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Testing For COVID-19 – On-line Self Referral – Constable Burton Advice




  1. This document is to guide you through what you should do if someone asks you for help because they think they (or a member of the family) have developed symptoms applicable to covid-19. The same steps should be taken for yourself should you develop the same symptoms.
  1. During this process NEVER BREAK THE DISTANCING RULES!
    1. Symptoms.
      1. A new persistent cough. Coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. (If you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
      1. A high temperature. This means that you are hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).
    1. Self-Isolation. Self-isolation will be the normal course of action for those with mild symptoms.
    1. Advice. Call 111 if you need advice and especially if you are dealing with a child.
    1. Emergency. If you consider the symptoms to be severe or worsening call 999. Do not hesitate!
  1. Eligibility. May change as testing is rolled out.
    1. Essential workers.
    1. Over 65s.
  1. Types of Test. There are 2 routes to self-referral:
    1. Booking a test at a drive-in test centre.
    1. Order an ‘at home’ test kit.
    1. On-line Link. In either case follow this on-line link:

  1. Helping Someone Else.
    1. Get on-line using the link. Do not use Internet Explorer.
    1. By telephone get the person you are helping to answer the questions you are prompted to answer as you work through the on-line procedure.
    1. If the person you are helping cannot drive, they can only ask for a home test kit. No one is to even consider taking them to a test centre!
    1. Follow-up.
      1. The person you are helping should be advised to totally self-isolate.
      1. Ask permission to inform helpers in the Constable Burton Volunteer Group.
      1. Keep in telephone contact at sensible intervals.
      1. Make sure the person you are helping has the telephone numbers of the Constable Burton Volunteer Group.

Hilly Dobson,

Parish Councillor and

Response Coordinator

Constable Burton

Jason’s Lockdown Quiz

Jasons Lockdown Quiz


With no end to ‘Lockdown’ currently in sight, Jason Dixon has come up with a wicked test to find out who’s brain has endured the last few weeks – and who’s succumbed to the atrophying effects of social isolation eased with liberal doses of ‘Medicinal Merlot’.

Jason’s Quiz will sort out the Brain Boxes from the Dozy Dullards

There are Prizes!!

The winner will receive EITHER a £10 box of either fruit or vegetables from Carl’s Flowers Fruit & Veg – (Winner’s choice!)

Entries to the competition can be made either on-line here,  or by completing one of the printed copies available in Hilly’s car ( it’s open – simply drop by, open the door and help-yourself )

Completed entries should be returned to Jason at Arkas cottage or by email to no later than 5:00pm on Thursday 30th April

Good Luck!!

and remember:

Use of on-line search engines is CHEATING! [ ** Brain power only ** ]




Consta Bleburton Estate’s Plant for Heroes…..

Constableburtonestate’s ‘Plant for heroes’ Post on Instagram

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We have planted a new Lavender walk in various shades of Blue for the NHS and encourage gardens to #plantforheroes and are passing on the baton : All Lavenders are Yorkshire grown and some have medicinal properties and allwere supplied by the brilliant Gill @ who is still delivering. Fragrant Memories :height 70cm mid blue. Lullingstone Castle :height 90cm mauve. Grey hedge:height 100cm medium blue. Vera:height 90cm rich deep blue. Grappenhall:height 90 cm purple This is also dedicated to a member of our community who lost his life to Covid and will be dearly missed by his friends and colleagues of the @constableburtonestate shoot . Thanks especially to my incredible producer who worked her little cotton socks off and held the camera still 💞🧚‍♀️🌱 #plantforheroes #nhs #frontlineworkers #covid19 #digforvictory #staypositive #gardening #gardenlife #gardenforthesoul @gardenersworldmag @themontydon @thorp.perrow.arboretum @kiftsgategardens @houseandgardenuk @visitrichmondshire @castle_howard @barningham_estate @historic_houses @manorgardenflowers @cornwell_manor @the_rhs

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List Of Volunteers Shopping And Prescription Roster – Customer Copy


Detailed below is a roster of volunteers from our community who will carryout essential shopping for you if you are:

1. At risk.
2. In self isolation.
3. Incapacitated for any reason.

The same volunteers will also collect prescriptions for you if necessary.

