STAYING HEALTHY, GETTING OUTDOORS
Please make sure you have read the official NHS medical advice regarding coronavirus and are following it carefully. This is for your own health as well as that of anyone you may come in contact with. Their advice on prevention, symptoms and treatment can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Fresh air, exercise and a change of scene promote good mental health as well as physical. The health secretary has confirmed that it is fine to go out to walk in the park as long as you keep two meters away from other people there.
We are lucky to have several amazing green spaces in our constituency; I encourage everyone to make as much use of them as possible. Please take advantage of Richmond Park, Ham Lands, Kew Gardens and your local commons, greens and parks.
The gardens at Ham House are free, although the house itself is closed, and Kew Gardens is offering half price tickets to all. The buildings there are all closed, but you can enjoy walking in the gardens.
SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES WHILE MEETING YOUR NEEDS
I have a growing list of local shops who are able to offer home delivery. You can see the list on my website by clicking Covid-19 Resources above. https://www.saraholneymp.org.uk/covid-19-resources
NEWS FROM THE MAJOR GROCERY STORES:
Sainsbury’s will set aside the first hour in every supermarket this TOMORROW, 19th March for elderly and vulnerable customers. Please check online for your local Sainsbury’s opening hours. Also, from Monday 23rd March, customers who are over 70 years of age or have a disability will have priority access to Sainsbury’s online delivery slots.
Morrisons will be introducing a call centre so that people who don’t shop online can order groceries over the phone. Please keep an eye out for the phone number when it launches.
John Lewis is moving workers from its department stores to its Waitrose stores and home delivery service, to help meet the demand for groceries.
And finally, here are the links for volunteering in Richmond and Kingston Boroughs again, for anyone interested in helping the community.