Information about COVID-19 (Corona Virus) and FISH
FISH and COVID-19
FISH will continue to take people to and from appointments etc. as usual when possible so please continue to phone us if you need to go anywhere. FISH will also arrange collection of food etc. from supermarkets. If you can do "click and collect" FISH will find a driver to collect. For anyone unable to order it themselves FISH will do that for them. One word of warning though- if someone you do not know offers to do shopping for you- do not give them money until you receive your shopping. Anyone who wishes to have a regular phone call from FISH just to keep in touch or because they would like someone to chat to should give FISH their name and phone number. Clients are very welcome to phone FISH at any time for advice and support, and several sources of help and information are listed below.
Bus trips are currently suspended and will be reinstated as soon as practicable.
Due to the current situation with Covid-19 and the panic buying, creating empty supermarket shelves the landlady of The Rising Sun has very kindly offered their help and support as they are still able to receive basic essentials. Please give them a call on 01491 640 856 and they will do their best to get you what you need at cost price. They are offering to order in and also deliver fresh fruit and veg, meat and frozen goods (while supplies last).
3) AGE UK
Age UK Oxfordshire are providing advice & information for anyone worried about Corona Virus on their website here https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/about-us/news/coronavirus/ and have set up a new, free telephone support service including a friendly, regular weekly call to see how people are and offer advice if needed. The number is 01865 411 288 - leave a message & and an advisor will call you back ASAP. Please note this is not an emergency medical service, please ring 111 for medical advice and 999 in a medical emergency. Age UK have also sent us a poster which you may like to print off and put on your door.
A Facebook group has been set up to help the community in the Sonning Common area, to support people not able to get out with shopping etc. They can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07468 004541
5) Christ the King Church
Christ the King Church has offered a phone number 0118 9721459 for people to call if they are in need of spiritual comfort and/or are feeling lonely or frightened.
6) Springwater Church
Springwater Church has started a food bank for those in need locally, accepting food and toiletry donations to help those who may be in need or self-isolating. They are accepting donations between 10.00 - 12 noon each day. If you know of someone in need go with a bag and take what is needed. For further information contact their office on 0118 9724519.
7) Carl Woods butchers
Carl Woods butchers are closed to customers coming into the shop but are still trading online for delivery or collection. See their website www.carlwoodsbutchers.co.uk for details.
8) One Stop Shop
If you know someone who is self-isolating or is too vulnerable to go out for their daily essentials please let me know; I would be more than happy to deliver their goods.
One Stop Store Manager: Francis Pillai Mobile: 07407 168529
9) Dudmans in Emmer Green
Dudmans in Emmer Green are normally wholesalers but are currently able to take orders and deliver groceries to customers at home.