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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
information and support

What you must do

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  1. Stay at home as much as possible
  2. Work from home if you can
  3. Limit contact with other people
  4. Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  5. Wash your hands regularly
  6. Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
REMEMBER: Anyone can spread the virus.

Full guidance on what you CAN and CAN'T do is available by clicking here


Help you can get help 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 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 A – Fo                  07541 413970
    Surnames Fr-Ken     Jackie Gommon Fr- Ken      07891 497301
    Surnames Keo-Rus  Mike Shryane Keo – Rus      07549 227530
    Surnames Rut-Z       Stewart Tate Rut – Z            07976 267630
    For more information about what the church is doing during the lockdown click here.
  • SHOPPING: Udi and Dina have a good stock of most items (apart from loo rolls!) 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.

    Tompkins Butchers in Hanslope are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7.30am to 3.00pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30am to 5.00pm and Saturdays 7.30am to 1.00pm. Only two people are allowed in the shop at any one time and they are encouraging the use of £30 contactless payment method. Orders by telephone and email will be taken. Payment can be made over the phone or by BACS securely with next day collection. Call: 01908 510249 or email: 
  • TAKEAWAY FOOD: All pubs in the UK are closed during the Lockdown but many are offering a takeaway service for hot food and drinks. Local pubs douing this include:
    Haversham: The Greyhound 01908 418997.. For their menu click here
    Hanslope: The Watts Arms 01908 337954. Payment by card if possible.
    The Club 01908 510337 Takeaway service at varying hours.
    Most other regular takeaways are still open. See the Useful Numbers page for their details.