EWHURST CE INFANT SCHOOL 175 YEARS OLD TODAY
The Street, Ewhurst, Surrey, GU6 7PX
Headteacher: Mrs J.A. Dyer
"Today, 12th February 2021 is a very special day in the history of Ewhurst School, as exactly 175 years ago The Trust Deed was signed by the Rector and church wardens to establish a permanent school on this very site. In fact, Ewhurst School is one of the oldest schools in Surrey to still use the original buildings. Education has been provided in Ewhurst through close links with the parish church since the early 18th century when a charity school was set up during the ministry of William Whitfield, Rector of Ewhurst from 1693-1715. In 1822 the school became a national school. From 1833 government grants were available to schools sponsored by The National Society towards the cost of school buildings and from 1841 applicants were required to adopt a trust deed, stating the permanent dedication of the site to the purposes of education and allowing the right of government inspection. Revd Cooper gave Glebe land for the building of a new school and applied for a grant from the National Society in June 1845. After a delay due to the sudden death of Revd Cooper, The Trust Deed was signed on 12th February 1846. It is our intention to celebrate this event in a number of ways. Later this term the children will be making audio recording and videos of life in our school today. I also invite former pupils to make a video or audio recording of memories of their time at Ewhurst School. I hope that we can create a social history archive for future pupils to enjoy. There is an article in News & Views and also you will find further information and photos on the school website www.ewhurst.surrey.sch.uk under News and Events I very much hope we can, in the summer term, invite past pupils to the school to celebrate this historic event. Please follow this link to our virgin money giving page." www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/ewhurstschool
Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?
Walking in Surrey www.walkinginsurrey.co.uk is the website for you!
With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.
John said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Surrey (part of the Walking in England suite of websites (www.walkinginengland.co.uk) – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.
With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.
So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!
A mobile coronavirus testing facility will be at the Cranleigh Golf & Country Club car park, Barhatch Lane, Cranleigh GU6 7NG, from Friday 12 February until Wednesday 17 February. We would like to thank the Golf & Country Club for the kind offer to allow the use of their car park.
Testing is available to all those with COVID-19 symptoms, but must be pre-booked online. Booking for this site is open from 5pm the evening before and on the day.
Residents should book on the national testing portal: visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call the NHS on 119.
Those without an appointment will be turned away.
You can walk into the testing centre, but will still need a pre-booked appointment.
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|A reminder to over 70s to get in touch if they haven’t yet got a vaccination appointment
|Until now the NHS has asked people to wait until they are contacted to help ensure that those who are most vulnerable are protected first - and that remains the case for most people. However, to ensure absolutely everyone is offered the vaccine, people aged 70 and over who are yet to be vaccinated are being asked to contact the NHS so they can be vaccinated as soon as possible. The easiest way to arrange a vaccination is through the national booking service which can be accessed at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119 anytime between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week. Alternatively people can also call their GP practice. The Government’s target is to vaccinate as many people as possible in the first four priority cohorts by next Monday, 15th February.
|Over 65s the next priority group to receive their vaccinations
Letters are now being sent to those aged 65 and over to invite them to book their vaccination. Letters from the national booking system are expected to start arriving from Friday, with people able to book appointments for next Monday and onwards. In the same way as previous cohorts (and unlike our call to the over 70s this week), the NHS will be asking people to wait to be invited and to please be patient. People will also start to be invited via their GP practices. As before, the national booking service will be inviting people to book appointments at larger centres, such as Epsom Racecourse or community pharmacies; if people prefer to wait to be contacted by their GP practice so they can have their vaccination at one of the local GP-led vaccination services, they can do so. Please be patient, everyone will be called but we won’t be able to invite everyone at once.
Working with local care homes to encourage uptake of the vaccine
Our latest video link features staff and residents at the Princess Christian care home in Woking where they successfully encouraged 100% of staff and residents to have the vaccine. Here they share their thoughts on why the vaccination programme is so important; our thanks to Care Home Manager Mario Taherian and his staff and residents for helping us make this short film.
|You can find a comprehensive set of FAQs on the local programme on our website here. In the meantime, we will regularly publish the answers to some of the most common/latest questions here.
|How are you managing the risks of allergic reactions to the vaccine?
|Initial guidance on managing allergic reactions was updated on 30 December 2020; anyone with a previous history of allergic reactions to the ingredients of the vaccine should not receive it, but those with any other allergies, such as a food allergy, are able to have the vaccine. More details below:
Anyone with any specific queries or worries about potential allergic reactions and/or concerns about other medical conditions are advised to discuss the matter in the first instance with their GP to clarify their medical and allergy history, who may be able to give a definitive answer on whether they should have the vaccine. If people still have concerns/questions then they should attend the vaccine appointment, when called, and talk it through with the clinician consenting them. If they are in any doubt they can arrange to refer individuals to a hospital hub for more detailed advice.
- We are no longer advising that individuals with a history of anaphylaxis to any vaccine, medicine or food do not get the vaccine. However, our advice remains that individuals should not get the vaccine if they have had a severe allergic reaction to any of the vaccine ingredients or if they experience anaphylaxis after the first dose.
- Standard clinical procedure advises that vaccine recipients should be monitored for 15 minutes after vaccination, with a longer observation period when indicated after clinical assessment
- This updated advice follows enhanced surveillance since the initial precautionary advice was issued, which has found no evidence of an increased risk of anaphylaxis in those with prior severe allergic reactions, other than to the vaccine and its ingredients.
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Surrey Nhw - More Guidelines For Protecting Yourself from Online Fraud
Following on from last week's Alert giving some simple guidelines for protecting yourselves from online fraud, below are links to two more guides. One is on Two-factor Authentication (get a code sent to mobile when you log on to a website, say) and the other on password managers.
We are conscious that advice can start to get a bit harder to understand as things get more technical, and not everyone can understand this. What some people need is more grass-roots advice on how people, particularly the vulnerable and elderly, can avoid being targeted in the first place.
Fortunately, Surrey Police have a team of officers who are dedicated to this very problem and run Operation Signature. They give excellent advice that can all be found on their secure web page <here>.
In last week's Alert I gave a useful tip about ringing Surrey Police back if you are not happy about a call from someone claiming to be a Police officer. To remind you: "a very useful tip is to immediately ask them their name, 'collar number' and extension. Ring off. Call 101 and ask to be put through to the officer quoting the name, number and extension given. If genuine, the 101 desk will happily put you through". It has been rightly pointed out that you should ring back from a different phone - from a mobile phone if the call came through on a land line, say. If you do not have a mobile, wait a few minutes after ringing off and make sure there is a dialling tone before you call 101 on the same phone. By the way, a 'collar number' is what the Police call the 'service' number given to all operational staff, whether uniformed or not. It's often on the shoulder of their uniform.
Remember, if in doubt, pause and have a good think about what you are about to say on the phone, or about to type in on-line.
Please continue to keep safe.
Chair, Surrey Neighbourhood Watch
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