symptoms, then, for the sake of the whole village, I would appreciate you please not getting involved at this stage. I hope you understand.
Hope to hear from you. Thanks in advance.

Somerset Coronavirus Appeal offers grants for groups helping people in need

Grants are available for community groups operating during this Covid 19 crisis. See below for more information


Don’t forget

Stay at home

Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times

Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Coronavirus update – collection of prescriptions from Cannington Health Centre

Please note that medical prescriptions from the Cannington Health Centre which are normally delivered to the Combwich Post Office every Thursday, will now be delivered to patient’s homes by the Revd Alison Waters on the same day. The backup for this service will be Sally Horne Fisher.
Patients will need to give the usual 3 days’ notice to make sure the prescriptions are available for delivery on that day. Please make sure when ordering prescriptions that you make it clear that you want them delivered.
Patients who normally collect their own prescriptions may wish to take advantage of this service in order to minimise the risk of infection.
Thank you to the Revd Alison and Sally Fisher for providing this service.