Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Friston

Friston Community News

28 Mar 2020, 4:15 p.m.

Calling all gardeners:

Ladybird Nursery is closed for individual visitors HOWEVER they are offering deliveries, via orders placed on their website: www.ladybirdnurseries.co.uk. There is a cost, of course, but it might be worth it if you need supplies for your gardens (we’re still secretly hoping our annual Open Gardens will take place on 14th June)!  Delivery is free for residents of Snape and if your order is more than £50, for orders under £50 the delivery cost is £5.

The East Anglian Daily Times has reported that Green bin collections have been suspended - so be aware if you’re doing lots of gardening! Keep an eye on the Council websites for updates. (eastsuffolk.gov.uk).

Medical warning:

There are warnings circulating suggesting that ibuprofen is dangerous if you have coronavirus. The NHS has said while  “ there is currently no evidence that ibuprofen can make coronavirus (Covid-19) worse, until we have more information take paracetamol to treat the symptoms of coronavirus, unless your doctor has told you paracetamol is not suitable for you.” Check out the BBC news website - article dated 17th March 2020 (www.bbc.com).

Coronavirus (Covid-19) information, advice and updates can be found on the NHS website (www.nhs.uk)

Safety warning:

Times like these bring out the best and sometimes the worst in people. 

There are stories circulating about individuals selling fake medical products online, people receiving emails tricking them into opening attachments which then coerce them into revealing personal and/or financial information, there has even been a scam reported that someone may knock at your door, claiming to be a nurse and offering to take a swab which will tell you if you have the virus (meanwhile an accomplice is stealing items from your property!)

PLEASE keep safe and DO NOT let anyone you do not know into your house whom you do not know. Legitimate helpers will ALWAYS keep a safe distance from you - if you are in doubt please contact us or the police. The following websites have information about fraud if you want more information: www.actionfraud.police.uk; www.fca.org.uk; www.gov.uk.