Covid-19 – update 23 March 2020


Information as at 20th March 2020

 Dear Residents,

The spread of the Covid -19 virus is accelerating towards its peak.

It is likely that many of us will get Covid -19 in some way and most of us will be fine – especially children.

However, children are likely to be the vectors or super spreaders precisely because they won’t get many symptoms.

The people most at risk are those over 70 and especially anyone of any age with lung or heart problems. They should be extremely careful as they are at high risk of serious illness. What we must do is take this situation very seriously now.

Older people and those with medical conditions should practice extensive social isolation now. Start immediately.

This means NO small or large group activities of any kind, no train or bus travel either; minimise shopping. Ask the younger adults to help! But stay away from grandchildren.

Practice all the advice we have already been given too. Handwash with soap every time you enter your home from outside. Handwash regularly before and after clearing up. Handwash after using the car. Keep surfaces clear and clean. Try – and this is hard – not to touch your face, especially when in conversation with others or outside anywhere.

Maintain a distance of 2 metres (3 paces) when necessarily meeting other people. Do not invite people in your house unnecessarily.

Use kitchen paper towel roll for dirty tasks as much as possible. Single-use tissues to blow your nose and throw in the bin.

If well, currently, we can still go for walks. Maintain a strict 2 meter or 3 pace distance. Please follow all government advice as we receive it, however onerous. Whether it’s:-

Self-distancing     Self-isolation     Lockdown

Stay Safe and Well

Carol Smith

Clerk to West Itchenor Parish Council


Below are the phone numbers of residents who are willing to assist those who need help with an essential errand:

VICKY RHYS-HURN    07854 222 544
LARRY KEEP                 07900 884 567
CHRIS WATSON           07899 070 799  or  01243 512 304
RICHARD DYER           07767 437 784  or  01243 512 375
JIM MOULD                  07712 886 478
ALEX WEBB                  07789 422 794  or  01243 514 766
KAT GODDARD            07956 100 037  or  01243 514 822
NOEL GODDARD         07931 547 621  or01243 514 822

 Other information 

The Ship Inn are providing a takeaway food service, call 512284 for details. 

The Quarterdeck Cafe are providing a food takeaway and delivery service, call 07795 831814 for details. 

This information sheet will also be sent to those residents who have given the WIPC their email address details. If you haven’t already done so please email your details to the Parish Clerk at the address below:-

You can also register via our website:-