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If you are vulnerable, or know of someone who is vulnerable, self-isolating and have no immediate support available, please contact:

01308 808900
or email enquiries@bridport-tc.gov.uk

so that we can pass your/their details on to the local volunteer support.

For information on Bridport shops, businesses offering essential food deliveries, food takeaways and other essential services, please visit the Bridport Community Support website:

https://sites.google.com/view/bridportcommunity/home

 

COVID-19 Bridport Community Support Leaflet and Poster

Please click here to view the Bridport Coronavirus COVID-19 Community Support Network Leaflet, which provides information and key contact numbers to support you during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Please click here to download the Bridport Coronavirus Community Support poster in pdf format.

Please click here to download the Bridport Coronavirus Community Support poster in jpg format.

For general health information and guidance on Coronavirus, please follow these links:

Community response

In the Bridport area we have a volunteer support group which includes local organisations, groups and individuals who can offer support, if you are vulnerable and self-isolating.

They can help with:

  • Shopping, food and groceries
  • Prescriptions / medicine
  • Health and wellbeing
  • A friendly call or general support

Our volunteers will not try to enter your home. If you feel unsafe, please call the police,

Equally, if you are able to volunteer in any capacity, please email bridportccs@googlemail.com or call 07401 243585.

Other things we can do as a community:

  • Check in regularly on friends and family
  • If you know someone who is self-isolating, get in contact with them and check that they are okay. By its very nature, self-isolation is a solitary experience and their wellbeing will be improved by talking to someone.

During this time:

  • Please be mindful with your comments and actions, so as to not cause undue concern or anxiety within your community.
  • Please be respectful of anyone you know who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Due to patient confidentiality their details will not be publicly confirmed, so please respect and protect their privacy.
  • Public Health England has advised people who are self-isolating to do what they can to avoid visitors to their home and that deliveries are to be left at the door. Please ensure that when you are providing support, this advice is followed.

Guidance and Tips for Volunteers

Please click here to view the Dorset Council webpage, giving guidance and tips to volunteers including useful tips for volunteer dog walkers.

Useful contacts:

These contacts can offer local support:

Bridport Support Contact Centre

Advice and support for all needs.
Telephone: 01308 808900
Email: enquiries@bridport-tc.gov.uk

Bridport Coronavirus Community Support

Collecting shopping, prescriptions, general help.
Telephone: 07401 243585
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BridportCCS/

Citizens Advice

Independent advice about money, benefits, rights, etc.
Telephone: 03444 111 444
Email: advice@bridport-cab.org.uk

Cupboard Love Food Bank

Telephone (Food Bank): 07443 596096
Telephone (for help with shopping, if you can pay): 07552 312594
Email: cupboardlove.bridport@gmail.com

Burrough Harmony Centre

Peet support for mental health problems.
Telephone: 07597 379290
Email: harmonydropin@outlook.com

Health advice

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover you mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
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