Tuesday, 7 April 2020

NEWS FLASH from Prescott Surgery - Easter opening hours

Dear Blogger

Important message from Jackie Jones, Prescott Surgery Patient Group.

News Flash

TO THE PATIENTS OF PRESCOTT SURGERY

 Monday 6th APRIL 2020 -

Chair, Patient Group - Jackie Jones 


Information Source – Update from Prescott Surgery

For Your Attention

Easter Opening Hours – Good Friday and Easter Monday Opening

In order to alleviate the pressure on NHS 111 and the Shropdoc out of hours services, Prescott Surgery will be open 08:30 to 18:00 on Good Friday 10th April and Easter Monday 13th April for GP and Nurse telephone appointments.


You will also be able to collect medication but we will not be able to carry out doorstep deliveries on these 2 days.


 


 


 


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Monday, 6 April 2020

Coronavirus questions, on plastic and in the freezer

Dear Blogger

More information from Roger Webber about how long the virus lasts on plastic and in the freezer.


One person asked if the virus could also stick to plastic bags making it a risk when they do their shopping and bring back food wrapped in plastic. I have just looked this up on the internet (search for covid-19 and plastic) and yes this is possible but how much this is a reality would need further testing. My advice if you want to be extra careful is to wash the plastic bag with the food inside in a bowl of washing up liquid as this is a soapy solution designed to break down fat. 

Another question was about the survival of covid-19 in freezers which you can also look up on the internet, as it does survive for quite a time in freezing conditions. The concern of my friend was that when food was brought back to room temperature then food stored for some time could have the virus and infect people. Here again it is a theoretical possibility but I would think unlikely in reality. If people are worried then they could similarly wash the storage bag after it has defrosted, with the food inside it, in a soapy solution of washing up liquid. Cooking will kill the virus if it is in the food.

Roger Webber


Coronavirus - all the information you need

Dear Blogger

Some very useful and enlightening advice about the Coronavirus

It has been checked by Roger Webber, author of CommunicableDisease Epidemiology and Control: A Global perspective.   

 The following is from Irene Ken physician, whose daughter is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University.            

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).

By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 77 degrees Fahrenheit for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.

* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.

* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
- 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).

But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.

They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.

* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.

* LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.

* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.

* You have to Moisturize dry hands from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.

* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

      JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL


Hotmail addresses

Dear Blogger

On 31st March 30 messages to hotmail addresses on the Mailing List were rejected as undeliverable. 

If possible, advise hotmail that eleventowns.org.uk is not sending spam, because someone with a hotmail address has marked one of my mailing list messages as spam.

The first message to be returned on 31st March was headed
Something to look up to - lots  of activities in the sky above us at 8.17 tonight
and the last email to be returned was 4th April and headed
News and updates from the Qube

In all, 19 messages to hotmail addresses from 31st March to 4th April were returned. If you want to know what you missed, go to

Yo's blog: http://yo-emails.blogspot.co.uk
PLEASE don`t reject messages as spam - JUST DELETE!



Sunday, 5 April 2020

PLANTS FOR SALE at Brownhill House, all proceeds to charity

Dear Blogger

It seems the 30 email addresses on the mailing list did not receive 19 messages between 31st March and 4th April, then things settled down last night.

I am now sending out this important message again in the hope we can raise more money fo the National Gardens Scheme list of charities.

PLANTS FOR SALE FOR CHARITY

It really is so sad that hundreds of gardens are unable to open for the National Gardens Scheme because of the coronavirus. This will be devastating for all the charities the scheme are able to support with the millions of pounds we collect normally from our openings.

In an effort to raise even a fraction of that money Brownhill House have lists of our shrubs and perennials for sale.


SHRUBS AND PERENNIALS FOR SALE AT BROWNHILL HOUSE - See attached lists

Please order plants by email and we can arrange day/time to collect and pay in the tin provided.  For larger orders we can take card payments by phone.  All proceeds from plant sales will go to charity.

You can access images of the plants listed on line.

Roger and I look forward to hearing from you.


Willow Gallery Newsletter

Brownhill House Garden - Ghost children in the wood

Dear Blogger

Lots more about Willow Gallery if you go to their website. - www.willowgalleryoswestry.org.

WILLOW GALLERY Oswestry
Newsletter April 2020





 

ALLANAH PIESSE Searching for Poetry / Awenydd Acrylic on board
LOCKDOWN
The gallery (and our  lovely on-site eatery) will remain closed until further notice. Anyone who has booked tickets for live music or to attend a workshop is being contacted with details of refund/transfer options.

While we are closed, please keep in touch via our website, Facebook and Instagram. Also see our website for online sales - art from our exhibitions or craft items from our shop. 
For a more affordable way to buy, we also offer interest-free loans.

Hopefully the extended absence of live gatherings at the gallery will make their return even more special - and we hope to welcome you back soon. Meanwhile we hope all our subscribers stay well during this uncertain period.


Dear Blogger

Message from Willow Gallery Oswestry

Dear Blogger

Lots more about Willow Gallery if you go to their website. - www.willowgalleryoswestry.org.

WILLOW GALLERY Oswestry
Newsletter April 2020





 

ALLANAH PIESSE Searching for Poetry / Awenydd Acrylic on board
LOCKDOWN
The gallery (and our  lovely on-site eatery) will remain closed until further notice. Anyone who has booked tickets for live music or to attend a workshop is being contacted with details of refund/transfer options.

While we are closed, please keep in touch via our website, Facebook and Instagram. Also see our website for online sales - art from our exhibitions or craft items from our shop. 
For a more affordable way to buy, we also offer interest-free loans.

Hopefully the extended absence of live gatherings at the gallery will make their return even more special - and we hope to welcome you back soon. Meanwhile we hope all our subscribers stay well during this uncertain period.


Shropshier from the air enjoy on line now & visit later

Brownhill House Garden - `Vanessa` and the Auricula Theatre - they like to be sheltered to display their lovely velvety flowers.

Dear Blogger

We can`t go out and enjoy Shropshireand the Welsh Borders in real life but take a look at these lovely videos and you might find somewhere yu would love to visit `On the other side` of the lockdown.

We are making sure Shropshire is not forgotten!

Just to let you know we are working hard on social media to keep Shropshire firmly in the minds of future visitors. In addition to providing useful coronavirus information we are posting regular reminders of Shropshire's attractions to our 12,000+ followers.

One of our current campaigns is to release a series of video tours using footage taken from our drone over recent years. The first one can be viewed now on YouTube at https://youtu.be/RicbS_LHCPs.

You can also view it on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/virtualshropshire/

Please help spread the word by sharing the video on your own social media channels.  

The videos will be available for free distribution in mp4 format - please email me if you would like a copy. 

WELCOMING THEM BACK

When we get the 'all-clear' it is anticipated that there will be a mass influx of visitors desperate to escape isolation. We want to be as ready as possible for this and will be implementing both social media and search engine campaigns to make sure Shropshire and our customers get maximum benefit.

>From your point of view can we help at all? Have you checked your web listing / web site to make sure your details are up to date?  Do you need to upgrade your website?  

This message is being sent out to current & ex-customers. If your membership has lapsed please consider re-joining. We will be putting a lot of time and effort into these campaigns and really would appreciate any additional funding.

Please contact me via info@virtual-shropshire.co.uk or call 07512 827435 if you would like help or to rejoin.. 

Our Twitter account is at  https://twitter.com/vshropshire/     (12,500 followers)

Our Facebook Page is at https://www.facebook.com/virtualshropshire/


Many thanks and stay safe

Paul & Sabine