I'm intrigued as to why Hannah believes the BBC is hysterical in their coverage and how going directly to the ONS website gives an altered perspective? Has she not seen that some hospitals are now so overwhelmed by COVID patients that they are having to cancel elective surgery, in some cases urgent cancer surgery. My partner recently had an operation cancelled as COVID patients were taking up all the available beds and staff are on their knees and exhausted. As for wearing masks outdoors, both the BMA and WHO recommend it. In my opinion it should be mandatory, as in some other countries, but as usual we seem to be a day late and a dollar short – possibly contributing to the fact we have one of the worst rates of western countries. Remember that you have to keep 2 metres distance from other people, which simply can't be done on the narrow pavements in Audlem. The risk of transmission is indeed much lower outdoors, but it's still there. You could unwittingly kill someone if you are asymptomatic and they breathe in virus laden air that you exhale.
My mum who is 83 received a phone call from the surgery to arrange her vaccine (she's not on the internet either) so perhaps they are working their way through them.
Sorry Hannah, my mistake, when I read both your earlier posts I rather thought when you said "a proactive post or release of info" I didn't realise that you actually meant that the surgery should be devoting their scarce resources to phoning people to tell them what has been actively publicised through print and broadcast media, i.e. wait and you will be contacted (as lots of people seem to have been). I sort of assumed that you meant a "proactive post or message" on AudlemOnline like the one on Dec 30th that maybe internet savvy neighbours or carers could pass. Silly me!
In response to Terry, I see what you're saying however perhaps re-read my post. My blind 82 year old neighbour surprisingly isn't online so missed this online post (with her being blind) My point was, the surgery could be actively calling vulnerable residents namely those who perhaps are not likely to be online/internet savvy and checking posts. If you see my following post I stated that I called went through the lengthy IVR basically telling me to not call and speak to them and sought out the relevant information. They were helpful and I'm grateful for that however maybe good old fashioned phone calls where the elderly and vulnerable are concerned that would be more beneficial to such residents.
Perhaps a re-post of this will be helpful.
Hannah. Before criticising the surgery, I suggest you look at the very clear information they posted on AudlemOnline on 30th December. We have had excellent service from the Doctors and other staff there over the years, and even more so in the last 18 months since I became a carer. I have nothing but praise for them. It must be demoralising for them to read this sort of stuff when I know they are working so hard, and when people haven't apparently bothered to read the information they have posted. Also, you can find information on the ADCA service for transport, which has also been posted recently on here. Finally, if it hasn't already been done, I suggest you explore whether your neighbour has registered with the surgery for the "Gold Framework" as it sounds like she would qualify, and any carers should also have their status flagged on their own records.
Thank you to the surgery – due to the IVR messages asking people not to call my neighbour didn't dare call however I did and they were indeed helpful however I think a messege or post with some tangible information would be great. If it's any help to anyone – in due course they confirmed that they will be actively calling vulnerable patients. Again though a proactive post or release of info would be well received I feel rather than the IVR messages
Try ADCA they are operating a taxi service from Audlem to Nantwich for the elderly and infirm.
Hannah I suggest you phone the ladies surgery . If it is Audlem you will receive excellent service and information
Why are you exporting British Jobs and more to the point, exporting British data to the USA? Keep the USA out of our affairs!
Can someone tell me whether they have heard from the GP surgery in Audlem about the vaccine and what to do?
I have an 83 year old neighbour who has heard nothing at all and has obviously not had the vaccine but has no transport, recently had a fall and is registered blind. Naturally she is scared out of her wits to let someone take her to have the vaccine? Would be nice to know or was she supposed to be psychic and magically get herself to Nantwich to have it with no indication of times etc or could she simply go to her local doctors surgery where she is a registered patient and have it there? I suppose that would be common sense though so unlikely. Anyway with my rant over any helpful information would be marvelous – thank you
Think some people need to look at the ONS rather than the BBC and calm down a bit.
Whilst I wear a mask in shops etc I will not be wearing one outside – there is no requirement to do so. Yes there is a virus but the hysteria is beggars belief. Sadly the media are controlling the narrative here and people are scared. I would urge anyone scared out of their wits to look at the ONS website with actual facts and have a nice cup of tea.
Hello Louise, thanks for raising this. The last notification for closure I received was before Christmas and related to drainage. I have emailed Cheshire East Council following your post to ask for detail.
Longhill Lane is CLOSED. It has been all day. Around 2.50 the workers disappeared leaving the road closed. Residents have not been told why. Does anyone know what this is about?
As I said earlier: many people just don't get how serious this is or are plain stupid.
Unless I'm wildly mistaken, there is no requirement to wear masks out of doors.
Hi, can anyone recommend a local damproofing firm please?
Sounds like some people in the village need to stop watching the BBC.
Why I am of the opinion that it is good manners to wear a face covering in places like the Coop why you would ever wear one walking in fresh air is beyond me.
My husband and I are both high risk so the only thing we can do weather permitting is to go for a walk .
However we have decided not to go any more because we keep meeting people not wearing masks and unless we move onto the road or into some ones drive the other people just carry on as usual without their masks.
With today's news that temporary mortuaries are being installed in Surrey woodland to cope with the number of dead, surely it is time for the Co-Op to insist on customers who refuse to wear a mask on grounds of disability, to be asked to provide proof in the form of a doctors certificate. This course of action should be coming from the top down but as we currently have a Trumpesque administration the message has to come from the grassroots. The Co-Op owe a duty of care to their own staff as well as their customers. Clear signage on the front door should inform all who wish to enter that they will be asked to leave if they have no medical proof of disability. I speak as a life long asthmatic and I have no trouble wearing a mask.
I had a similar experience to Margaret when I challenged a couple of lads in the Co-op some weeks ago which resulted in one of them shouting in my face "I don't care". I did write to the Co-op Head Office and I just received a standard reply that they would talk to the store but I never heard anything else. Perhaps stronger noticing would help enforce the rules although these individuals obviously thought they were above them.
I also read the Times article, most of the recent publicity has centered on the demise of gas boilers, but I would think oil is equally polluting. I am aware that NWF are starting to market a recycled bio oil but don't know the cost or how clean it is. As a village I do think we need to investigate all options for the future.
Like Margaret Roberts, I too feel strongly about the total ignorance and selfishness of people – young and older too, who flout the rules that we currently have to follow.
It is partly down to these individuals, that we are in this situation now and also thanks to them that it looks as though the rules for shopping in supermarkets including the Co-Op is about to get even tougher.
I believe that staff should be permitted to correctly and politely challenge those that don't protect themselves and others, and, I tip my hat to Margaret for doing this with the two young characters recently.
There are still many people amongst us all that just don't get the seriousness of this or, who are just plain stupid.
Interesting points raised and whilst I would contest it is not the job of shop workers to enforce the rules and also that the rule breaking is definitely not confined to the young...I think both of those discussions would be doing a disservice to the collective effort.
Focus on the minority of examples of "non compliance" exaggerates their prevalence and encourages more people to think "well, lots of people are breaking the rules, so....". In this way, we promote the exact behaviours that we are seeking to stop!
Far more productive in my view would be to focus on the many good behaviours and congratulate ourselves for being, on the whole, collectively responsible and considerate.
Hi everyone, we are looking to move to the Audlem area soon. We have a two-year old so can anyone recommend a registered Childminder in the area please?
James & Catharine