Neighbourhood Watch is now being used, along with other media, to distribute COVID19 inofrmation, mainly about the actions being undertaken by the Police and Council. This page will be a record of those communications.
Guidelines change it seems on a daily basis, causing confusion at all levels. If you have any doubts or queries the latest up to date information is on the Government website by clicking here.
The Track and Trace application has arrived. We would like to encourage everyone to use it as it protects the community as a whole. It is simple to use and like any application, will only improve with use and feedback. You can download via clciking here to go to the links on the NHS website where you can find downloads from Google Play, Apple App Store and also report any issues to the developer.
Our area is now covered with self-help volunteer groups. Northcote and Newry Roads set up very quickly, with NSMRA, Haliburton, Heron, Talbot and Eve Roads following. Each road has a WhatsApp Group, sharing news, shopping deliveries and assistance. To get in touch with a road please contact or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you connected.
The section below gives links to free resources to download to educate children on the coronavirus or on school subjects at home.
If you or someone you know is looking for child friendly information about the Coronavirus, here is a link to a free digital book illustrated by Axel Scheffler (of Gruffalo fame).
Click here for the book.
Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.
Please note the message below is for the greater council area and sent by Michael Blair, the Community Safety Officer for Richmond and Wandsworth Council. Actions are in place locally, with volunteers getting organised in Newry Road and Northcote Roads, with NSMRA now asking for more over our five roads. Go to www.nsmra.org if you wish to volunteer there.
As you are aware there is the unprecedented situation that our community and the world finds itself in due to Corona Virus (COVID-19).
Community Safety is important and so are Strong Communities. Part of this is resilience and there are initiatives which we can participate in to strengthen both and at the same time; supporting our communities and helping each other. Eden Project Communities have joined forces with leaders from different sectors to launch the Community Action Response to encourage everyone to do what they can to support their communities, and particularly vulnerable and isolated people during the Covid-19 crisis.
Places where you can donate food for foodbanks run by the Trussell Trust in the borough are:
• Waitrose - Sheen Road, Richmond (purchased food) - store hours - near lifts
• Sainsburys - Friar Style Road Richmond (purchased food) - store hours - in front of store
• Vineyard Community Centre - Mon- Fri 8.30 -11 am. Mon -Thurs 12.30-4pm - at reception
There are other ways of supporting this initiative including volunteering.
We're all spending a lot more time at home than we might like, and as we adjust to this new normal, we believe it's more important than ever that we stay as physically active as possible.
Join the Movement is a brand-new campaign from Sport England designed to give you the advice and tools to help you do this while the country deals with the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
Official advice is to stay at home, and to only go outside for one form of exercise a day, to shop for basic necessities, if there's a medical reason and travelling to and from essential work.
The campaign's new webpage is packed with fun and creative ideas on how to get active at home and outdoors and features exclusive offers and workouts from content providers such as Les Mills on Demand, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) and FiiT.
So, if you're looking for a little inspiration, why not check out how you might get active in a way that works for you and then share your experience by using the hashtag #StayInWorkOut on social media.