COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support in Uffington, Baulking and Woolstone areas

2 July 2020


Latest Guidance


From 4 July, the Government is introducing a further series of measures to ease lockdown, but it is vital we still remain vigilant.


OCC is working with partners across the Oxfordshire system on plans to reduce the spread of coronavirus and to prepare for a response to potential local outbreaks. This will enable them to help return life to as normal as possible for as many people as possible, in a way that is safe, protects our health and care systems and supports our economy.


The Government’s core message remains the same.


Stay alert - Control the virus - Save lives

This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly
  • self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.


Remember – you can spread the virus even if you do not have any symptoms.


It is now mandatory to wear a face covering on all public transport

or in an enclosed public space where social distancing isn’t possible. The NHS has information on how to prevent the virus spreading at:

Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has any of the following:

  1. a high temperature
  2. a new, continuous cough
  3. a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste


NHS test and trace service

Everyone over the age of five presenting coronavirus symptoms should have a test. You can ask for a test online or by calling 119.


Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do


To find the latest advice and information from the Government, go to: GOV.UK/coronavirus


16 May 2020


Stay Alert Guidance


6 May 2020


Guide to shielding the Extremely Vulnerable


The Givernment has released an updated 'East Guide' to shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable. This can be read or downloaded from the Government website here.


The full range of Government advice on Coronavirus is here


5 April 2020


NHS COVID-19 Monitoring


The NHS has started a COVID-19 monitoring program of as many volunteers from as many different places as possible A new Coronavirus Status Checker will help the NHS coordinate its response and build up additional data on the COVID-19 outbreak. If you would like to provide input (it only takes a couple of minutes or so) to this voluntary program, please complete your details here on the NHS website.

2 April 2020


Data Protection - widening of data sharing


The current crisis has caused the Governemnt and Information Commissioner to re-assess the data protection rules in order to allow those helping to share information to support efforts against coronavirus (COVID-19) - even if some of this data would normally have been too sensitive for wider sharing. This relaxation of the rules will give us access to limited additional data which will assist us in monitoring the local situation and helping to deliver the best support we can.


Use this link to the revised guidance from the Government website. Additional guidance from the Information Commissioner is here in his blog.


28 March 2020


Prescription Deliveries - Tina Monk's team of volunteers has taken on the collection and delivery of all prescriptions. If you require this service please ring her team on 01367 820878 . Note: If you previously asked for help with this by filling in one of the request cards delivered to your house it will have been passed to Tina's team for action.


Shop Safety - The counter screens, to separate staff and customers more effectively, were successfully installed on 27 March due to the sterling work of Mick Dyton of Christian Mobey in Kingston Lisle.


26 March 2020


We are currently investigating the following ideas put forward by villagers:


Prescriptions - we are investigating how it might be able to maintain the prescription deliveries to the village from the Faringdon White Horse Medical Practice and Shrivenham Elm Tree surgeries when/if the surgeries/pharmacies stop their original services.


Newspaper Deliveries - we are asking our volunteer teams to assist with newspaper deliveries from the shop to those who are unable to collect their papers themseves.


Shop Safety

  • We have worked with the shop to create some guidelines for shop users which are on display outside the shop. Adhering to this guidance will allow the shop to continue operating whilst doing their best, given the layout, to observe social distancing.
  • We are currently investigating whether screens can be erected on the counters to distance shop staff from customers whilst paying for goods.
  • The shop will be closing 1hr earlier (at 5pm) until further notice to allow more time for restocking etc without customers being present.


Pet Safety - please see the guidance here, or via the link on the left, on pet safety during the pandemic.

23 March 2020


From today (23 March) we will be distributing the notice attached below to all households in Uffington, Baulking and Woolstone parishes along with the forms to be used to request assistance from the recently established volunteer support group.  Paper copies will also be left in the Uffington Shop and the Church. Before sending this notice out we have consulted with the Vicar, Uffington School, Village Hall, Shop, Parish Meetings of Baulking and Woolstone, and the UBW WI.





Mike Oldnall

01367 820369




Hilary Deakin

07802 426822




Sarah Johnson

07528 965574


Please notify your name, e-mail address, telephone number, house number / name and a brief idea of the help you need so that we can get in touch with you.  (This data will only be held for the duration of the emergency and not used for any other purpose).


If you are not already on the circulation for the periodic village newsletter e-mail and would like to join this mailing list, please ask Simon Jenkins ( to add you. This is a reliable way of passing urgent local information quickly to a large number of local residents.  Your e-mail address will be needed, and it will be held securely.


Whatever happens, it is important that all residents keep a watchful eye over people who may be vulnerable and report any problems to the authorities or to any of those listed above.

COVOD-19 Support Group Information
Summary of UBW Support Group operation
23 March 2019
Coronavirus support group information Ma[...]
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COVID-19 Contact Cards (x2)
Print out these cards to complete and return to your local volunteer group to receive assistance
Corona Virus contact card.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [97.6 KB]

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