As the Shielding programme is paused and people start to return to work, we know that many of you will be feeling anxious about the changes taking place. We want to reassure you that West Oxfordshire District Council, along with a wide range of charities and community services are here to help.
If you or someone you know is worried and needs help please call the Council on 01993 861077 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org To keep up to date see our website, www.westoxon.gov.uk and follow us on social media.
Coronavirus - be aware of new scams
It's important you're aware of the many new scams around at the moment because of coronavirus. Scams to look out for include:
· advertising face masks, testing kits or medical equipment at high prices
· emails or texts pretending to be from the government
· emails offering life insurance against coronavirus
· people knocking at your door and asking for money for goods or for charity
If you see emails or texts about coronavirus from someone you don't know, or from an unusual email address, don't click on any links or buy anything.
Don't give money or personal details to anyone you don't know or trust - for example someone who knocks on the door and offers to help.
Contact the police immediately by calling 101 if the scammer is in your area or you've transferred money to the scammer in the last 24 hours
If you feel threatened or unsafe, call 999.
You can call Citizens Advice to speak to a Scams Action adviser on 0808 250 5050 or for lots of helpful information look at their website: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/check-if-something-might-be-a-scam/
Stay safe and well.