Covid help + vaccination and lockdown information

If you're home alone or self-isolating and live in Hatley, help is available – plus Covid-19 vaccinations and lockdown information.... and, did you know the NHS test and trace service is free?

Gamlingay and Hatley Coronavirus Support Group header.

The Gamlingay and Hatley Coronavirus Support Group is here to help you if you need it.

Helping hands graphic.

Helping hands if you need them. Click the graphic for the flyer.

How can we help?

  • Pick up prescriptions from the local chemist.
  • Do a basic food shop from the local shops.
  • Buy a weekly newspaper.
  • Take your dog for a walk.
  • Have a friendly chat on the phone.

If you require any of these services., please call

Margot Eagle on 01767 651 649

We will not ask for money before your items are purchased and only on receipt.

If you know of anyone in Hatley who might be in need of this service please pass our details on.

Local Covid-19 vaccinations

The Greensands Medical Practice in Gamlingay has put these notes on its website about Covid-19 vaccinations.

In essence, you will receive an invitation to be vaccinated via the phone, or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system.

National information on coronavirus

The government’s coronavirus advice.

There’s also this interactive map showing local infection rates – put your postcode into the search box and use the wheel on your mouse to enlarge the map.

Lockdown restrictions – from 5th January 2020

Exercising and meeting other people – you should minimise time spent outside your home. You can exercise in a public outdoor place:

  • By yourself.
  • With the people you live with.
  • With your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one).
  • When on your own, with one person from another household.
  • In a childcare bubble where providing childcare.

It is against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble. You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure (e.g. a picnic or a social meeting). This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.

Any test under the NHS Test and Trace service is free

Yes, it’s free – so if anyone rings you purporting to be part of the NHS Test and Trace service and ‘demands’ money, just put the phone down because their call is a scam.

The NHS website has all the details about its Test and Trace programme, including what should happen if you are contacted, so well worth reading.

Council tax, school meals

If you need or know someone who needs support in relation to council tax, free school meals or other council matters, contact Heather Williams, our District Councillor:

Tel 07885 774 775

Medical – appointments and prescriptions

Appointments  During the coronavirus pandemic, Greensands Medical Practice, which serves Hatley, will be conducting all GP appointments by phone consultations.

Prescriptions  Details of this and other key points are on the practice’s website.

Post created 25th March 2020; updated 5th January 2021