I very much regret that The Stalbridge Community Volunteer Car Scheme (SCVCS) will be unable to provide Drivers for the registered Passengers until further Notice.
There are already a few Booked Journeys for appointments from now until the 15th April next. We hope that we will still be able to meet those prior Bookings, but we will be unable to take on any more Journeys from today and until further notice.
If we have to cancel a prior Booking we will let you know as soon as possible.
In the same way, if those with a prior Booking are notified of a cancellation or other arrangements by their Surgery or Hospital it is important that they let us know immediately.
We hope to be able to resume our normal service when the NHS/Government Guidelines allow.
Quite simply, events are moving very fast and a large proportion of our Drivers have had to withdraw or self-isolate on NHS advice. This is because a lot of them are over 70 years of age, may have families at risk and may have other non-infectious health problems such as Asthma, Respiratory weakness or a compromised Immune system that would make them more susceptible to infection themselves.
Both Mobile phone numbers will remain open and operative, 07512 489 531 for Tony, (Administration and general enquiries or new registrations) and 07746 100 299 for Annie or Helen for back up general information.
We also hope to operate the mobile phones for those registered Members who might have a specific need or just want someone to talk to because they are isolated and lonely – “Phone Buddies”.
The phone numbers above would not be emergency numbers and any medical enquiries should continue to be directed to the Surgery or Hospital or whoever else according to their issued instructions.
(SCVCS Administrator & a Co-ordinator)