3rd April Update

First, Wedmore’s COVID-19 Support Group have launched a new website that gives helpful details for anyone that is self isolating. 

Click here https://www.wedmorecovid19.co.uk  

The Group’s aim is have everything in one place and easy to find, especially related to the businesses that are offering services. We’ve also put a quick link to the site in our Menu above.

Remember:

  • Stay at home
  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home) 
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people 
  • Wash your hands often and as soon as you get home You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms

5 Ways to Wellbeing – April 2020 update

What a difference a month makes! Our focus for our lives has completely changed, but we can still do many things to enhance our wellbeing, while we are constrained from leading our normal lives. Here are a few tips for making the most of this change in lifestyle, by following the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.
 
For many of us we will have to make do with keeping moving in our own homes, but there are many ideas to help us do this safely. British Heart Foundation has a 10 minute routine, which doesn’t take any equipment or fancy moves! Unlike those who live in the town or city we have easy access to miles of countryside. Or why not try Public Health England’s One You exercise videos? Walking or biking is always available there, provided we keep a safe distance, 2 metres apart from other people. The children will certainly need exercising!
So many of us are usually rushing around doing things that we perhaps don’t make time to keep in touch with our family and friends. Now we have the time and the technology, for example, with Zoom, Skype, Facetime and the phone. How about setting up a schedule to make contact with them? However, being in a small space with our nearest and dearest isn’t always a good thing for prolonged periods of time! So maybe find a place in the house where a person can just be alone. Watch this YouTube video about  “What makes a Good Life?”
Have you ever wanted to learn a language or learn about archaeology? Perhaps now is the time. There are many free online courses, for example, Future Learn have a varied range, from Spanish for Beginners to Fashion. The Open University also have a good range, across the spectrum of arts, science, technology, nature and politics.
Now is a good time to offer help to others who may struggle with the imposed social isolation. Our community was quick to put together a plan to enable us to help each other and everyone should now have received information about the numbers to call if you need help. A team of volunteers is available to help. If you need help during this time or would like to volunteer, please call the Parish Council 01934 713087 or Revd. Richard Neill 01934 713566. Of course the volunteers will be limited in how they can help by the guidance about keeping safe, particularly social distancing.  
It may seem difficult at the moment to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but there is always beauty in nature, a phone call from an old friend, sharing a happy memory – all moments to savour. Or support from professionals.  However for some of us this period may challenge our mental health, but help is there. Alternatively contact our Health Coaches, who will be able to help. Telephone Axbridge and Wedmore Medical Practice on 01934 732464.
Above all at this time, we must keep to the guidance from the Government, so that we can minimise as much as possible the effects of COVID-19 Coronavirus.
 
For more local information, you can also go Axbridge & Wedmore Medical Practice website