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A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Following the confirmation of a small number of cases of coronavirus within the county, Public Health England, Northamptonshire County Council's Public Health team and the local NHS are working closely together in Northamptonshire to respond.
Advice & Guidance
Assistance with Food Shopping
Volunteer Action have updated the services they provide to include food delivery for eligible members and prescription collection and delivery for anyone who is self-isolating in our area. Read the update to find out what services they provide and eligibility criteria. Contact them on 01832 275433 Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm
Oundle School Community Action can help with shopping. Contact them on 01832 277267, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Town Council Elections
The Government has postponed the local, mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner elections due to take place on Thursday 7 May 2020.
Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:27 by Rebecca
J Atkinson & Sons greengrocers won't be at Thursday's market on 2 April 2020. They have made the difficult decision to not attend this week but they hope to return as soon as possible.
Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:17 by Rebecca
Following the incredibly successful appeal last week to find volunteers to help those in need in Northamptonshire during the coronavirus pandemic, a new support line has now been launched to support the most vulnerable members of our community. More »
There are a large number of people across Northamptonshire who are currently in isolation for various reasons. These include individuals displaying symptoms of Coronavirus and those with existing health conditions, those who are pregnant or those aged 70 and above.
The new support line, which goes live today, allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require.
The customer Service Centre at Northamptonshire County Council will be managing the helpline, ensuring that each call is appropriately triaged so that individuals receive the care and support that is appropriate to their needs.
The Community Resilience Service will co-ordinate requests for help in conjunction with the District and Borough Councils, mapping those requests by area and linking them up with local community groups, volunteers and voluntary organisations who have pledged their support.
Matthew Golby, Leader of Northamptonshire County Council said:
"The launch of this new support line means that we can provide care and support to those that really need our help.
"By working together with our Borough and District Council colleagues, and with the hundreds of groups and individuals who have volunteered their help, we will be able to provide coordinated local support to the most vulnerable across the county".
Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number.
0300 126 1000 (option 5)
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:40 by Rebecca
"Police forces in the UK have a relationship with the public that is the envy of the world and we would always rather work with the public than against them."
These are the words of a senior police officer at Northamptonshire Police as no COVID-19-related fines were issued by police officers across the county over the weekend period. More »
Assistant Chief Constable Simon Blatchly, said: "Firstly, I would like to thank the public in Northamptonshire who have sent a clear message over the weekend that they want to save lives and work with us and the government by staying at home.
"We police by consent in this country and we have a relationship with the public in the UK that truly is the envy of the world. We engage, we listen, and we educate, and we would always rather work with the public than against them.
"We have been given powers that in all honesty, we would not normally wish to have. However, extraordinary times often call for extraordinary measures.
"That being said, we want to ensure that we continue to hold respect at the heart of everything we do and that a dialogue between the police and our communities continues to exist.
"Where our police officers and PCSOs have come across people outside over the weekend period, they've been able to educate them on why it's so important to follow the government's guidance to stay home, save lives and protect our NHS.
"Make no mistake, we will use enforcement and issue fines if we have to, but at the moment, our communities in Northamptonshire have been fantastic in their resilience to respond to such an unprecedented situation. Though there will always be people who will break the rules, and we will deal with them, it's heart-warming to know that the majority support us."
To enforce social distancing, people in Northamptonshire are being asked to stay at home and only go outside if they have a 'reasonable excuse'. These include shopping for necessary food, household and medical supplies, travelling to and from work where working from home is not an option, and daily exercise that adheres to social distancing guidance.
Full details of the measures are available here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Northamptonshire Police can issue penalty notices of £30, rising to £60 if not paid within 28 days, where they have reason to believe there has been an offence under the regulations. These penalties are doubled for each repeat offence up to a £960 cap, with no reduction for early payment. Due to the exceptional nature of these powers, the regulations will be reviewed at least every 21 days to ensure they are still necessary. » Less
Fletton House & Queen Victoria Hall CLOSED
Fletton House and Queen Victoria Hall are both closed.
All public events, meetings and classes have been cancelled.
The Hub Cafe is closed.
For all future council meetings please refer to our website to find out if or when they will be held.
All parks in Oundle are closed.
Any questions about the above please contact Oundle Town Council staff by email email@example.com Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm