This post will be regularly updated with information on local businesses, key announcements and links to factual information about the current outbreak and efforts to contain it.
Links to articles from trusted sources to help you make sense of what is happening in a rational way and to stay sane during the containment phase.
I have shared links rather than content as the situation is constantly evolving and these authoritative pages will always have the latest information.
Your GP can order tests for Covid19 through their IT system. Anyone experiencing normal cold and flu-like symptoms or who believes that they may have been in contact with Covid19 is advised to self-isolate.
Please do not turn up to your local health centre unannounced. Call to make an appointment or to seek advice by telephone.
Barry’s Pharmacy are operating from the car park to the side of the pharmacy. Staff will be available at all times, taking in prescriptions and gathering medicines you wish to purchase.
Please refrain from requesting non-essential items (Yankee Candles, fragrances, fake tan etc) as medical support is currently the priority.
Please prepare a list before you head out to the shop. Shop alone and limit your trips to the stores.
ALL temporary restrictions apply regarding social distancing, access to stores and number of customers permitted etc.
ALL TIMES ARE CURRENTLY SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Please note that the Delvin Village Website AND associated social media channels are NOT managed by these local stores and that queries cannot be accepted on their behalf regarding special arrangements, stock availability, sudden changes to opening times etc. Please contact the businesses direct with all enquiries.
Please note that I am maintaining my rule that only not-for-profit community groups and paid up sponsors may share news on this website – including related social media. There are still costs I have to cover and the time I spend updating the site and social networks is already voluntary.
Situations like this bring out the best in many members of our communities. A number of you have been in touch to volunteer your time to help others who may not be able to get to the shops, run errands or pick up fuel or prescriptions.
The Noticeboard is currently reserved for these offers. Please click here to view a list of people who have offered their time.
Remember that the Delvin Website is there to help you too. As a full time carer myself, I am not able to run errands but I will endeavor to keep the site and the associated social media pages up to date with the latest news, information and a few posts to try and keep spirits up. You can also message the website or Facebook Page to ask for help or advice from others.
Contact numbers for all local businesses (who sponsor the Delvin Website) can be found here.
Crisis helplines and resources can be found here.
THIS WON’T GO ON FOREVER – KEEP A COOL HEAD & LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER.