The Covid-19 virus will cause significant changes in the way we all do things for the foreseeable future. This section contains useful links to official sources of information. It also contains local information and phone numbers. If you are self-isolating or cannot leave your house, keep essential phone numbers to hand so that you can contact members of the community - the local shops, SPAR and The Gatehouse Store - who can organise deliveries to your home. Also the Surgery, Chemist, and other community support which IS available. Also do keep in touch with your friends and family, and with your neigbours.
Providing free school meals and ensuring the welfare and support of our children and young people is a key priority for our council. Due to the ever-changing circumstances of COVID19 we will make sure that a food pack is available to all children and young people who meet the qualifying criteria for free school meals. You must register for this service.
This service will be provided every Tuesday and Friday and you can choose to have it delivered to your door or you can collect it from a central pick up point.
Gatehouse is a resilient community but these are worrying times for everyone.Try to stay calm and be supportive to others in the community.Make sure you get your neighbour’s telephone number and check regularly how they are doing. If you can safely help them with shopping, prescriptions etc. please do so, but do not put yourself at risk of exposure to the virus.Wash your hands regularly keep at least 2 metres distance and avoid touching shared surfaces.Support our local businesses if you can. Lets all be positive, stay healthy and pull together during this challenging time.23 March 2020
COMMUNITY COUNCIL HELPLINE
For assistance e.g. shopping collection, prescription collection, someone to talk to, dog walkers, form fillers etc.Open from 10am-6pm
A Gatehouse Community Help Group has been set up on Facebook. This is likely to be a lively group filled with up-to-date local information as well as advice and help. It is available here: www.facebook.com/groups/2614921332073630/
Below are links to a range of useful websites providing up-to-date and official information and advice. Beware of information circulating on social media - it can be a very unreliable source of information, although good for keeping in contact with friends and keeping spirits up!