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As predicted, cases of Covid-19 have started to rise as Autumn progresses. Senior scientists are constantly reviewing the situation, with government now imposing further restrictions in an attempt to reduce the rate of infection. It certainly gets harder to know what we're allowed to do and what we are not. In many situations the responsibility is being placed on business owners, to put in place strict safe systems to allow them to operate. We see this in shops, places of work, public houses, restaurants and other establishments where people are visiting. In Cosgrove the restrictions are thought to have worked well, with very few cases of Covid-19 identified.

On 24th September, the NHS Covid-19 Track and Trace phone App was launched. Being aware that someone you've been in close contact with, who's been tested and confirmed positive for the virus, gives you chance to prevent spreading the virus by self isolating. Staying away from other people, until confident that you aren't able to pass on the virus, will dramatically reduce the spread. Don't forget, some people who test positive, don't experience symptoms, but can infect anyone they come into close contact with. From a positive test, the App will provide information identifying other App users that may be at risk and they will be notified to self isolate. Anyone notified, is morally obligated to abide by the self isolating notification. Hopefully it won't apply to anyone who reads this, but please do your best to help our country overcome this highly contagious disease.

For details of the latest Government guidelines visit: what you can and can't do

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

A number of members of the community have volunteered to help those less fortunate villagers, who are forced to self isolate during the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

 Our Parish Councillors now co-ordinate a team of volunteer supporters, who are collecting prescribed medication and essential shopping for the elderly and those with health conditions that force them to stay at home. A printed copy of the scheme has been delivered to every household, shared on village social media and attached below. If you are self isolating and require assistance, contact one of our Parish Councillors and they will arrange for your needs to be catered for.

For up to date advice visit:

Government information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Public Health England advice

For your shopping needs visit:

Cosgrove Park Store

The shop at the entrance to Cosgrove Park is open

Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 7.00pm

                                              Sunday from 9.00am to 4.00pm

A delivery service is available for people unable to leave home

Telephone: 01908 565797

To seek assistance from the voluntary Community Support Group, see the attached information from the Parish Council.

Coronavirus Assistance 18.03.20 FINAL.pdf File Uploaded: 8 May 2020 114.3 KB
Volunteers Digory and son Torin collecting and distributing food parcels for the community Volunteers Digory and son Torin collecting and distributing food parcels for the community

Community Larder Scheme

The scheme providing food parcels delivered for less fortunate members of the community, has now ended. The scheme helped provide weekly food parcels to homes in the community, delivered by a group of volunteers co-ordinated by Digory Little. Organisers in the county are still in discussions with food suppliers to try and establish a regular scheme, that not only provides food to those that are in need, but also helps to avoid food waste. Developments will be communicated, as and when news is received.

Sincere appreciation to Digory, Torin, his son and all the volunteers who responded each week and delivered food parcels throughout the parish.