... Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
information and support

Booking your COVID-19 vaccination

The Grange Park Primary Care Centre in Northampton has been authorised as a Covid vaccination centre for patients of The Parks Medical Practice (including the Hanslope surgery), Denton Village Surgery and Wootton Medical Centre.
Patients will be offered appointments strictly in line with NHS guidance, starting with our most elderly. At first, the vaccine is being offered to people who are most at risk from coronavirus, before being offered more widely. 

being offered to people who are most at risk from coronavirus, before being offered more widely.
Please do not call your surgery to enquire. The Practice will contact all patients as the vaccine and appointments become available. Housebound and care home residents will be contacted later.  
The address of the Grange Park Primary Care Centre is Wilks Walk, Grange Park, Northampton, NN4 5DW. 

Please do not go to Hanslope Surgery unless you are collecting medication or have been asked to attend by a clinician. If you have to attend the Surgery you MUST wear a face covering, use the hand sanitiser provided and follow the social distancing guidelines.
To help manage the spread of Coronavirus all pre-bookable face-to-face appointments have been suspended. If you need to see a GP or Practice Nurse please contact the Surgery who will arrange for a clinician to telephone you. If a face-to-face appointment is necessary the clinician will book this for you.
Extended hours within the Practice are currently suspended due to Covid-19. However the South Northants GP Extended Access service is now available for evening and weekend appointments - please contact your usual surgery to book an appointment. 

The National Lockdown regulations

The whole of England is now under National Lockdown. You must stay at home except for purposes outlined below. This is the single most important action we can all take to protect the NHS and save lives. The police can take action against you if you meet in larger groups than those allowed - up to six people from any number of households or in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include existing support bubbles, if eligible). This includes breaking up illegal gatherings and issuing fixed penalty notices.  You can be given a fixed penalty notice of £200 for the first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400.
If you hold, or are involved in holding, an illegal gathering of over 30 people, the police can issue fines of £10,000. 

To read the full lockdown regulations on the Government website click here
To find out about COVID-19 cases in Castlethorpe and Hanslope click here
For an interactive map of COVID throughout the UK (scaleable down to postcode level click here.

The latest Covid Snapshot for MK

Click on the image to see it full-size

MK Council leader Pete Marland's
latest update on the pandemic

Take care at play areas 
and the outdoor gym

The outdoor gym and the two children's play areas in Castlethorpe are open subject to the Government guidelines on COVID-19. All users should take hand sanitiser and cleaning wipes or sprays – preferably anti-viral or antibacterial – as you MUST wipe down every piece of equipment you or your children use BEFORE and AFTER you use it to prevent catching or spreading the virus. Please take all your rubbish home and dispose of it properly.

You MUST also observe social distancing and wash your hands as soon as you can. Finally no food or drink can be consumed in or around any of the areas.

Help you can get locally

  •                VILLAGE HELP GROUP

Alex Danield, from Paddock Close, has organised a group of volunteers from the village to help anyone who needs it, particularly elderly and vulnerable people in Castlethorpe. They can can help with picking up shopping, posting mail, a friendly phone call or collecting urgent supplies. Just call or text any of these numbers and they'll do their very best to help you.

  • THE CHURCH:  If you are in need of help, support including assistance with shopping/prescriptions collection etc or just a friendly chat please telephone your designated Pastoral Team Member, or, if you are not a church member, any member of the team below who will help you. Our Pastoral Team can ask one of our Corona Friends volunteers to help with shopping or the collection of prescriptions, posting letters etc.
    Fr Gary is also available and you can speak to him by phoning 01908 337936.
    Surnames A-Fo         Jan Bance               07541 413970
    Surnames Fr-Ken     Jackie Gommon     07891 497301
    Surnames Keo-Rus  Mike Shryane          07549 227530
    Surnames Rut-Z       Stewart Tate            07976 267630
    Click here for more information about what the church is doing during the pandemic.
  • SHOPPING: Udi and Dina have a good stock of most items in the Village Shop and are open as usual from 7am to 7.30pm (to noon on Sundays) with a post office open from 9am to 5.30pm on weekdays, except for Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. For everyone's safety only two customers are being allowed in at one time. The shop's phone number is 01908 745983.