The latest government advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19) states that the single most important action we can all take is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
According to the latest scientific advice, when we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection, which is why the Government has introduced three new measures:
- People should stay at home, except for very limited purposes
- Non-essential shops and community spaces have been closed
- No gatherings of more than two people in public
- Going out for just one form of exercise a day
The government has urged that every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
These measures came into effect on Monday 23 March and the government will look again at these measures after three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.
Here at the Parish Council we are very conscious that people who need to confine themselves or who are unable to get out to the shops will need support, which is why we have launched this new section that contains information, advice and useful contact details to help everyone get through the challenging weeks ahead.
Essential contact numbers
List of local and regional contacts:
NHS Non-life-threatening situation: 111
Life-threatening emergency: 999
Baslow Health Centre: 01246 582216
Baslow Village Shop & Post Office: 01246 582108
For general concerns about shopping, medicines or for any other non-emergency issues please feel free to contact Sarah Porter, Clerk to the Parish Councillors:
Phone: 01629 732365
Christine and David Upton at the Baslow Village Shop have very kindly offered to take requests by phone: 01246 582108 and they will arrange for a Community Volunteer to deliver your shopping to your home.
Chesterfield-based Winster Foods 01246 556916 also deliver to Baslow and the surrounding area and the Co-op in Baslow will also remain open.
Prescriptions & medicines
To reduce the footfall in the surgery requests for repeat prescriptions can be done online, by telephone or they can be dropped through the letter box at the back door.
A number of restaurants in Baslow are now offering a take-away or delivery service.
Il Lupo is now offering a take-away service for pizzas and snacks, which you can view and download by following this LINK. To place an order call: 01246 583164. This service is available from 4-8.30pm everyday and you can pre-order from 12pm.
Charlie’s Bistro, from 1 April, will be offering a delivery and collection service for their meal kits, which include everything needed to create some of Charlie’s favourite dishes at home, with a Sunday lunch option. Orders to be placed by 4pm for next-day collection/delivery. View menu
Although self-isolating residents won’t be able to visit shops and restaurants, they can enjoy the outdoors for fresh air and exercise, provided they keep their distance from others.
There are plenty of walks around the village and into Chatsworth Park, and there is also the keep fit circuit in the Baslow Woodland Park.