COVID 19 - Cornavirus

During these very uncertain times Prestbury Parish Council has been endeavouring to bring to all its residents as much information as possible regarding this pandemic. As you will appreciate this is a daily moving situation. We have listed below some information which we hope proves of assistance to everyone

Doctors

You will undoubtedly already be aware the surgery in Prestbury is currently closed, therefore your first point if call, if this is the surgery you are registered with should be the Alderley Edge Medical Centre, telephone number 01625 584545. The centre has been experiencing unprecedented demand and therefore ask for your patience and understanding during these pressing times. Alternative contact numbers are 111 or 999, the latter should only be used in extreme emergencies.

Hospitals

Accident and Emergency is still operating to the best of our knowledge at Macclesfield General. Again, should it be necessary for anyone to attend please be patient as we are sure the staff there will be working under extreme pressure.

Emergency Services

These are currently working as normal.

Help for our Neighbours

The idea of a voluntary network has been proposed by Shelia MacLaren to offer help in very local areas of the parish. The purpose, is to help with shopping, dog walking, contact for our older and vulnerable residents, plus those currently in self isolation. We are sure many residents are aware of these schemes, however, should anyone require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact the councillors in their area.

Financial Assistance

This falls currently into three categories, individuals, businesses and the self employed. We have been in contact with our MP, David Rutley, for some clarification on these matters and he has referred us to the Gov.uk Coronavirus (COVID-19); What You Need To Do, which contains various sub-folders. Those with particular information regarding financial support are “Employment and financial support” and “Businesses and other organisations

Individuals

Please read the www.gov.uk COVID-19: guidance for employees website, this lists all the alternatives available.

Link can be found below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

Self Employed

Please read the www.gov.uk COVID-19: guidance for employees website, this lists all the alternatives available.

Link can be found below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

Small Businesses

Please read the www.gov.uk COVID-19: guidance for Business website, sections on "Job Retention Scheme" and "Support for Businesses that pay little or no business rates this lists all the alternatives available. A one off grant of £10,000 may be available for eligible businesses, this is administered by Cheshire East.

Link can be found below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/business/business_information/business-support-covid-19-coronavirus.aspx

Larger Businesses

Please read the www.gov.uk COVID-19: guidance for Business website, sections on "Job Retention Scheme" and "Support for Businesses that pay little or no business rates this lists all the alternatives available. A one off grant of £10000 may be available for eligible businesses, this is administered by Cheshire East.

Link can be found below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/business/business_information/business-support-covid-19-coronavirus.aspx

Links to Other Sites

All the councillors are available to provide any assistance we can during these uncertain times, our contact details being available via our website. 

Keith Podmore

Chair, Prestbury Parish Council

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