Fleckney Village Aid

Covid-19 / Coronavirus

For advice on what to do if you are self-isolating,
or if you think may have the symptoms,
check out the information and links below.

If you are concerned visit

or call NHS 111

Fleckney Village Aid

If you can’t get out call our help line

We can arrange to pick up your shopping or prescription, collect or post your mail, have a friendly chat, obtain urgent supplies and lots more.

Please note: the number listed here is not a personal number, you will be redirected to one of our volunteers.

All our volunteers will take adequate precautions so as to minimise the spread of the virus.

Help Line

8 am to 9 pm
Please use this number only if you are self-isolating
and/or you have any concerns about the Coronavirus

Some Good Advice

This looks like some sensible advice in ‘Queen’s English’, make your own mind up!
“What I have seen a lot of are recommendations for how to try to avoid getting coronavirus in the first place — good hand washing, personal hygiene and social distancing — but what I have NOT seen a lot of is advice for what happens if you actually get it, which many of us will. So as your friendly neighbourhood Nurse let me make some suggestions:
You basically just want to prepare as though you know you’re going to get a nasty respiratory bug, like bronchitis or pneumonia. You just have the foresight to know it might come your way!
Things you should actually buy ahead of time (not sure what the obsession with toilet paper is?):
whatever your generic, mucus thinning cough medicine of choice is (check the label and make sure you’re not doubling up on Paracetamol)
Honey and lemon can work just as well!
Vicks vaporub for your chest is also a great suggestion.
If you don’t have a humidifier, that would be a good thing to buy and use in your room when you go to bed overnight. (You can also just turn the shower on hot and sit in the bathroom breathing in the steam).
If you have a history of asthma and you have a prescription inhaler, make sure the one you have isn’t expired and refill it/get a new one if necessary.
This is also a good time to meal prep: make a big batch of your favourite soup to freeze and have on hand.
Stock up on whatever your favourite clear fluids are to drink – though tap water is fine you may appreciate some variety!
For symptom management and a fever over 38°c, take Paracetamol rather than Ibuprofen.
Hydrate (drink!) hydrate, hydrate!
Rest lots. You should not be leaving your house! Even if you are feeling better you may will still be infectious for fourteen days and older people and those with existing health conditions should be avoided!
Ask friends and family to leave supplies outside to avoid contact.
You DO NOT NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL unless you are having trouble breathing or your fever is very high (over 39°C) and unmanaged with meds. 90% of healthy adult cases thus far have been managed at home with basic rest/hydration/over-the-counter meds.
If you are worried or in distress or feel your symptoms are getting worse, ring 111 and they will advise if you need to go to hospital. The hospital beds will be used for people who actively need oxygen/breathing treatments/IV fluids.
If you have a pre-existing lung condition (COPD, emphysema, lung cancer) or are on immunosuppressants, now is a great time to talk to your Doctor or specialist about what they would like you to do if you get sick.
One major relief to you parents is that kids do VERY well with coronavirus— they usually bounce back in a few days (but they will still be infectious), Just use paediatric dosing .
Be calm and prepare rationally and everything will be fine. Share this as it’s great advice!”
Do not go out

Useful Contacts

Here are some useful contacts. This list will be continually updated so please keep coming back.

Fleckney Medical Centre

High Street, Fleckney, Leicester. LE8 8AJ
(Opposite the Co-op)

Telephone: 0116 240 3139

Fleckney Surgery

6a High Street, Fleckney, Leicester. LE8 8AJ
(By the Duck Pond)

Telephone: 0116 240 4462

Fleckney Communicare

For help and support with Coronavirus and general support
Telephone: 0116 240 3218
Or visit our website

Parade Pharmacy

If you have any concerns about medication
Telephone: 0116 240 1900
Temporarily closed between 1pm and 3pm

Deli Wistow

Trudie Ustabas Barnes

Offering telephone orders and delivery
Shop phone: 0116 259 3441
Trudie’s phone: 07806 683095

EkoJoe RefilReuse


Free deliveries on green products.
Telephone: 07784 673371
Or visit our website

Capital House

Fleckney Chinese Takeaway

Deliveries Friday and Saturday. When ordering state you want the order left on the doorstep and leave the money out.
Telephone: 0116 240 3637

Kirby and West

O'Donnell's Dairy

Mobile:07874 679965
Email: odonnellsdairy@gmail.com
Or visit our website.


Joseph Morris

Next day delivery week days.
Phone payment and will leave on doorstep if asked.
Telephone: 0116 288 3353
Or visit our website.

The Crown of India


Online orders through Just Eat
Pay on line and they give you the option to type a message to say leave food on the doorstep.

Wigston Fields News & Deli

Pratik Lilu Master

Offering telephone orders and delivery.
Telephone: 0116 288 4592
Mobile: 07904 929374

Telephone Support

Philip O'Reilly

C of E St. Nicholas Church
Telephone: 0116 240 2215

Self-isolation Advice from the NHS

If you have been told to self-isolate, you need to stay indoors and avoid contact with other people for 14 days. It is important to follow the advice for the whole period, even if you do not have any symptoms.

Do ...

  • stay at home

  • separate yourself from other people – for example, try not to be in the same room as other people at the same time

  • only allow people who live with you to stay

  • stay in a well-ventilated room with a window that can be opened

  • ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you, such as getting groceries, medicines or other shopping

  • make sure you tell delivery drivers to leave items outside for collection if you order online

  • clean toilets and bathrooms regularly

  • think about a bathroom rota if a separate bathroom is not available, with the isolated person using the facilities last, before thoroughly cleaning the bathroom themselves

  • use separate towels from anyone else in the household

  • wash crockery and utensils thoroughly with soap and water; dishwashers may be used to clean crockery and cutlery

  • stay away from your pets – if unavoidable, wash your hands before and after contact

Don't ...

  • do not invite visitors to your home or allow visitors to enter

  • do not go to work, school or public areas

  • do not use public transport like buses, trains, tubes or taxis

  • do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding or other items with other people in your home

General Advice from the NHS

What you should do ...

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111 for further advice

What you should NOT do ...

  • don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • don’t go to your doctor or a hospital

Volunteer Mission Statement

Our aim is to support members of our community who have been exposed to the Covid-19 virus. Whether they are self-isolating or infected. By supporting them to stay isolated we aim to keep the vulnerable members of our community protected.
We are not doing this for any sort of reward either financial or for payment in kind. We are all volunteers
We must not be financially penalised e.g. by paying for the supplies provided.
We must not enter any homes which are in isolation.
We must not offer any medical advice.
We must not be put in a position which makes us uncomfortable.
We must take adequate precautions to limit the spread of the virus.


You can view, download or print the Fleckney Village Aid Flyer from here.

If you want to help your neighbours you can download and print this postcard (pinched from the web) to put through their letterbox.

Many thanks to all our volunteers and everyone who is involved in this project.

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