Chorleywood Parish Council | Risk Assessments

Covid-19 March 2021 Update

From Monday 8th March the Parish Office will be open between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday.

 Staffing of the office will still be kept to a minimum to allow for Government guidelines on social distancing. Officers will, in the main, be working from home and the Parish Rangers will be carrying out essential work on the Common and Cemetery.  They will be practicing social distancing so please respect their space.

If you wish to speak to an officer please follow instruction notices on the front door.

If an enquiry in person is not necessary, please either telephone the office on 01923 285594 or continue to email general enquiries to  and your request will be passed to the appropriate officer.

 In these unprecedented times we hope you and families stay safe and well.

Please follow the Government Advice – Stay at Home, Control the Virus and Save Lives.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

We will publicise any changes to arrangements as further changes are made to Government guidelines.

Covid Information Update

Hertfordshire’s Top doctors team up to give COVID-19 Advice

In response to local concerns, Hertfordshire’s lead GPs – Dr Prag Moodley and Dr Nicolas Small – have teamed up to provide answers for some dilemmas currently facing people in Hertfordshire who are concerned about COVID-19.

Subjects tackled simply and clearly include:

  • What to do if you can’t get a test
  • How to tell the difference between the symptoms of a cold and COVID-19
  • Advice on looking after yourself if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Sources of support and help if you have symptoms or need to self-isolate.

Please go to the following websites for more useful information: or or go to and search COVID-19 advice.

Update – Chorleywood Village Day 2020

We hope everyone is keeping safe and well during this times. On Tuesday 19th May the Parish Council had their first meeting since Lockdown started.

The Council have made the decision to regretfully cancel Chorlewood Village Day and The Outdoor Cinema on Saturday 11th July 2020.

This wasn’t an easy decision to make, but their main concern was keeping staff, stall holders and the public safe.

We will of course be refunding stall holders who have already paid for pitches at both events and Ticket holders for the Outdoor Cinema Event in due course. Please do bear with us we will contact everyone regarding refunds as soon as we can.

We really look forward to seeing you all next year so please save the date on Saturday 10th July 2021.

Advice for parents during the coronavirus

This is a challenging time for parents and children particularly if children are unwell and you are worried.

It can be difficult to know what to do, should ring 111, take them to a GP or attend the Emergency Department.

The attached RCPCH guidance for Parents/Carers supports you to make the right decision.

  • If you are in the GREEN section care for them at home or ring 111 if you are worried.
  • If you are in the AMBER section ring your GP or 111.
  • If you are in the RED section go to nearest Emergency Department or ring 999.

GP practices and hospitals are open if you require them.

Please read the attached guidance.

From: Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership

TRDC Leisure Development Team | Things to do at home

The TRDC leisure development team have updated the leisure website with a focus on things to do at home:

Working with local providers, the leisure website has now been updated to provide a range of activities and advice during the lockdown period. Realising how important it is to be active and creative during this period and for supporting local people, the website has videos, links, suggestions and advice, including:

  • Getting Active in Lockdown (yoga, pilates, dance, running, walking, Get Active Watford and Three Rivers, personal training, football, etc).
  • Art Activities for Lockdown – online tutorials, mindfulness dancing for children, storytent, live jazz music, textiles.
  • Play at Home – how to bring play into the home, cooking, different ideas and activities.
  • Nature activities – things to do on daily walks, in your garden or from your windowsill.
  • Disability – dance for Parkinson’s, Herts Inclusive Theatre as well as sessions from the Stroke Association and for children with autism.
  • SLM’s online gym membership.
  • A form for local providers to complete if they would like to include their sessions on the website.

Community Message from Three Rivers Council

Three Rivers District Council is still open.

We’re encouraging residents not to come to the offices but, where possible, to use our online help service instead Our Customer Service Centre is still available on 01923 776611.

Citizens Advice Service have closed their offices, however, they are still available to provide support over the phone or through their webchats. For CAS advice please phone: 0344 245 1296 (for people who live or work in Three Rivers) or 03444 111 444 (for people who live anywhere in Hertfordshire). You can also webchat via the Citizens Advice national website:

For those who would like to offer their support to those in need and volunteer, please sign up to

For people with mental health needs – Herts Mind Network has a Crisis Helpline 01923 256391. Opening hours: Mon 6pm-8am, Tues, Wed & Thurs 6pm – 11pm, Fri 6pm – 8am, Sat & Sun 3pm – 8am.

For information on where to find other support, please visit or call 0300 123 4044

Chorleywood Corona Support Group

A group of parents from local Chorleywood Schools have set up an organisation to help residents during these uncertain times.

They can pick up food shopping, run local errands and do their best to get hold of urgently needed supplies. They are happy to pick up non-essential items too like flowers, chocolate and birthday cards. Most importantly they can provide emotional comfort during these difficult times.

The group can be contacted by visiting the website at where details of volunteers can be found by road.

Alternatively, email or call: Vanessa on 07872 903486. If you would like to volunteer to help please contact Vanessa by e mail.

Updates and a growing list of road volunteers will be available on the St Andrews website at the address above.

The community group is working in partnership with the Churches in Chorleywood including St Andrew’s and Christ Church.

Additional Food bank donation drop off points have also been opened at St Andrew’s EVERY Friday 9.30am-11am and Christ Church EVERY Tuesday 8.30am-11am

A community message

We are offering a helping hand to those in need in our community! Are you elderly, vulnerable or concerned about the Coronavirus, unable to get out, or need help?

Through Facebook we have gathered people from the local area to help those in need. Please reach out to us so that we can offer you some help.

If you need help, please call: Ellis on: 07599429626

One of our helpers will call on you to see what we can do for you. All of this is free, except any shopping, which will be paid for by you. A donation towards petrol would be appreciated, but not essential.

One of our volunteers is running a Meals Delivery business based in Commonwood: Call Yovi on: 07850 866 413

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Useful Information

There are a number of confirmed Coronavirus cases who are residents of Hertfordshire and, sadly, earlier this week an elderly patient with underlying conditions died. Public Health England (PHE) is working closely with NHS colleagues and Hertfordshire County Council to manage the situation and help reduce the risk of further cases.

PHE is currently contacting people who may have had close contact with the confirmed cases, to give health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use should they become unwell in the 14 days after they had contact with the confirmed case. This tried and tested method will ensure that any risk to them is minimised and the wider public is protected.

PHE and the NHS are well-prepared to deal with Coronavirus and the priority is to safeguard local communities which sometimes involves taking preventative measures to help reduce the risk of further cases.

Based on current evidence, coronavirus COVID-19 presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing.

The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild. Anyone who is concerned about health symptoms is advised to follow the advice about what t� do on the Government’s website at

If you or one of your family are showing symptoms of coronavirus, it is important that you do not attempt to go to your doctor or to a hospital. You should call 111 and the operator will advise you on what you will need to do.