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It's currently under an upgrade   so please bear with us whilst we   sort it out and it settles down 
  ~  you can still browse but  it's work  in progress.....

Coronavirus  Update  2021  


Many restrictions remain in place 
                                 
                                                   click:   What's changed in England

For  arrangements elsewhere,  see  Scotland,  Wales and Northern Ireland

 

for more information:                Government Guidance Covid 19: What you can and cannot do  

                                              

                                       A Road Map to Ease Lockdown Restrictions in England 
This will progress cautiously over 4 steps starting on the 8th March, with a minimum of 5 weeks between each step.   Before proceeding to the next step, the Government will examine the national data to assess whether it is safe to progress on to the next step. 
 
  for more information:                 Government Guidance on the Roadmap

The Leys

Enjoy some fabulous photos at our Gallery on the Leys webpage:   The Leys 
Photo images taken in the Leys by Stephen Bates during 
Winter  ......Spring ........... Summer ... Autumn ........ .....                         
 Flowers..... Butterflies.... and More ....
Try out the 'taster image' below:  Click on one of the photo images to enlarge and enjoy!      Then explore more at   The Leys

 CORONAVIRUS 

If you have a high temperature or a new, continuous cough or anosmia, which is a loss of normal sense of smell/taste, follow the advice, HERE, on the NHS website, updated daily If you think you might have coronavirus, the NHS website provides guidance to get a test. You must follow the guidance. 

Find guidance for households on COVID -19 isolation HERE 

NHS Test & Trace initiative means those who have been in close contact with someone who tests positive must isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms. 
NHS Test & Trace will trace and notify close recent contacts. Read how it works HERE .
You can read the guidance for contacts HERE.
There is a legal duty to self isolate fines upto £10K 
 ~details HERE.


The Police and other relevant authorities have the powers to disperse gatherings where people do not comply, including the powers to enforce face covering measures, both these powers include the issuing of fines of £100. 

We are all required to cover our face (mouth and nose) in enclosed spaces -such as shops, trains, buses- 
  •  you must do so on public transport; and, 
  •  in shops and supermarkets and shopping centres and including take away from cafes.
Read updated advice about face coverings HERE also about legitimate reasons not to wear or remove a face covering. The guidance on how to wear and make one is HERE 
 NB this is not a replacement for social distancing & the public is urged not to buy medical grade masks.
We all have responsibility to Stay Safe Outside our Homes
The more people we have interactions with, the more chances we give the virus to spread. When outside: 
  • Keep your distance from people outside your Household Group; 
  • Avoid face-to-face with people outside your household or support bubble.  You can lower risk if you stay side by side 
  • Wash your hands regulary and avoid touching your face; 
  •  Keep indoor places well ventilated; 
  •  Avoid crowded spaces;  
            Remember - ‘Hands ~ Face ~  Space’
 Full Guidance on Social Distancing HERE

SUPPORT BUBBLE:  where a Single adult household –in other words adults who live alone or with dependent children only– can form an exclusive ‘support bubble' with one other household. All those in a support bubble will be able to act as if they live in the same household - meet together as a 'household' group outside and in either of the two homes, including staying overnight.

People who are aged 70 or older, or under 70 with an underlying health condition and women who are pregnant are advised to continue to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside their household.
Shielding: The shielding programme is updated 4/01/21 (See Above) Advice on Shielding Measures HERE .

You can access all Government advice with the latest information addressing wider issues, such as employment and financial support, and further measures on the Government website HERE 

Guidance on accessing Green Spaces safely:   HERE
Guidance for Pet Owners and Livestock Keepers:  HERE 

How to Help Safely If you want and are able to help others then read the Guidance How to Help Safely HERE

As updated 10/05/21: There has been an increase to a total of  32,091 lab-confirmed cases in Warwickshire, of which 140 are in the most recent seven day period.    And there has been an increase of 2,357 lab-confirmed cases across the UK to a total of 4,437,217 lab confirmed cases.

