COVID – 19
Message from our Local Councillor, Mark Mills-Bishop
The overriding aim is for the health and well-being of residents. Clearly, it is an uncertain time at this stage in the developing Coronavirus epidemic. As active members of community in a position of knowledge I thought it would be helpful to write and seek your support within the community and offer reassurance and help to residents. We have entered the “delay” phase of the epidemic, which means the government are seeking to delay and flatten a peak in infections so those who are most vulnerable can be assured of NHS help if they need it; sensible precautions need to be taken. This is not a reason to be alarmed, because those who may become infected will have a fairly mild ‘flu-like disease. Those most vulnerable include older people with very weakened immune systems and people with long term conditions like diabetes, heart disease and chronic lung disease.
The County Council continue to work with all sectors including, care and health partners, as well as community and voluntary groups to keep residents informed. Hertfordshire County Council have emergency planning meetings happening regularly and each business area is prepared to meet the challenges coronavirus presents. Many people have listened to advice from Public Health England and Herts. County Council. It is clear that more cases will follow and the advice and response by the government will change rapidly.
Through your own website and social media outlets I have shown some useful links;
www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the most up to date advice – To get updates from the County Council www.hertfordshire.gov.uk and www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england
Please let me know if there are residents where I can be of tangible help.
County Cllr. Mark Mills-Bishop
Flamstead End and Turnford Division – Cllr. Goffs Oak