Open letter from Colonel Simon Chapman OBE RM, Commandant CTCRM  

 ‘I hope you and your immediate families were able to enjoy Easter together at home and that you are managing to stay safe and healthy.

 As with the Armed Forces in general, CTCRM continues to deliver essential training in order to fulfil the UK’s operational outputs. This means trained personnel will be ready to respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation and to provide resilience nationally as our support increases. 

 Elements of initial Royal Marines training and some specialist training continue. Consequently, you may see staff and trainees travelling to the Centre from their homes, or out training in the local area. In accordance with the government’s direction to the general population, CTCRM follows the guidance issued by Public Health England and social distancing rules are followed by our Service Personnel and civilians, except in a very few instances where a number of essential training tasks do not make this possible. In such cases, we have taken precautions to reduce the risk to trainees and staff, including training as cohorts, additional hygiene and cleaning. 

 Reduced training and fewer trainees means fewer staff, and many of my staff are working remotely from site. For those who are required to come to work, we have made every effort to maintain a safe living, working and training environment. The gymnasium (for personal use) and café facilities remain closed. Extra hand washing facilities and sanitiser are available and as much as possible meetings are being conducted by Skype, or by teleconference. Our measures remain under constant review.

 Whilst most of us who wear uniform are used to uncertainty and operating in difficult circumstances, COVID-19 is presenting challenges for all of us professionally and domestically. Whilst it is vitally important that training continues at CTCRM, having the support and understanding of the local community makes a big difference to my workforce and their families.  We are very grateful, thank you’.  

 Posted 22/04/2020  by LPC 

LYCRA Update

Last updated : Tuesday morning 31 March 2020

We will try to keep you updated on what is happening in the Parish by posting regular news and announcements on the Website and Facebook. http://fb.me/lycralympstone

CENTRAL STORES
Although Central Stores is open, the Post Office is now doing reduced hours. It is open every day but may close at 2pm on some days. Please see the notice in their window for actual times.
If you are a volunteer who is helping those who are self isolating, please make them aware that Central will take orders for ESSENTIAL supplies up to a maximum of £20.

TRANSPORT FOR KEY WORKERS
Due to the reduction of bus services across the county, Devon County Council are trialling an on-demand subsidised taxi service for Devon residents for key workers accessing employment only.
This service is intended to replace those journeys which were previously made by bus – a subsidised flat fare will be charged.
Requests can only be made by email and should be sent to devonbus@devon.gov.uk
Please include the following information in your email:
NAME, ADDRESS, KEY WORKER STATUS, EMPLOYER / PAYROLL REF
JOURNEY REQUIREMENTS (pick up/drop off)
We will aim to respond to all requests as soon as possible during normal office hours – journeys should be booked 48 hours in advance of travel.

SCAMS
Unfortunately, there are a number of people who will try to make money out of this crisis by scamming others. Please be aware of this and never give anyone any money or your personal details if they cold-call you on the phone or at your front door. Never accept offers of a loan to help you through this crisis. Talk it over with someone else first. For more information go to www.FriendsAgainstScams.org.uk

Spread kindness, not the virus

LYCRA Update

Last updated : Thursday morning 26 March 2020

We will try to keep you updated on what is happening in the Parish by posting regular news and announcements on the Website and Facebook. http://fb.me/lycralympstone

Many of you have also set up your own facebook pages and whatsapp groups.

 

Following the Government’s instructions, stay at home unless

          Shopping for necessities only

          One form of outside exercise per day – alone or with immediate family

          Medical need/care for a vulnerable person (this includes our volunteers)

          Travel to and from work, only where necessary

          Gatherings of more than 2 people not in your immediate household are banned

There will be a lot of individual circumstances that may need clarifying

          Keep up with TV news

          Listen to local radio

 Self-isolators and key workers only can continue to have essential shopping from Central Stores and prescriptions from Underhill Surgery delivered by Simon Friend. Please note that this not a general service for the village.

 

Please be aware that a number of scams are going around. More information can be found on

https://www.devonsafeguardingadultspartnership.org.uk/beware-of-covid-19-related-scams/

 Our email contact is  LYCRA2020@gmail.combut ESSENTIAL emails only, please. There are about 1000 households in our Parish and we cannot cope with emails from all of you. We are a network of volunteers, not an official body and cannot give advice.

 Many thanks to you all for supporting your Community in these trying times

Spread kindness, not the virus

 

A message from Assistant Chief Constable Glen Mayhew.

 

“Following the further measures announced by the Prime Minister yesterday evening, we wanted to provide you with a brief update on what these measures mean for Devon and Cornwall police.

“Current legislation provides officers with powers to disperse large groups of people if necessary and to take action against anti-social behaviour and public disorder. With immediate effect we are deploying officers to undertake targeted patrols, actively encouraging people to adhere to the measures which have been put in place.

“Over the next few days, additional legislation will be made available to the Police, however I anticipate the vast majority of people within our communities will adhere to these restrictions. We each have a part to play to protect the loved ones in our communities and by doing this we can save lives.

“As part of the Local Resilience Forum we have been working with key partners for several weeks developing plans to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. There are over 30 partner agencies in the resilience forum who, as part of the local communities themselves understand what is required and we have a range of measures in place to ensure core services are maintained for vulnerable members of the community.

“I am confident that whilst we are working in an unchartered environment and the measures are unsettling for everyone, working together, we can all make an impact to prevent the spread of the virus and save lives.”

LYCRA Update

Last updated : Tuesday morning 24 March 2020

Following the Prime Ministers announcement yesterday evening, please follow the Government’s instructions. Stay at Home unless

Shopping only for necessities
One form of outside exercise per day – alone or with immediate family
Medical need/care for a vulnerable person (this includes our volunteers)
Travel to and from work, only where necessary
Gatherings of more than 2 people not in your immediate household are banned

There will be a lot of individual circumstances that may need clarifying
Keep up with TV news
Listen to local radio

These are having specific questions answered. For example :-

Children under 18 can see BOTH parents – but please limit the frequency of changes
You can work on your allotment as it is exercise and you will be isolated from other allotment holders
Self-isolators and key workers can continue to have essential shopping delivered by Simon Friend

We will try to keep you updated on what is happening in the Parish by posting news every couple of days. A huge THANK YOU to all our volunteers
The email contact is LYCRA2020@gmail.com but please do not overburden us.

We are a network of volunteers, not an official body and cannot give advice. Many thanks to you all for supporting your Community in these trying times
Spread kindness, not the virus

LYCRA Update

Last updated : Monday morning 23 March 2020

 

We will try to keep you updated on what is happening in the Parish by posting news every couple of days. A huge THANK YOU to all our volunteers

You should by now have received a leaflet through your door, detailing what our volunteers can do, accompanied by a card giving your LYCRA individual volunteer contact details. If you have not received this, please email us on  LYCRA2020@gmail.com

The HAPPY TO CHAT benches launches today. In these times it is important to continue talking to and supporting each other. Please remember to keep a 2 metre (just over 6 feet) distance apart – sit at opposite ends of the benches, or one of you stand.

See News Item on essential supplies from Central Stores to those who are self isolating and to key workers.

Many thanks to you all for supporting your Community in these trying times

Spread kindness, not the virus

 

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