COVID-19 Update

As the vaccines are rolled out, please be aware of a scam that is circulating:

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Are you able to get to your vaccination appointment?  Dial 2 Drive is a volunteer car service based in Tunbridge Wells. If you live in Frant Parish and need help to get to a medical appointment locally, including for a Covid-19 vaccination, you can be registered for free transport paid for by the Parish Council. For further details ring Andy Macdonald-Brown on 01892 891273 or 07989555957, or email Andrew.macdonald-brown@frant-pc.gov.uk

NHS Volunteer Responders have asked to reach out to all our colleagues to emphasise the need for more volunteers. The scheme remains open to registration for volunteers in Eastbourne Hastings, Rother, and Wealden. https://nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk/i-want-to-volunteer

Vaccine queries

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is underway. Vaccinations have started at GP-led vaccination services in the county and hospital hubs, and further services will be going live over the coming weeks and months. The NHS will contact you when it’s your turn for the vaccine and take advice from Downing St briefings.

The latest information on the vaccination programme in Sussex is available on the Sussex Health and Care Partnership website, https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/

Covid-19: Coordinated support for the parish

The Parish Council is working closely with Wealden District Council and various groups and organisations to support those in need across the parish.

For help and support from Wealden District Council, please click on the link:

https://www.wealden.gov.uk/press-and-media/coronavirus-covid-19-latest/community-support/

We are liaising with volunteers in our 3 main settlements of Frant, Bells Yew Green and Eridge. If you have not already heard from them and need assistance because you are isolating, please contact us and we will connect you.

If you are considered as clinically extremely vulnerable and do not have a support network of family and friends to help you get essential supplies, you can register for support from the government call 0800 028 8327 or online https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable.

If you, or someone you know, is vulnerable but not within the clinical group above and does not have a support network of family and friends to help –
Wealden District Council has set up a Covid-19 Community Hub for vulnerable people who need support to allow them to stay at home. Please register by calling 01323 443322 or registering online at

https://www.wealden.gov.uk/news-and-events/coronavirus-covid-19-latest/community-support

If you need help and are unsure who to speak to, Frant Parish Council is here to help.

If you are unable to access the above support or are concerned, or wish to speak with us on any other matter, please do call the Parish Council on 01892 653 357 or 07903 661581, or email clerk@frant-pc.gov.uk. Please note that the Clerk is part time but will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.

If you have been personally affected and feel you may wish to access bereavement services, they are available through the Hospice in the Weald and the At a Loss charity. Please follow the links below:

https://www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk/patient-family-and-carer-information/our-services/counselling-and-support-service/bereavement-support

https://www.ataloss.org