Coronavirus / Covid-19

Below are links to websites with Coronavirus information:

Link to Government Coronavirus Website

Link to NHS Coronavirus Website

Link to Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council Website


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Link to Your Norfolk On Line


KLWNBC Covid Update 220520

Free “Exercise at Home Packs” for Vulnerable Adults

Staying active is an important way to keep healthy and resilient to the coronavirus and is so important that the government has identified it as one of the four reasons that people can leave their homes.

However, there are many vulnerable people who are isolating at home and who are also living without access to internet, and therefore unable to access the wealth of online fitness resources and advice.

Active Norfolk is now offering free physical activity packs to support vulnerable adults who are isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic to be active at home.

These packs are specifically designed to support those that are digitally excluded and therefore unable (or unwilling) to access online health resources, although they are suitable for any vulnerable adults needing support to maintain their health and well being at home during this time.

The packs are small and lightweight, containing:

  • a guided home exercise booklet;
  • a resistance band (yellow, lightest resistance);
  • a Sitting Room Circuits DVD which contains a half hour guided walk through of gentle exercises that can be done at home and are suitable for those that currently do little or no exercise; and
  • information leaflets with tips on reducing sedentary behaviour and information about a physical activity call-back service for individuals that want tailored 1:1 advice over the phone.

Active Norfolk hope to be able to target distribution to those who are known to be digitally excluded – if that information is known. However, we are happy to provide packs to support all vulnerable adults to be active at home.

Free exercise telephone support for vulnerable adults

Active Norfolk want to ensure that vulnerable and digitally isolated residents are supported to be physically active.,

A free call-back service is now available through the Norfolk County Council Customer Service line.

People who are vulnerable and without access to internet can call 0344 800 8020 and select Option 5 and speak to someone to request a call back from Active Norfolk.

A qualified physical activity instructor will call them back free of charge and give tailored one-to-one guidance on how they can safely exercise at home.

If you are interested in a pack, please contact Caroline Boyden, Parish Clerk – [email protected] or 07368 861696


Norfolk Community Update

Rubbish and recycling: coronavirus update

Recycling centres to open from Monday 11 May with social distancing measures in place

In line with the Government’s advice to stay at home, you should only make a journey to the recycling centre if your waste or recycling cannot safely be stored at home.

If you are in self-isolation, have Covid-19 symptoms, or if you have been in recent contact with someone else with symptoms, you must not visit our recycling centres under any circumstances.

Before you visit

Our recycling centres will not be re-opening all at once. Before you visit, check if your local centre is closed on our recycling closures page
Link to recycling page.
Please note that these are live updates, so a recycling centre that is due to reopen on Monday will show as closed until Monday.

The eight sites re-opening on Monday, May 11  are:
Caister, Dereham, Hempton, Ketteringham, King’s Lynn, Mayton Wood, Mile Cross and Thetford.

Make sure you wear sensible clothing, gloves and footwear.

You do not need to wear a mask, unless government advice changes.

Please do not use a large van or trailer to bring your waste. We can only accommodate cars and small vans.

Waste we are not accepting

We are currently unable to accept the following at any of our recycling centres:

  • Any trade waste
  • textiles
  • clothing
  • items for the reuse shop

Other materials may also be restricted due to lack of collections from sub-contractors.

Social distancing

We have made changes so we can maintain social distancing on our sites. This is for your own safety and the safety of our staff.

  • We will be allowing smaller numbers of vehicles onto sites than normal. If queuing outside the site becomes an issue, we may ask some visitors to come back later.
  • Staff will not be able to help you unload items.
  • Only one person can leave your vehicle at a time, unless you need help unloading something heavy

Reuse shops are closed

Reuse shops are closed. You will not be able to buy items from them or donate items. Compost bins, bagged compost and green bags are also unavailable to purchase.

Payments for DIY waste

We are only able to accept card payments. Please use contactless payments if you can.

Disposal of waste

If you have been isolating due to a suspected case of coronavirus it is important that you dispose of your waste differently to help avoid the spread of the virus.

Personal waste (such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths) should be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. Please put them aside for at least 72 hours before placing them in your usual external household waste bin.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

Waste should be stored safely and kept away from children. If you live in a building with communal waste areas you should store your waste in the way detailed above for at least 72 hours before putting the bags in the communal area.


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The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Board (DASVB)

Domestic Abuse

The Pandora Project, which offers advice, support and information to adults and children affected by domestic abuse, working across West and North Norfolk, have launched a new on line live chat service to support victims of domestic abuse.

The service is currently available Monday to Friday, 1-3pm with 3 operators working simultaneously to offer advice and support around domestic abuse issues.

All Victims of Crime

Victim Support launched its new Live Chat service on the 24th April 20. This 24/7 online support service will be available to all victims of crime in England and Wales. This will meet the support needs for all victims of crime such as those impacted by Hate Crime, Scams & Fraud and Domestic Abuse. Visit www.victimsupport.org.uk/live-chat for more information.


