Relevant details with regard to the Covid-19 virus will be updated on this page as and when we are given official information.
Local Lynx is currently not available in printed form due to Covid-19, however it can be viewed online here:
In these difficult times, please can we all take steps to look after our neighbours and community members. Please remember that you may have a neighbour that needs help.
If you are able, please could you ask your neighbour if you can be of any assistance either with shopping or in organising deliveries etc.
North Norfolk District Council has a Coronavirus helpline which is:
You can also find information on their website:
Stiffkey Parish Council now have an emergency number for those in need of help or support, particularly those without access to internet support:
This number is specifically for emergency use only.
All other enquiries etc should be directed, as usual, through the parish clerk email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Council hopes to offer a collection service for Prescriptions for those registered with the GP in Wells-Next-the-sea. If you telephone in your prescription to the Practice, please ask the receptionist to record your consent for it to be delivered on your behalf to Stiffkey.
If you are registered with the Holt or Blakeney GP practices, they are already operating a delivery service – please ask them for details when you call them.
Finally, please follow Government advice on Social Distancing, Essential Travel, and keep yourself, your neighbours and your community safe.
To place an order with Stiffkey Stores please use the following email:
or via Phone/answerphone:
Latest update from NNDC on Covid-19 contingency plans:
Contingency groups are meeting on a daily basis and have well-rehearsed plans in place for coordinating efforts.
Please check the NNDC website for daily updates.
NNDC staff have been deployed to the most critical business services. So please be patient if your query is not front line coronavirus related, as there may be a delay to our response.
It has been confirmed that bus passes will be accepted on local buses before the usual 0930 start time to allow elderly residents to access the early shopping slots in the local supermarkets.
Bin collections will continue as normal, but we are asking residents to be more flexible on the day, as the routes may need to change given staffing levels. Please put your bin out the night before in case earlier rounds are needed.
NNDC will be setting up a coordinating Committee to make sure food and medical supplies continue to get to vulnerable residents.
Update 27-04-2020 - Testing for Key Workers
A Testing Programme for Key Workers has now been announced.
Please circulate this information to anyone that you know who qualifies
Community coronavirus testing in Norfolk and Waveney now available to “key workers” (and/or household members with symptoms).
The NHS in Norfolk and Waveney is offering local coronavirus tests to key workers* such as teachers or food industry staff, to help them remain in work and continue to support their communities. This also applies to members of their household who may have coronavirus symptoms causing the key worker to self-isolate.
Testing will take place at three locations in Norfolk and Waveney:
· The Centrum centre, close to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH)
· The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn (QEHKL)
· The James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) in Gorleston.
(See below if you would rather be tested at Ipswich, Stansted or Peterborough)
To book using the Norfolk and Waveney service:
People on the government key workers* list who need to be tested should ask their employer or line manager to register their organisation by emailing NorfolkRegistercovidtesting@nnuh.nhs.uk with their (employer) name, job title and contact number. The registration team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will then contact the employer to register their organisation so they their key workers can then book an appointment. The employer will be given a unique reference number and further instructions.
All applications will be checked to make sure people are well enough to attend a testing centre, and eligible for a test in line with Public Health England guidance.
People will receive their test results within 48 hours or less, either directly or via their employer’s occupational health service, together with initial advice about to what to do next.
Appointments at Ipswich, Stansted and Peterborough or other centres:
If you wish to be tested at any of the national drive-through testing centres, such as Ipswich, Stansted, Peterborough and elsewhere, then you must use the national booking service. For self-referrals, this is via https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk.
Who are key workers?
* Key workers include many people working in education, transport, many public services, energy, power and water/sewerage workers, and those working to provide, distribute or sell food. The precise definition is available on this government web page: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested#key-workers.
A copy of the text can be downloaded as a PDF here
Official Information Sources
North Norfolk District Council
Norfolk County Council