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Coronavirus - Where to find the latest information

Provided by Welsh Local Government Association

Coronavirus information for Councils is available here on the WLGA website

The WLGA is collating good council practice during the coronavirus pandemic- here

Public Health Wales publishes an interactive daily dashboard of data about coronavirus cases across Wales, broken down by health board and local authority area

Public Health Wales also provides a daily update focusing on key public health information and updates

Information about coronavirus is available here on the Welsh Government’s website

All the legislation passed in Wales in relation to the coronavirus pandemic is available here

UK Government coronavirus information for individuals and businesses in Wales is available here

 

Acknowledging the Covid Volunteers

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of volunteers from across Pembrokeshire have been giving their time to support people who have been shielding and self-isolating. With shielding being paused on 16th August, the Community Hub would like to say thank you and share their appreciation for all of the kindness, commitment and generosity that volunteers, communities and groups have shown during a difficult and distressing time.


While many people who have been volunteering are now returning to work and a ‘new normal’ life, there are still plenty who continue to support people in towns and villages across the county making sure no-one goes without.


During Covid-19 volunteers have been helping with essential support such as shopping, delivering medicine, staying in touch with people who may otherwise be lonely and a whole range of other tasks. For many people who had previously been shielding and self-isolating, the thought of re-entering the world is still very daunting. So the role of volunteers continues to be incredibly valuable, both in terms of continuing with the type of support delivered during lockdown, but also supporting people to build confidence to safely leave their homes, get used to the new social distancing requirements and start accessing their communities once again.


During the pandemic, the Community Hub has been putting people who require support in touch with local volunteer-led groups, community groups and local organisations that offer support that is delivered by volunteers. The Hub team and its partners have been inspired by the kindness and generosity of local people and acknowledge that their contributions have played an important and fundamental role in Pembrokeshire’s response to the pandemic.

Some examples of volunteers’ amazing work can be seen through the Community Champions campaign and the Connect to Kindness initiative and artwork developed by local artist, Gemma Green-Hope. This provides a powerful representation of acts of kindness and community action in Pembrokeshire during Covid-19.

Rachel Evans, Senior Project Development Co-ordinator from Volunteering Matters said: "I think the current health crisis has brought people together in a way that hasn't been seen for many years - people have unified against a threat to their way of life.

“In Pembrokeshire it has brought out the very best in people.

“Volunteering Matters in Pembrokeshire has met and recruited kind and motivated people who have been determined to make volunteering part of their already full lives, in order to meet the challenges experienced by friends, neighbours.....and vulnerable people they have never met.

“As a county, we have all pulled together and our sense of togetherness has strengthened. I feel we will all look back on this time with pride in our community."

As well as the incredible community response to the crisis, the many volunteers who regularly give their time and energy to make Pembrokeshire a better place should not be overlooked. So much just wouldn’t happen without these volunteers. Some give a few hours when they can; some dedicate a lifetime.
Paying tribute to their work, Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet Member for Social Services, Tessa Hodgson, said: “It has been really heartening to see so many people come forward with offers of help and to willingly volunteer to support others in their communities. “I hope that in the months and years ahead that spirit continues and flourishes and we build on the amazing work and goodwill that this crisis has generated.”

If you know a volunteer, or group of volunteers, who deserve a huge ‘thank you’ for their efforts, you can nominate them for a 2020 Volunteering Award.

There are nine different categories this year, to recognise and celebrate the difference volunteers make to communities in Pembrokeshire.

There are two new categories this year specifically for ‘Community Support’ Volunteers.

For more information (or for a nomination form) contact volunteering@pavs.org.uk / 01437 769422 or you can complete your nomination online here https://tinyurl.com/volaward20 . The deadline has been extended to 18th September.

The Community Hub is a partnership between Pembrokeshire County Council, Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services, Delta Wellbeing and Hywel Dda University Health Board. The Hub will remain open over coming months and can be contacted on 01437 776301 or communitycovid19@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

Pembrokeshire Buses - Important Information

Due to the current situation there are a number of changes required to public bus services in Pembrokeshire.

The County Council’s Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Licensing and Major Events, Councillor Phil Baker, said: “Changes are required in order to respond to the Coronavirus situation, and to continue to maintain services to key locations such as hospitals, GP surgeries, pharmacies and certain food stores. “The timetable information on the Council’s website will be kept up-to-date but unfortunately it is not possible to update the information displayed at all bus stops. “These arrangements may be subject to further change at short notice, and I would ask that anyone wanting to use public transport services to please visit our website or ring 01437 764551 for the latest up to date information.”

308 Haverfordwest – Llangwm – Burton (Circular) No fixed service but transport on request on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday only. Customers can book by phoning 01437 776313

 

Llangwm Community Support Group

This group is established to coordinate the help and support needed through the Covid-19 crisis.

 

ARE YOU SELF-ISOLATING?

Do you need assistance with shopping, dog-walking, collecting prescriptions, etc, or even just want to chat to someone on the phone?

If "YES" please contact

Liz Rawlings - 01437 891706, or

David Golding in the Cleddau Stores or email him davidsavid17@gmail.com

In an emergency ring

Matthew Evans - 07805 163632

Llinos Martin - 01437 890678

Liz Rawlings - 01437 891706

We are all facing difficult and uncertain times ahead, but we are very lucky to live in such a caring and vibrant community. So please help. 

To download this statement in leaflet form, please click here.

 

CAN YOU HELP?

In order to organise support for those in self-isolation, Llangwm Community Support Group is coordinating volunteers who are prepared to help during this time of uncertainty.

If you wish to help by dog walking, shopping, collecting prescriptions, talking on the telephone etc., please leave your information with Dave in Cleddau Stores or email davidsavid17@gmail.com . This should include name, contact details, location, type(s) of support.

We are all facing difficult and uncertain times ahead, but we are very lucky to live in such a caring and vibrant community. So please help. 

 

What is the Llangwm Community Support Group?

This group is established to coordinate the help and support needed through the Covid-19 crisis.

A strategy has been devised in three stages:

1. Using social media, the Llangwm website and the Llangwm Newsletter - an approach will be made requesting volunteer support for those in self-isolation and who need a measure of support e.g. shopping, collecting prescriptions, dog walking, social chat by telephone. Potential volunteers are requested to write their details and drop them into the shop - name, contact details (telephone & email), location in the community, and type(s) of support offered

2. An A5 leaflet will be designed with a mail drop throughout the whole village, please click here to download a copy of this. This will include Port Lion, Hill Mountain, Deerland, Llangwm Ferry, Black Tar. This will ask the question - “Are you self isolating?” Each resident will have the opportunity to ask for support by notifying Dave in the shop as the central focus of the community. They will need to provide details about themselves - name, address, contact details, how they need help, preferably by email/dropping in the information in to the shop. Dave’s email is davidsavid17@gmail.com

3. These responses and list of volunteers will be coordinated so that volunteers will be made aware of any individual needing support in their locality. Cards will then be provided to each volunteer to initiate contact with anyone requesting assistance.

 

Pembrokeshire Community Hub