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Join us in protecting our communities

Community action in response to COVID-19 will allow us to effectively manage the course of the pandemic where we live. It will also allow our communities to remain resilient in this challenging time.

Our councils are committed to keeping essential services running for our communities during the Coronavirus outbreak.

We are working with our partners to see where and how we can best support those who are most vulnerable.

In return we ask that all residents continue to act as good neighbours, supporting friends and family in their time of need.

Some of our residents will be self-isolating, which is set to increase over the coming weeks and months. By its very nature, self-isolation is a solitary experience, so we encourage continued contact with loved ones via phone and text. This small step can significantly improve the wellbeing of somebody in self-isolation.

It is natural for residents to be feeling anxious or lonely, whether they are self-isolating or social distancing. Online resources such as Suffolk Mind are available to provide tips on looking after your mental wellbeing.

We support the guidance from Public Health England for those self-isolating. This group should avoid visitors to their home where they can. 

Please be mindful of this guidance when assisting those in self-isolation. Deliveries of groceries, medications or other shopping should be left at the door.

Our communities have a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation.

If you see misinformation it should be respectfully challenged where possible. You should use information from trusted and reliable Government sources.

We must all be mindful of our comments and actions, so as not to cause undue concern or anxiety within the community.

Coronavirus related cons are on the increase, so all residents need to remain vigilant in the fight against fraud.

Due to patient confidentiality the details of anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 will not be made public.

Even if you are aware of someone with confirmed Coronavirus please respect their privacy. Do not share this information on social media or with local press.

We are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of communities in Babergh and Mid Suffolk. We will continue to update information as and when it becomes available. 

Community Action Response