NHS Covid-19 Big App Download Weekend

The Big Download Weekend resources to communicate the importance and ease of NHS COVID-19 App are all here for you to share

We are asking you all to download NHS Covid19 App and share the communications to encourage others to download it as the simplest way to help protect those we love.
The NHS COVID-19 App is part of the large scale coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing programme and will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus – helping to keep us all safer. The NHS COVID-19 App alerts people at risk of coronavirus, asking them to isolate before they potentially pass the virus on to others as well as providing local area alerts and QR venue check-in. The app will help the NHS understand if the virus is spreading in a particular area, and so local authorities can respond quickly to stop it spreading further and save lives. The app does this while protecting a user’s anonymity. Nobody, including the government, will know who or where a particular user is.
As ever we thank you all for your support
The PHE (Public Health England) Partnerships Team

Heat Health Alert

The Met Office has issued a Level 3 heat health alert between Thursday, 6th August and Sunday, 9th August.

View the full warning at the Met Office Heat Health Watch site.

Heatwave and Covid-19

Please note that additional information and tips for Covid-19 and hot weather has been issued by the government.

  • Fans should not be used in offices as this could increase the spread of infection. Remember that fans are ineffective in temperatures above 350C and cause increased dehydration
  • Open windows and use blinds to help regulate temperature
  • Staff wearing PPE should keep hydrated, change masks regularly (especially if damp) and ensure that their own wellbeing is maintained
  • Paracetamol (and aspirin) may be used to manage COVID-related symptoms but it is recommended that they are not used solely to reduce body temperature. Always consult your pharmacist, GP or NHS 111 for advice
  • Keep cool and hydrated by regularly sipping cold water-based drinks and avoid alcohol
  • Use sponges or cloths made damp by cold water to help control your temperature
  • Close blinds and curtains to help control the temperature of your home
  • Check on the wellbeing of vulnerable friends and family who may be shielding or who are isolated. Remember to observe social distancing guidance social distancing guidance

Dog Owners

We would like to remind dog owners that until 31st July dogs should be kept on leads no longer that 2 metres long in the SSSI areas (the South Downs) to keep them away from ground-nesting birds, leverets, fawns, etc.  Also, dogs should be kept under control in areas where there is livestock, which includes collecting your dog’s faeces as there is growing evidence that there is a link between two diseases in livestock and the faeces of infected dogs.

Plans for Former Brickworks Site

Metis Homes, the developer of the brickworks site, has started a consultation with local residents. Covid-19 forced the cancellation of Metis Homes’ face-to-face engagement but residents can view and comment on the plans via the virtual consultation at: http://www.thebrickworks.consultationonline.co.uk. This consultation closes on 29th May so please take the time to look at the plans as they will have an impact on Bepton residents.