Many Sandwich residents are now required to self-isolate. Let us help each other, as best we can, to get through this period of anxiety, uncertainty and potential loneliness.
Please think about the needs of your neighbours, especially (but not exclusively) the elderly and vulnerable. Give them a call or put an old-fashioned note through their door to check they’re okay. Make sure they have food and other essential items, check whether they need help with prescriptions and share your phone number, if happy to do so.
For those of you who need assistance you will find a poster on the reverse of this leaflet which may be useful to you.
Please note this information was correct at time of printing 24/3/2020
Sandwich Town Council Contact Details:
Whilst the Guildhall itself is closed to the public the staff are all working from home to continue
our service to you and offer advice and assistance where they can.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4.00pm
Phone – 01304 617197
Address: Town Council Offices, The Guildhall, Cattle Market, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9AH
Dover District Council have very useful information on their website www.dover.gov.uk and keep me posted https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKDOVER/subscriber/new You may also wish to sign up to their volunteering for Coronavirus : help the community www.dover.gov.uk/Community/Coronavirus-help-for-the-community.aspx
Keeping up to date with Coronavirus:
Government guidance related to Coronavirus is changing rapidly. We can all help to minimise the risks by ensuring we stay at home where at all possible. If we all limit outside activity i.e. exercise and essential shopping, we can reduce the spread of this virus by 95%. Please follow trusted sources of information. The NHS website provides information about the virus, potential symptoms, guidance on how to self-isolate, details about their 111 service and links to the official Government information for advice and action plans www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
NHS 111 online service
Available at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
An online 111 service is available from the NHS website. If you have access to the internet, please use this online service if:
Please only call 111 if you cannot get help from the online service.
Watch out for Coronavirus scams
According to OWL (Online Watch Link), fraudsters are exploiting the spread of Coronavirus to facilitate various types of fraud. Please remember:
To report a fraud or a scam: ActionFraud.police.uk / 0300 123 2040.
To see any Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Use your internet browser to search for:
‘Public Health Matters Coronavirus’
The website is updated regularly and may have answers and advice to questions you have on the virus.
Sandwich Foodbank remains open – Thursday 1pm to 3pm at the Phoenix Centre,
If you wish to give to the Foodbank, you can either place items of food, whilst
shopping for essentials, in the food bin at the Co-Op or go to their Just Giving page
Sandwich Age Concern are offering Meals on Wheels, not only to the over 50’s but
also to the vulnerable. Two courses for £7.50 please call 01304 614237 to order.
Citizens Advice Bureau – not open for drop ins
For general enquiries call 01304 374333
For debt call 01304 202442
For Universal Credit call 01304 202030
(this will only operate between Monday-Thursday 9:30am to 4pm calls after this
time will not be answered)
Or you can email https://www.doverdealadvice.co.uk/contact.php
Let’s spread only kindness. Thank you!