St Michael Parish Council’s best role in this pandemic is to provide direct links to the current information supplied by the Government and the NHS.
Remember, it’s best to seek information on the disease from official sources like those mentioned below. You are advised against relying on social media for information as some of it may be inaccurate, or, worse, be spreading coronavirus conspiracies, fake cures or scams.
BEWARE Fraudsters could pose as helpers by suggesting to do shopping for you if you cannot go out. However genuine or official seeming, NEVER give cash up front to someone you do not know well. NEVER hand over your bank card or account details, a genuine helper will accept a cheque. If in doubt, call a trusted friend, neighbour or relative. If you feel threatened or afraid, call 999 and ask for the police.
Public Health England has FAQs that will be updated regularly
There is a Volunteer Compassionate Community Connector programme in response to Covid-19. This is for people who are healthy and at low risk to help others across the districts of St Albans and Hertsmere. Individuals can sign-up using: www.communities1st.org.uk/COVID-19-community-signup
St Albans City and Dstrict Council has put a range of information and advice related to coronavirus on their website . See: https://www.stalbans.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-and-advice
Guidance on the gov.uk website developed with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, aiming to assist employees, as well as employers and businesses in providing advice on COVID-19 to their staff