Following the Prime Minister’s address on the 4th January, we understand that there will be some Poynton residents who will fall under the ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ category mentioned and have been told they now must shield. We would encourage these residents who have family, friends or neighbours who can help with essential medication and shopping, to ask them for support.
We are aware however there may be some clinically extremely vulnerable residents who do not have such support systems and Poynton Town Council will do what we can to support.
If you do not have alternative arrangements please telephone 01625 872238. If you supported a neighbour previously, and are able to do so again now, perhaps you might like to re-establish those connections and offer assistance by organising essential shopping, medication deliveries or a friendly telephone call to check they are okay.
If you are supporting family, friends or neighbours please continue to observe the Government guidance around social distancing and hygiene measures, being extra mindful of the increased transmissibility of the new strain of Covid-19.
For further help and advice for those who are shielding please visit the Cheshire East Council shielding page
Citizens Advice are delivering support via telephone from 9am to 5pm Mon-day to Friday. Telephone call-backs can be requested by leaving a message on 01625 708608.
If you have concerns about a vulnerable resident you can also contact Cheshire East People Helping People Scheme. This is a service that connects the people offering help to the people who need help.
The latest News and Advice on Coronavirus - COVID-19 can be found on the NHS website. If you are worried about symptoms, please call the NHS 111 or go to the NHS 111 website. Middlewood Practices have also published information on the Middlewood Practices website.