We are lucky to have a great sense of community in this village and we recognise that many of you are already checking up on each other and helping our more at-risk residents. Thank you to everyone that is doing this and please continue to do so (whilst of course, also remaining alert to recommended hygiene practices and any safeguarding issues).

If you are in need of help or know anybody that is in need of help there are people in the Village happy to volunteer to help out as necessary in the coming weeks.

Please use Facebook or this website to contact the parish council which will put you in touch with local people who are helping others and statutory bodies or broughtoncommunity@hotmail.com or 07817946881 who is co-ordinating the Broughton Community Volunteers

Government Covid-19 guidelines

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Extremely vulnerable person’s guidelines

Letters are and have been sent out to those who are considered to be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. This guidance is for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus because of an underlying health condition, and for their family, friends and carers. It is intended for use in situations where the extremely vulnerable person is living in their own home, with or without additional support. The letters include further information on how help can be sourced.

Info updated 3rd April 2020

Key sources for information and advice

The Covid-19 virus situation is continually changing and there are increasing amounts of myths and misinformation to be found online. These are the official advice sources that are enabling the government to inform their decisions. (Nalco 04/20)

The government’s main source of advice to the community https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus which includes information on social distancing alongside a wide range of other information.

If you would like to keep up to date with the government information as it comes out then sign up for the Bulletin: https://www.gov.uk/email-signup?link=/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Public health England has FAQ’s which are updated daily: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/

Advice for businesses is available on:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

Finally, the Local government association complies the local figures for each area where Lancashire’s can be found at: https://lginform.local.gov.uk/reports/view/lga-research/covid-19-case-tracker-area-quick-view-1?mod-area=E10000017

Updated 04/20