Support for Businesses /Self Employed
For the latest Government information on how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply go to  the Business Support Website HERE

Stratford on Avon District Council  
Updates on Local Services on the SDC Coronavirus Information webpage HERE with advice, and guidance including links to other sites. For example, helpful advice on managing personal waste disposal when there are potentially contaminated waste items.

Warwickshire County Council 

provides Updates on Local Services on their Coronavirus Information webpage HERE with advice, and guidance including links to other sites.  

  • If a family is entitled to free school lunches for their children they can call Warwickshire Welfare   – 0800 4081448 

  • Household waste  pre-booked slots will be available at the ALL  sites [ ~Wellesbourne:  Sat, Sun & Mons only~ ] ~check HERE .  Waste that cannot be accepted at kerbside, such as bulky items, chemicals, oils,  or any waste not ordinarily accepted in your wheeled bins, should be stored until such time as the recycling centres can be visited.

  • 28/04  Warwickshire Trading Standards Warning :   ROGUE  RUBBISH COLLECTORS   please do not inadvertently contribute to the problem of fly tipping by employing unlicensed operators.   If items are flytipped and traced back to a householder, then the householder risks prosecution. 

  • Libraries   are now offereing a selection of services  including "Grab and Go" now at selected libraries   ~ details  HERE the Mobile Library Service is also suspended  (fines will be waived )  Home Library Service is still available.      But if you have n't used it yet, now might be the time to delve into the  online service   eBooks with eAudio  from Borrowbox,   eMagazines from RB Digital, eNewspapers,    Naxos Classical Music Library........and more....

Thinking about planning ahead for post Covid  ?  
Beware  Copycat Holiday Websites 
.....and other scam warnings 

Warwickshire Trading Standards have highlighted some major scams - such as websites using the same/similar names of genuine travel companies,  including phone numbers using the area codes for the genuine company    -  see more here 


To find out about Combroke Climate Change Club go to our CCCC webpage 
 

Thursday Mornings @ the Village Hall 11.00 - 12.15  
~~~~ Covid-19 Update ~~~~ Sorry we are closed during the new restrictions announced from 31st October - we will be back! ~~~~ 

If you are around on any Thursday mornings why not walk along to our Village Hall? .....

..We’ll have some tea/coffee /biscuits /fruit juice …… pop in for a few minutes!….or stay for a chat! 

…. if you are caring for children /grandchildren bring them along -we have a toy box, play rug & highchair …. ALL WELCOME !… .

Unique scrapbook marks VE Day 2020

 So along with the nation, Combrook marked VE day from our homes in May 2020....... But that did n't stop us celebrating 'together' even though we were apart.. ..... the entire village was invited to take a picnic in their gardens for an hour at lunch time - with music broadcast out along the centre of the valley..... and yes, there was an across garden sing along echoing over the village ...... & the sun was shining. Beforehand that morning, we had the photoshoot..... Villagers were invited to participate in a VE Day doorstep photograph. With each photograph taken to observe the strict social distancing required of us in May 2020 ~but with a zoom lense there are some fabulous pics.... 
There are a few copies of this book left @ £25 with all profits to the Church Restoration Fund - contact Leigh Evetts ( 21x 21cm 44 pages in full colour) 

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New Phishing Scam Reporting Tool Launched

The National Cyber Security Centre has announced the launch of a central email address which can be used to report phishing email scams. Phishing email scams have been around for a very long time, but the fraudsters who send them often use current events such as COVID-19 to make them appear genuine. 

~ SORRY CANCELLED during COVID 19 Restrictions  ~    it will be back !    ~
Mobile Library is calling at Combrook !

Some longstanding residents may remember the days when Combrook last had a regular visit from the County Mobile Library Service ....... 
 Well it has returned again to visit Combrook! 
Have you dropped in yet? ..... next and every third Thursday 14.35 - 15.05 
 parked up adjacent the Church :  The Mobile Library back in Combrook !
 So,  see you then !   ..........      Lets use it or we might lose it again !

Combrook Apple Pressing !         
 We are leaving the 2016 video on the front page. 
 THANKS as always to Jim for bringing the kit together                            NOW watch the video!  
                                                                                           

     
Apple Pressing -the video