Here we will post updates on the response from Wigan Council and our local volunteers on the Coronavirus situation.
NHS England update 17/01/2022
Tested positive for COVID-19? Your self-isolation period could now be just 5 full days instead of 6. Take a rapid lateral flow test each day starting on day 5, and you can stop self-isolating on the day of your second negative result.
More details here.
Wigan Council update 23/12/21
If you are struggling to book a Covid vaccination online you can now contact a new dedicated phoneline from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.By contacting the team on 0161 608 4304, you be given information on local and convenient walk-in appointments and support with booking appointments online.The line is open Monday to Friday, 8am–6pm.
Please remember if you have any Covid-19 symptoms to stay at home and get a PCR test. Book one here: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Shevington Community Pantry
In late July 2020, volunteers opened a new food pantry at St Anne’s Parish Centre in Shevington, offering discounted food. The food comes from Fur Clemt, a Real Junkfood Project in Wigan, and local supermarkets. Much of this stock is food which would otherwise go to landfill.
We hope all residents can get involved by buying food or volunteering to sustain the future of the pantry. Anyone can join – although current members of Fur Clemt must choose which outlet to use on an ongoing basis. Please speak to volunteers if you want to transfer your Fur Clemt membership for free.
To print off a membership form, download the pdf below:
Stay in Touch – What’s App
The What’s App Neighbourhood Watch groups which Shevington Community Watch set up in 2019 came into their own during the pandemic as the focus shifted from crime to looking after each other — please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your nearest What’s App group link.
All you need is a smartphone! Help can be provided to install What’s App — just get in touch with email@example.com or see YouTube for a tutorial.
The Deal team are in contact with volunteers daily and are offering lots of support as staff at Wigan Council work hard to organise the emergency response which will be needed for vulnerable people in the district. The Council are contacting vulnerable people on a regular basis to see if they need help.
There are some useful links below, including a Self-Isolation Welfare Support Form, which you can pass onto anyone in the community who needs more help.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about Shevington Community Pantry or the Neighbourhood Watch What’s App groups.
If you know someone who needs help now, they can contact the email address above or Wigan Council on 01942 489018.
Please see below links to the most up to date information regarding Coronavirus and some local website links. With lots of information being shared at the moment it is important to highlight the key messages and appropriate places to find the most up-to-date and correct information.
Self-isolation welfare support:-
NHS volunteers needed:-
Keeping yourself fit and well:-
Welfare Rights Team:-
Call: 01942 489018
Hub of Hopehttps://hubofhope.co.uk/
We are with youhttps://wearewithyou.org.uk/
Shining a Light on Suicidehttp://www.shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk/
Harmful gambling webpagewww.wigan.gov.uk/problemgambling
AWARM- Emergency heating, boiler replacements/repairs:-
Telephone 01942 404261