Welcome to Northam Town Council
the local Council for Appledore, Northam, Orchard Hill and Westward Ho!
TEST AND TRACE SERVICE:
The Government has launched a NHS Test and Trace service whereby anyone with symptoms will be tested and their close contacts will be traced. New guidance means those who have been in close contact with someone who tests positive must isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms, to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus. See https://tinyurl.com/y7bbgqbe
The aim of the service is to help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reducing the spread of the virus to save lives. Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions. This could include household members, people with whom they have been in direct contact, or within 2 metres for more than 15 minutes.
People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus. If those in isolation develop symptoms, they can book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. If they test positive, they must continue to stay at home for 7 days or until their symptoms have passed. If they test negative, they must complete the 14-day isolation period.
Members of their household will not have to stay at home unless the person identified becomes symptomatic, at which point they must also self-isolate for 14 days to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus.
Please contact Torridge District Council website for details they are providing in relation to Corona Virus. www.torridge.gov.uk
Torridge Waste and Recycling
This is a quick reminder that all refuse and recycling collections normally due on Friday 10th April (Black Bag, Recycling, Garden Waste) will be collected one day later on Saturday 11th April.
Collections for the week commencing 13th April will also be one day later than usual for the whole week.
The normal collection timetable will resume week commencing Monday 20th April. More information about collection dates and times can be found here: https://www.torridge.gov.uk/forms/firmstep/wastecalenda
Visit the Contact Us page for all the details on how to contact the Town Hall. You can also send us an e-mail via the online form.
Northam Hall is available to hire for parties, meetings and other events. Click below to view current hire rates and the diary.
Please visit the Northam Burrows page for latest information