Coronavirus – Village Information and Resources


Helplines

There are helpline numbers which you can call if you need help. All numbers are available between 8am and 6pm. Call if you need help or just a chat if you’re isolated and feeling lonely.

– 07999 708937 (John Harrison)

– 07395 932428 (Brian Lenthall)

– 07519 096009 (David Bradbeer)

 

Residents can also contact the village email address – corfeparishclerk@live.com

The account is being monitored constantly, so get in touch if you need anything.

 

There is a Corfe Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/corfesomerset/

 

There is a dedicated Somerset County Covid-19 webpage. All help and information is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/

 

If you are not on the general Corfe mailing list at present, then register at:

https://www.corfevillagesomerset.org.uk/join-the-mailing-list/

 

Volunteers

There is a WhatsApp group of volunteers to cover all parts of the village who can help with shopping. If you call the helplines, you’ll be directed to a volunteer to help you.

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer.

 

Coronavirus Testing Centre

There is a drive–through coronavirus testing facility at Taunton Racecourse. Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of smell or taste, should book a test at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119 to find out if they currently have coronavirus.

 

Coronavirus Vaccine Centre

There is a vaccine centre at Taunton Racecourse.

 

Beware of scams regarding the vaccine.

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Here is how the NHS will contact you: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/how-you-will-be-contacted/

 

 

Village Hall and The Queen’s Acre

The Village Hall, Queen’s Acre, and its associated play area, are now open.

Please be considerate and put all your rubbish in the bin or take it away with you.

 

Online Fraud Prevention

Fraudsters are increasingly targeting individuals and businesses using the pandemic as a manipulation tool to install malware and steal personal information.

On the website, there is an information pack of three documents with advice about ransomware, phishing, working from home, and online fraud. These are the most prevalent attacks that the UK police forces are seeing right now due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The documents include a quick reference guide, a presentation, and a written information document. They advise the reader of the current threats and how to create a stronghold for themselves while working from home or using the internet for personal reasons.

Any feedback or questions can be directed to the email address included in the documents.

https://www.corfevillagesomerset.org.uk/online-fraud-prevention/

 

In the meantime, please be aware of a recent scam claiming to originate from the NHS offering the vaccine for Covid-19. On first impressions it looks quite genuine, until the point at which it asks for payment details. As we all know the vaccine is completely free, the NHS will never ask for your bank account or card details, your pin or banking password and they will not ask for proof of identity such as passport, driving licence or pay slips.

Here is some information from the NHS:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/how-you-will-be-contacted/

 

As with any email you get unexpectedly from someone you don’t know, delete this message without clicking on any of the links

Dog Mess

We have been asked again by a number of parishioners to highlight the ongoing issue of dog mess on the footpaths around Corfe and the private grass verges on the approach to Barton Grange.

It is great to see so many dogs around the village, but would owners please remove up their mess from places where people walk.

Thank you for your consideration.