In these worrying times , I’d just like to mention there is a coronavirus social media forum if anyone of you have facebook you can join it and offer help and support for others or if in need you can advertise on their. I appreciate not everyone has facebook so please if you or a loved one or neighbour is in need, please feel free to contact me and if I’m able I would be happy to assist, I can’t obviously do a big shop out and about whilst working but happy to pick up odd items if people are in need. Or advertise for you for help needed on the site.
The general advice is if you have any symptoms to self isolate for 7 days if you live alone or if part of a family within your household 14 days. If over 70 they are advising non essential social contact in general whether you have symptoms or not. These guidelines can be found
I will be cancelling all beat surgeries and school visits for the time being until we have some more guidance. But please if you have any issues please feel free to contact me and on facebook or email and I will do my very best to help you.
Hygiene advice, NHS and 111: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Mental health advice and guidance: Please direct people to the Every Mind Matters page which gives hints and tips on dealing which will help people self-isolating or feeling anxious about the COVID-19 situation https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Re occurring crime prevention advice:
*Consider motion lighting, timer switches and any security measures that will help delay attempts. Make sure you lock your doors and don’t leave them unlocked. Keep sheds and outbuildings locked and secure and items out of sight.
*On Exmoor I offer a Free Farm and Horse watch scheme, this is a free service and involves me registering the person on the scheme to receive updates just as you do as coordinators, advising them of any farm or horse related thefts and crimes. If you or anyone you know would be interested in this scheme please pass on my details.
*I also have a work Facebook account under PCSO Linda Brooks and can easily be contacted on here. The Facebook site is working really well and I have received great feedback from it. The Facebook site is not to report crime on but general enquiries and a place where I can advertise beat surgeries and any information of relevance. Feel free to add me.
Thank you for all of your Support as Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators.
Stay safe, PCSO Linda Brooks
Telephone number -work mobile 07889659856
General enquiries 101
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org