This page is for additional information aimed at Support Group members only.
Whilst considerable 'normality' has returned to village life, there are still some who, for whatever reason, are still needing to isolate and/or having trouble accessing basic services such as shopping and collecting prescriptions.
Whilst a few volunteers from the original lockdown have had to withdraw their offer of help due to restarting work or other commitments, the majority are still available to assist as required. Volunteers should be aware that anyone, particularly if the impact of the latest 'delta' and 'omicron' variants causes further lockdowns, requires assistance, they have been advised to contact their original local volunteer or the Parish Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Oldnall on 820368 or Simon Jenkins on 820776.
Any volunteers unable to continue volunteering are asked to let us know as soon as possible so their name can be removed from the list.
23 February 2021
Useful Contact web links - regularly updated and mostly self-explanatiry
9 January 2021
Support to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV)
The government has recently written again to those classified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) to take extra precautions and information related to the vaccine. A copy of the letter is below for reference. The guidance in the letter applies until 21 February when it will be reviewed.
If you are aware that you have a person in this category on your 'patch' please note this guidance as they may ask for assistance. Unfortunately, again due to GDPR rules, we do not have a list of those in this category in our area.
9 November 2020
Guidance on support to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV)
The government has advised those classified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) to take extra precautions. We have prepared the attache information which summarises the government guidance and how we will be looking to support those individuals.
If you have a person in this category on your 'patch' please take note of this guidance.
3 November 2020
Latest Government Guidance
Governemnt guidance continues to be updated on an almost daily basis. The latest guidance on volunteering/helping, including during the 2nd national lockdown, is here.
3 July 2020
Bulk collection of medication and delivery to Uffington Shop from the White Horse Medical Practice in Faringdon will recommence on Monday 6 July. Shrivenham's ELm Tree Surgery will continue to deliver to the shop as usual. Some residents may not wish to do this themselves, so if you do pick up a package on behalf of someone else, you are able to sign on the patient’s behalf when you collect it from the Shop. Please sign at that point with a legible signature. The name and address of the patient will be on the packet.
3 July 2020
Many of you will have people in the Shielding programme in your areas. The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding, taking into account that coronavirus COVID-19 infection rates have decreased significantly over the last few weeks. There are a series of steps for further relaxing shielding guidance, which will come into effect on 6 July and 1 August, and will be kept under regular review.
This guidance remains advisory, and is for people including children who are clinically extremely vulnerable. It’s also for their family, friends and carers. It can be accessed here:
COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable
People who are shielding remain vulnerable and should continue to take precautions but may now choose to leave their home, as long as they are able to maintain strict social distancing. If you choose to spend time outdoors, you may do so with members of your own household. If you live alone, you can spend time outdoors with one person from another household. Ideally, this should be the same person each time. If you do go out, you should take extra care to minimise contact with others by keeping 2 metres apart.
12 April 2020
Latest Volunteer Information
Below are the policy and risk assessment associated with working as a volunteer for Uffington Parish Council. This includes those working and living in Woolstone and Baulking. To be included in this cover your name must be on the Support Group Volunteer List in the Downloads section below.
6 April 2020
Latest Volunteer Group lists
These will no longer be distributed by email and are now available for download below. Please note that these lists are now in pdf form and password protected in order to comply with Data Protection legislation. Passwords to each document have been distributed separately to those who need them.
Please notify any changes or additions to Simon Jenkins or Mike Oldnall.
5 April 2020
Data Protection - widening of data sharing
The current crisis has caused the Government and Information Commissioner to re-assess the data protection rules in order to allow those helping to share information to support efforts in the fight 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 additional data which can assist us in monitoring the local situation and helping to deliver the best support we can.
We have not yet received any information from OCC or the Vale but are hoping they will provide additional information on those most vulnerable so that we can ensure we have oversight of them and know we have not missed anyone.
In the meantime we have tightened up our data protection measures by password protecting certain data and, whilst recognising that volunteers may use a variety of electronic devices to access information, would ask that all volunteers follow best practise possible and do not share information except to those that need it to carry out their volunteer roles.
This data is password protected. Passwords will be issued separately to those who need access. Please do not share passwords with those not in the Support Group and/or Committee with anyone who is not a volunteer and whose name is not on the list.