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

4 November 2020


The national restrictions  in place from 0001 Thursday 5th November mean: 

  • You must work from home if you can 
  • You should not socialise with people who are not from your household, indoors. 
  • You may only meet with one person from another household and must stay outdoors 
  • All non-essential shops to close, but may offer click and collect or delivery services.  
  • Food stores, supermarkets and pharmacies will stay open 
  • Hospitality businesses to close, but may offer take-away deliveries or click and collect 
  • Gyms, leisure centres and leisure venues like cinemas and museums to close 
  • Schools, colleges and universities remain open 


Here are the New Restrictions in more detail.

2 August 2020


Stay at home guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infectionCOVID-19) infection. Updated 31 July 2020


Latest guidance here

29 July 2020


Latest Local Guidance

There are early signs of rising COVID-19 cases in Oxfordshire. This is to be expected as we ease out of lockdown, and it is consistent with what is occurring across other parts of the country.  

Oxfordshire County Council Public Health Surveillance Unit has picked this up at an early stage. 


There are clear systems in place through our Local Outbreak Plans to manage any local hotspots. However, prevention is by far the best way to manage the situation, and the public has a vital role to play in preventing local outbreaks. So please do encourage your constituents to continue to follow these simple steps to keep safe and stop the virus spreading: 


  • Keep your distance 

  • Avoid busy gatherings 
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water 
  • Use hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available 
  • Wear a face covering where appropriate (see 23 July information below)
  • If you have symptoms, self-isolate and call 119 to arrange a test 


Oxfordshire County Council will be working closely with our district, city and NHS partners to issue general and targeted communications urging people to follow government guidelines and take preventative measures. We would be very grateful if you would help reinforce these #stopthespread messages. 


Further information is available at The website includes a weekly update of confirmed cases in Oxfordshire, broken down by district. 

23 July 2020


Latest Guidance on face coverings


In England, you must wear a face covering by law in the following settings:

  • public transport
  • indoor transport hubs (airports, rail and tram stations and terminals, maritime ports and terminals, bus and coach stations and terminals)
  • shops and supermarkets (places which are open to the public and that wholly or mainly offer goods or services for retail sale or hire)
  • indoor shopping centres
  • banks, building societies, and post offices (including credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs and money service businesses)

You are expected to wear a face covering immediately before entering any of these settings and must keep it on until you leave.

You are also strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing may be difficult and where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

Face coverings are also needed in NHS settings, including hospitals and primary or community care settings, such as GP surgeries. They are advised to be worn in care homes. Individual settings may have their own policies and require you to take other measures.

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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