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Waste / Bins

Due to staff being required to isolate themselves, because of COVID-19, there have been some delays to waste and recycling bin collections

Should your waste or recycling bin not be emptied on the usual day, please leave it out as we will try to collect it within the following few days.

Garden waste (brown bin) will be reinstated next week (week commencing 6 April 2020). Renewals on the brown bin service will be extended to ensure every subscriber still gets their 25 collections.

Waste and refuse teams in west Norfolk are working to new advice on social distancing. This will affect collections from week commencing 6 April 2020.

Due to smaller waste teams, food waste collection will be stopped. Food caddies will not be emptied until social distancing is relaxed.  Please help the crews by putting food waste directly into your black bin..

It will not be possible to collect side waste or garden waste that has been bagged.

Please feed any excess garden waste in to your brown bin over the next couple of collections.

Can we please remind you not to put garden waste in the black or green bin. We do not collect extra waste put beside the bin. You could store garden waste in the garden until the Recycling Centres run by Norfolk County Council re-open, or when brown bin collections resume. Or for tips on how to start composting, please visit the Norfolk Recycles website.

Whilst there may be some disruption to the usual waste provisions and recycling centres, there will be no relaxation of laws around waste treatment and disposal or the inappropriate burning of waste.

Please act responsibly and consider those living around you.


Public Transport

Please find public transport information links below.

This is to assist with finding the latest information about what public transport services are operating in your area. It may also help when advising your constituents or parishioners. These links provide the best source of information as operators have been changing services at relatively short notice as they react to government guidance and the latest situation. In addition, if a member of the public in Norfolk is having trouble accessing essential services or supplies please call 0344 800 8020.

King’s Lynn & West Norfolk

Coach Services – https://www.coachservicesltd.com

Lynx – https://www.lynxbus.co.uk/news/covid-19-timetables-monday-30th-march-until-further-notice/

Mega Bus – https://uk.megabus.com/service-alerts

National Express – https://www.nationalexpress.com/en/help/live-service-updates

Stagecoach – https://www.stagecoachbus.com/regional-service-updates/east-midlands/the-fens

West Norfolk Community Transport – https://www.gtt-online.co.uk/news/2020/03/coronavirus-update/

North Norfolk

Our Bus – https://www.ourhire.co.uk/our-bus

Lynx – https://www.lynxbus.co.uk/news/covid-19-timetables-monday-30th-march-until-further-notice/

Sanders Coaches – https://sanderscoaches.com/alerts

West Norfolk Community Transport – https://www.gtt-online.co.uk/news/2020/03/coronavirus-update/


Norfolk Community Fund

The Covid-19 Community Response Fund has been created to support vital community projects as they respond to exceptional challenges over the coming months. For those charitable groups well placed to take action, this additional funding aims to help them to take steps to provide the much needed care and support for our vulnerable people.

For further information click here


Lynx Buses

Due to the continued closure of schools/colleges, places of work, shops and the resultant significant reduction (approx. 90%) in people travelling by bus following Government guidelines, from Monday 30th March 2020 we are having to make further changes to our bus services.

These changes are necessary to try and ensure that there is still some form of service for key workers and for those that do not have access to a car for shopping, picking up medication, etc.

Regrettably it’s not possible for us to continue providing services anywhere near as frequently as we have been, particularly given that there has been no financial assistance from Government to support us. The revised timetables, which will operate until further notice, more closely match demand with supply and also help to try and ensure that some form of bus service still exists for the future.

Lynx Bus Timetable


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Coronavirus Guidance business and premises closures

Cancelled/postponed events

Following the latest Government advice the following have been cancelled/postponed

  • All Walpole St Peters Parish Hall Activities
  • Monthly Bingo at Walpole Community Centre
  • Wednesday morning Mini Stay and Bounce at Walpole Community Centre
  • Walpole Badminton Club sessions at Walpole Community Centre

In need of assistance?

    • Walpole St Peters Church: if you are self-isolating, housebound or vulnerable and need essential supplies or medication please let us know and we will do our best to help.
      Rev. Barbara Burton – 01945 781228
      David Galloway – 01945 780809
      William Brooks – 01945 780609
    • CLLR Julian Kirk: is offering to help anyone who is self isolating because of the Coronavirus, with delivering shopping, prescriptions and other essential items.
      He can be contacted on any of the links below:
      Email – [email protected]
      Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/cllrkirk/
      Website – www.cllrkirk.com/contact
      Telephone – 07816909870
    • Request assistance from the community using Facebook
    • Samuels Farm Shop and Butchers offer local delivery. Please call the shop to order or for further information. 01945 781154
    • Finchys are selling fresh fruit and veg from their bungalow from 9 am till 4pm Caravelle, Chalk Road (near the donkey field)