MIDDLE RASEN and Coronavirus

Test & Trace

Coronavirus COVID-19 HMGov information

Grocery Deliveries for vulnerable adults in Middle Rasen <<more>>

Dental Care and local services <<more>>

Market Rasen Surgery AskMyGP our new on-line contact!

Recycling Centre (new-click-book-tip) <<more>>

Are You Safe ? <<more>>

Lincolnshire OnLine Library <<more>>

Food Bank <<more>>




If you are Self-Isolating due to Corvid-19 , we can help.

We all live within Middle Rasen, our names and contact numbers are ....

Julia – 07760 310286 / 842474
Helen – 07880 351966
Byran & Theresa - 842759
Richard – 07711 494676 / 844676
Quin – 844155
Amy – 07828 872089 / 842991
Gary - 0758560255

.....we can help with

Picking up shopping / prescriptions

Posting Mail , A Friendly Phone call , Urgent Supplies , Dog walking


West Lindsey Community Bulletin

1. What’s New in this Bulletin
2. Coronavirus Update
3. Register your groups activities
4. Individuals Looking for Help
5. Providing support / help to people
6. Grants and Funding
7. Support for Business & Self-Employed
8. Community Response Guide
9. Changes to Parish Council Meeting
10. Council Service Disruptions
11. Bulky Waste Collection
12. Mental Health

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** Lincolnshire NHS COVID-19 update (No.5).

Test and Trace

If NHS Test and Trace calls you by phone, the service will be using a single phone number 0300 0135 000. The only website the service will ask you to visit is https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk .

Contact tracers will never:

• Ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to us (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
• Ask you to make any form of payment
• Ask for any details about your bank account
• Ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
• Ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
• Ask you to purchase a product
• Ask you to download any software to your device or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet
• Ask you to access any website that does not belong to the Government or NHS

Share this information with family and friends, protect yourself and others.

Calling all hoarders!

If you have been having a clear out during the lockdown and have come across any bits of old fabric, upholstery remnants, odd balls of wool, craft stuff of any kind that you no longer require - CAMEO would be interested in collecting it from you (well, Helen would!). Jane has been showing some of us how to make masks and bags and other bits and bobs but we're running out of fabric now. I'm particularly looking for light blue fabrics, but any will do. CAMEO will be up and running again as soon as possible.  Please let Julia at the community Spirit know your contact details and Helen will get in touch re collection of items. Many thanks, Helen Robinson


Food Bank

Kate Hiley tells us that the food bank is currently packing up to 70 parcels a month for those in need. Steven Bunney and the MRAG team are working most mornings 10-12 in the Festival Hall.  Food items can be dropped there, at the New Life Church or the Salvation Army in Market Rasen, but not at the Middle Rasen Church, at the moment, thank you.

Kate says they have received some great donations from the community and purchased goods following financial donations. There is always a need for basics like cereals, tea, coffee, tinned food (inc veg, fruit, etc) toothpaste, shower gel, soap and toilet rolls. Call Rhona at the NL Church Office on 01673 849941 if you are looking for donation ideas or ways to contribute.

Long dated items needed at the moment include:

Tinned meat - meatballs, corned beef, chicken supreme, steak etc.

Tinned fruit, rice puddings, etc.



Rice Crispies (or similar) - and/or the breakfast cereals that children enjoy.

No one should feel obliged to give food, particularly if they or their family are in need. As ever, pasta, sauces, tinned soup, dry rice etc are all needed, but at the moment the Food Bank does have a stock of these items.



It's not been all bad! There have actually been some positives to come out of this mess. Firstly it's shown us that we can come together as a nation and achieve something remarkable. It's brought out the best in many people and reminded us what really matters – health, looking after each other, community. On the other hand the spectacle of wealthy business people taking advantage of the situation has been shocking and shameful. Also the panic buying early on was scary, although it had its funny side – who would have thought toilet paper would be the first thing to be hoarded?

COVID has given us a different perspective on many aspects of our lives, and we have had to adjust our expectations. Learning how to communicate with loved ones in a different way, online mostly; appreciating the benefits of more outdoor exercise; smiling and chatting to strangers. A common enemy brings us together.

There have been many interesting side effects of COVID and the world's response to the pandemic. Air pollution and carbon dioxide levels have decreased dramatically, and the world is generally a cleaner, quieter place. There is also less ‘dust' in the atmosphere (scientists call them aerosols – they cause the global dimming effect) and this, ironically, may cause a slight increase in global temperature. Financial markets have taken a huge hit and there will be enormous financial challenges in the years ahead.

At a conservative estimate COVID has infected over 7.5 million people in 212 countries and territories and killed over 400,000 people, and these numbers are still climbing. These are cases, which have tested positive, and there is an unknown number of cases within communities which have not been tested, therefore the true numbers may be much higher. The illness can be dreadful and leave survivors struggling to recuperate.

The mortality rate is probably about 1%, so the disease itself is unlikely to be a threat to the survival of our species. Unfortunately we cannot afford to be complacent as we come out of the lockdown, and perhaps COVID has been an opportunity to take more seriously those things which do threaten our continued existence: pollution of air and oceans; political instability; financial collapse; extreme weather events; drought and famine; loss of biodiversity; sea level rise.

COVID has given us time to pause and think, but we're not out of the woods.

Richard Harries



Masks are not thought to be effective, but if you want to make one which can be washed frequently to reused and may protect others, see below.

  1. Use a piece of durable cloth
  2. Pattern the shape
  3. Iron the folds in the mask, and sew the sides
  4. Provide a hole for inserting materials such as fresh tissue, as filter material
  5. Adjust the contours of the face
  6. Use, wash and replace with new filter materials regularly.


During the lockdown why not exercise using ZOOM

Teacher is a British Whell of Yoga Teacher who lives in Middle Rasen.

Exercise with Traditional Himalayan Yoga in your own home using ZOOM

Chair Yoga on a Monday: 11.00 - 12 noon (FREE OF CHARGE) during lockdown

If you are interested please contact Sue