COVID-19 – News Updates

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For update information please visit OCC, NHS and the Government websites for the latest information.On this page we have gathered different links to access easily important news and information.

On this page we have gathered different links to access easily important news and information.

Vale of White Horse-Council Services

Oxfordshire County Council updates

Oxfordshire hand it back COVID-19 campaign: NRS HealthCare is asking people to return health care equipment they no longer need.

Please click on the attachments below to see the posters:


If you or someone you know has been identified as extremely vulnerable by the NHS and have nobody around to help with day to day tasks like shopping please call 01865 897820 or email

Click on the links below to know more about this:

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Covid-19 scam messaging – TS

Help From the Community

OCC is working alongside local community and voluntary sectors to maximise the impact of community resilience response to Covid-19. Oxfordshire County Council is the Government’s designated lead to coordinate activity across the Districts and City partners.

There has been a strong community response to the current crises. Spontaneous support structures have emerged across Oxfordshire. Many are based on existing organisations and through Town and Parish Councils. New community-based networks are also developing at a very local level to support the needs of those who are self-isolating.

In Faringdon the community support group “Viral Kindness” is currently offering service for vulnerable people who need to self isolate.

Please note that people wishing to volunteer should register first at:


NCVO – advice and guidance

For practical advice to help you decide what steps you and your organisation may need to take, please visit:

National Emergencies Trust – available funds

There is a new fund that has just been launched from the National Emergencies Trust which will be distributed through Community Foundations, and in Oxfordshire’s case, Oxfordshire Community Foundation.

Oxfordshire Community Foundation – available funds

A new community resilience fund for Oxfordshire will be made available to allow the vital third sector in Oxfordshire to respond better and recover stronger. More details to follow soon as well as how you can donate.

Age UK Oxfordshire – advice, information and support for older people

AgeUK Oxfordshire, has launched a new, free of charge telephone support service offering advice and assistance to older people concerned during this time. For more information visit

MIND – advice, information and support for your wellbeing

You might be worried about coronavirus and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people.  This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.  For advice, information and support, visit:

Oxfordshire Association for the Blind (OAB) – advice, information and support for anyone with a visual impairment

OAB are not running any face to face services and their resource centre is closed.  They will be providing telephone and email support for anyone who has a visual impairment, providing a listening ear and trying to help with any solutions at this time.

Contact details:

Tel: 01865 725595 / 07936 341444

Guidelines from the Vale of White Horse-Support for people who need help

Anyone that is in need but is not considered high risk can call 01235 422600 or email 

These support lines are open 8.30am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sundays.

Please read the information below to find out what might be available to you if you are struggling with any living costs due to the Coronavirus crisis (including paying your bills or your council tax, or other essentials like food and drink.) 

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