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Keeping Safe with your Dog Outdoors...

During social distancing what should we be doing with our dogs?  We are of course all allowed one walk per day with them, if your dog is used to two w...

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Central England Co-op Outlines Soci...

Central England Co-op outlines social distancing measures to keep colleagues and customers safe. Central England Co-op has today asked customers to ‘...

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Keeping Safe with your Dog Outdoors

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Scam – Emergency Pack for Asthmatics

Many asthmatics or those with respiratory conditions are reading on Facebook of an emergency pack av...

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Visiting Restrictions at Northampton General Hospital

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Scam – Emergency Pack for Asthmatics

Many asthmatics or those with respiratory conditions are reading on Facebook of an emergency pack available to them.  This post on Facebook is FAKE.

The post says if you phone your doctor they will give you a pack with 5 days of steroids and 5 days of antibioitics. This is NOT the case.  Doctors would never just hand out such medication without checking you over first.

DO NOT RING your doctor for this pack, it does not exist.  All you are doing is clogging up the surgery phone lines.

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If you are struggling with your breathing you can phone the doctors or 999 for advice on what to do.

Further Information from National Asthma Education Programme

Are you at further risk of Covid-19 being an asthmatic?

The World Health Organization (WHO) says yes. It lists asthma, along with diabetes and heart disease, as conditions that make someone “more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.”

But there is little definitive evidence to say whether asthma increases the likelihood of catching the virus or of experiencing more severe illness. “The data that we have so far from China and South Korea does not identify people with asthma as being at risk of getting the virus or having more severe illness with the virus,” Sebastian Johnston, a professor of respiratory medicine & allergy at the U.K. National Heart and Lung Institute.

That said, when people with asthma get respiratory infections, it can set off their asthma symptoms. So yes, you do need to be careful and take precautions. To reduce your risk of asthma, the best action you can take is to follow these simple steps:

• Take your preventer meds daily as prescribed. This will help reduce your risk of an asthma attack being triggered by any respiratory virus, including coronavirus.
• Carry our reliever with you at all times, in case you feel your asthma symptoms flaring up.
• Download the NAEP Action Plan to help you recognise and manage asthma symptoms when they come on. A copy can be found here.
• If you come down with a cold or flu, or any other respiratory infection, see your doctor and take precautions.
• If you smoke, now is a good time to quit. Smoking will increase your risk from COVID-19.
• Don’t panic or stress as this can also influence your asthma. Understand your symptoms and seek medical attention if you feel you need it.

If you have asthma, and no symptoms of COVID-19:

• Wash your hands often with soap and warm water
• Use tissues to wipe your nose or catch a sneeze, then discard them immediately
• Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
• Avoid unnecessary interactions with other people: large gatherings, shaking hands or hugging, unnecessary travel etc
• Carry on with your usual asthma meds

National Asthma Education Program
www.asthmasa.org

Keeping Safe with your Dog Outdoors

During social distancing what should we be doing with our dogs?  We are of course all allowed one walk per day with them, if your dog is used to two walks per day, just do one longer one.

The reason for this, is to cut your risk of coming into contact with anyone who is infected.  Look at this way, one walk instead of two halves your risk of meeting an infected person.

Consider keeping your dog a short lead.  Firstly, if your dog gets spooked and runs off for any reason, there will not be the resources to go and look for them, people will need to stay indoors and cannot be roaming the streets together hunting for a missing dog.   Another reason to keep them close to you, is so they do not have contact with anyone.  Most people like to bend down and pet your dog, you do not know if they have the virus, or if they have virus on their hands.  I imagine that the virus would be able to live for quite some time on a dog’s fur, so wise to just keep them away from well-meaning strangers.  dog walking

While thinking of the virus living on dog’s fur, wipe their feet when you get home, so they don’t walk anything into the house.

Dogs cannot catch the virus or be carriers in the truest senses of the word, but the virus may well live on their fur for a while.

When you’ve done your one daily walk and your dog is pestering for more action, if you have a garden have a run around in the fresh air, my garden is quite small so I throw a ball against the wall, so she chases it towards the wall then chases wherever it bounces.  No garden?  No problem!  Hide some treats around the house and play ‘Find it’.  Why not use three cups and put a treat under one, get the dog to sniff it out.  Try googling ‘Indoor Games with your Dog’ Mental stimulation is really good for your dog, and you’ll be amazed how much it tires them out too!

On a final note about walks, please keep even more aware of your surroundings than normal.  A broken ankle from falling in a rabbit hole now has all sorts of knock on effects, from taking up space and time in a hospital to you having to sit in A&E amidst all sorts of people with various ailments.

Stay safe and enjoy being at home with your dog, as they will be loving all the extra attention.

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Central England Co-op Outlines Social Distancing Measures

Central England Co-op outlines social distancing measures to keep colleagues and customers safe.

Central England Co-op has today asked customers to ‘co-operate’ with its new social distancing measures to help keep each other safe.

The retailer has put in place a set of new rules for anyone who enters its shops in line with Government recommendations to help safeguard colleagues and everyone else around them.

The new measures include:

  • Stores will only be using every other till point or checkout to keep customers and colleagues a safe distance apart
  • Special markings will be installed in front of till points and checkouts of at least one meter. If a customer needs to enter this area to place down a basket or use the keypad, colleagues will move backwards to maintain a safe distance
  • Special markings will be installed to showcase two-meter safe distances while queueing at till points
  • Customers are asked to pay with card or contactless if possible
  • Specialist cleaning products will be used to regularly wipe down the countertops and chip, chip and pin machines and ATMs
  • Special markings will be installed throughout stores to showcase to customers two metre spacing and customers are asked to maintain these distances while shopping
  • Store managers have been given discretion to limit the amount of customers allowed in stores at any time to ensure social distancing measures are adhered to. Additional security guards will also be deployed to help stores support this new policy
  • Special markings will be installed outside stores so customers queuing to enter maintain safe distances of two meters

Debbie Robinson, Central England Co-op Chief Executive, said: “Nothing is more important to us all at Central England Cooperative than the safety of our colleagues and customers.

“We’re closely following Government advice in our approach to social distancing and have now rolled out a range of new measures for our stores.

“We now ask all of our customers to co-operate with these measures to keep us all safe and allow us to continue to serve our communities.”

Central England Co-op is also asking all customers to show ‘care, compassion and respect’ to its colleagues as they work around the clock to serve their communities.
The retailer is asking people to come together and support its front-line colleagues who are going above and beyond to replenish stock levels and keep stores open.
In its food stores, the Society has also put in place a temporary limit of two of every product to help maintain stock levels but has reassured customers that there are no issues with its robust supply lines and that shops are getting daily deliveries.
People can keep up to date with what is happening in their local community by visiting a dedicated online hub at www.centralengland.coop/updates

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