COVID-19 Cases Reported in the Parish – Follow Government Guidelines

STAY ALERT – SAVE LIVES

In response to recent CV19 cases being reported in the Parish –

please remember government guidance:

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  • WASH HANDS. KEEP WASHING YOUR HANDS REGULARLY.
  • COVER FACE. WEAR A FACE COVERING IN ENCLOSED SPACES.
  • MAKE SPACE.  STAY AT LEAST 2 METRES APART 

 

PLEASE PROTECT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES

(AND THEIR PEOPLE)

 BY WEARING A FACE MASK WHEN ENTERING THEM.

OUR BEHAVIOURS MATTER – THINK COVID-SAFE FIRST!

Pop Up Business School – Running Free Sessions on the IOW

The PopUp Business School delivers courses to help people set up their own business and the organisation ran a very successful course on the island last year.

Whilst previously the courses have been delivered over one week, this cohort – sponsored by the Isle of Wight Council, Southern Housing Group and Sovereign – will be delivered over two weeks and include additional personal development training to help those who have perhaps recently lost their job due to the pandemic.

The course will be live streamed online between Monday 12th October and Friday 30th October. If someone is interested in only the self-development part of the course, they can sign up to just this element – It is completely free to join and participants can sign up by visiting: www.popupbusinessschool.co.uk/iow

Omega Befriending Service – Now Available On The Isle of Wight

As seen  – recently – in the County Press, Omega is a small charity based in Shrewsbury that supports socially isolated people.  Whilst based in Shropshire, they work across the UK.  They have already started a partnership on the Isle of Wight with Sovereign Housing Association a story which has been shared with the Isle of Wight County Press.  You can read about this on their website at – https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/18627120.friendship-letter-phone-hopes-help-isolated-islanders/.  

Two of the projects they operate, both of which are free of charge, may be of interest to local residents:

Chatterbox
This is a telephone befriending scheme.  their volunteer befrienders are matched with clients and are happy to talk about anything as well as offering emotional support.  You can see more information at –
https://www.omega.uk.net/chatterbox-action-against-loneliness-programme-p-173.htm         

A Letter from Louise
This is a penpal befriending service.  As with Chatterbox, their volunteer befrienders are matched with clients with similar interests so they can share stories and experiences.  All post is directed via their office using a freepost system, so client’s addresses are confidential. Many of their befrienders include photos and pictures with their letters.  You can see more information at –
https://www.omega.uk.net/a-letter-from-louise-p-214.htm