3 April 2020
The Latest News from Healthwatch Reading outlines changes for Pharmacies, GPs and Royal Berkshire Hospital.
3 April 2020
The Which Magazine has published this latest news on the coronavirus outbreak.
2 April 2020
Booking delivery slots with major supermarkets is proving difficult, but is evolving rapidly. An alternative may be to use smaller local suppliers who offer a range of goods and some also deliver. Here is the latest list: Shop/Delivery List
30 March 2020
We are developing this page to provide sources of help and advice during the coronavirus pandemic. We will try to keep the information up to date but, as you can appreciate, things are changing frequently. Please check for new posts on https://www.facebook.com/cavershamresidents. You do not need to be on Facebook for this. These are organisations and items we are highlighting:
Community Action Response - Covid 19 have listed five things you can do to make a positive difference in your community.
The CADRA Facebook page, for which you don’t have to be on Facebook, will have information posted as it becomes available https://www.facebook.com/cavershamresidents/
Caversham Mutual Aid Covid Coronavirus Help Support is a forum to seek or offer help https://www.facebook.com/groups/196803968271709/
Emmer Green mutual aid covid-19 support https://www.facebook.com/groups/224018755635420/. If you live in Emmer Green and need assistance please start your post with HELP NEEDED. Help with: groceries, medication, dog walking etc. Never list your address/phone/email, a private message in reply will be sent.
Reading & Local Areas: Delivery & Takeaway Suppliers https://www.facebook.com/groups/2528901730759928/
Class of Covid-19 is for parents and teachers to share resources for home teaching and a place to ask questions from teachers offering support https://www.facebook.com/groups/502042943810868/
The Council's response and details of how their services are affected can be found at: https://www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirus
Here's what various celebrities and others are offering you and your kids for free daily to help with their education while schools are closed: Home Education
Supermarkets are allocating priority times specifically for vulnerable people or for key workers.
Please note the following updates to the chart below are:
Booking delivery slots with major supermarkets is proving difficult, but is evolving rapidly. An alternative may be to use smaller local suppliers who offer a range of goods and some also deliver. Here is the latest list: Local Food Deliveries and Collections
With restaurants, cafes and pubs closed, many are offering take away for delivery or collection.
The Government has advice on which businesses can stay open https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close
There is a growing list of small mainly local suppliers offering delivery services. The list is subject to change, as organisations may no longer be able to provide the service or are simply overwhelmed by requests (pdf version):
This is a stressful time for many of us, so we hope these websites will be helpful.
If you know or are a vulnerable person who has no support, then the One Reading Community Hub action line can connect people in need of help with: volunteers, organisations and services that can support them during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Please only contact the hub for urgent welfare needs, when no family member or trusted friend can help. Their telephone no. 0808 189 4325 is open 9am-5pm, five days a week.
https://www.futurelearn.com has a huge range of fascinating and free on-line short courses, from Universities all over the world. Typically, they take 4 or 5 hours a week.
General advice from Sports England https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home
There are many different videos and online classes available for all levels, which we will list here, as hear we about them.