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to chat to someone Fiona Dodgson will respond on 01677 450114.



v5 12/05/2020

Volunteer Group 1
Chris Hughes 07989445669
Dave Miller 07852987434
Emily King 07904321074
Volunteer Group 2
Laura Ferguson 07969544112
Tanya Tait 07760147351
Natalie Johnson 07908836573
Jenni Shaw 07931312964
Volunteer Group 3
Hilly Dobson 07942864354
Emma Mills 07795180843
01677 451860
Volunteer Group 4
Jane and
Tim Ashe
01677 450142
Jeff and
Mandy Lane
via Hilly
George Tomlin 07773031874
Shopping And Prescription Roster
Fri. 27 March Volunteer Group 1
Fri. 3 April Volunteer Group 2
Fri. 10 April Volunteer Group 3
Fri. 17 April Volunteer Group 4
Fri. 24 April Volunteer Group 1
Fri. 1 May Volunteer Group 2
Fri. 8 May Volunteer Group 3
Fri. 15 May Volunteer Group 4
Fri. 22 May Volunteer Group 1
Fri. 29 May Volunteer Group 2
Fri. 5 June Volunteer Group 3
Fri. 12 June Volunteer Group 4
1. Our volunteers have been divided into 4 groups to run essential errands for you on the dates indicated.

2. If you have an urgent requirement then get in touch with anyone on the above list.

3. If you need a chat, someone to talk to, call Fiona Dodgson at Bank Top Farmhouse on 01677 450114.

4. Do NOT suffer in silence get in touch with any of us if you have a problem.

5. Do what the Government is advising/enforcing and stay safe.

Hilly Dobson
Parish Councillor and Response Coordinator


Constable Burton Community Response V4



  1. Attached is the List of Volunteers Version 4. In the interest of those compiling and distributing the list it is intended that this will be the last hard copy. In future any further amendments, advice and instructions will be published on the village web site: If you do not have access to the internet let George Tomlin know (07773031874) or tell Hilly Dobson (07942864354).
  1. Shopping and Prescriptions.
    1. If you are in a group defined as vulnerable or if you are in isolation, then one of the volunteers listed will be asked to do your shopping and/or to collect prescriptions for you. To avoid volunteers being exposed to risk of infection more than necessary:
      1. Do try to get on-line deliveries if possible.
      2. Repeat prescriptions can be delivered when requested on-line.
      3. Shopping will normally take place on a FRIDAY only. Make sure you have submitted your list before then.
      4. Shopping will be for ESSENTIAL items only.
      5. Specific items by brand may not be available and you will have to accept the substitute sourced.
    1. When goods are delivered the volunteer will place the goods on the ground, knock on your door and will then stand back. There should be no personal contact.
    1. Don’t forget you will be asked to pay for the shopping on delivery. Preferably by cash or cheque.
    1. Difficulties. If you have a need that must be resolved before the next Friday do NOT SUFFER IN SILENCE. Get on the phone and tell someone on the list who will help you.
    1. Shopping Lists.
      1. Initially shopping lists should be submitted to either Hilly Dobson or George Tomlin by phone, in writing or on WhatsApp.
      2. Do be aware that specific types of an item may not be shopped for and an alternative may HAVE to be accepted.
  1. Volunteers.
    1. If you are available on a Friday morning to shop etc please inform Hilly Dobson. We may then be able to develop a roster.
    2. Some stores have placed limits on the number of some items that may be purchased at any one time. If this policy continues and causes you problems a letter of authorisation to shop for others has been printed and signed by your Parish Councillor. This may help but it is not a legally binding document. You may collect one of these letters either from Hilly Dobson or George Tomlin.
  1. Children’s Play Area.
    1. The children’s play area on the green has been cordoned-off. This is not just to stop people gathering there but because the virus can survive for many hours on the equipment, and, we are advised, possibly for as long as a couple of days.
    2. The cordon will be removed as soon as it is considered safe to do so.
  1. Conclusion.
    1. The situation we now find ourselves in is dynamic and changing rapidly. Anything we may have prepared to do may very quickly become out of date. We as a community must work together to get us all through this.
    2. Follow Government advice and stay safe.

Hilly Dobson
24th March 2020,
Parish Councillor & Response Coordinator
Mobile: 07942864354

Information ** OUT OF DATE **

Attachment to Corona Virus
Constable Burton Community Response V4
Dated__24__March 2020


Contact   Phone Number Car
1. Hilly Dobson 07942 864 354 Yes
2. George Tomlin 07773 031 874 Yes
3. Jean Knights 01677 450904 yes
4. Jane and Tim Ashe 01677 450 142 Yes
07743 507 659
5. Mike and Sheila Philipson 01677 450 348 Yes
6. Geoff and Mandy Lane 07921 515 873 Yes
7. Jason Dixson 07976 883 141 Yes
8. Carole Dixson 07791 549 432 Yes
9. Emma Mills 01677 451 860 Yes
10. Cathy Ayres 07795 180 843 Yes
11. Laura Ferguson 07969 544 112 Yes
12. Jack Warner 01677 450 621 Yes
07496 248 443
13. Tanya Tait 07760 147 351 Yes
14. Natalie Johnson 07908 836 573 Yes
15. Jenni Shaw 07931 312 964 Yes

Names will be added to this list as volunteers come forward.

For up-to-date information see here