SO now we are being officially asked to manage the coronavirus ourselves.

The vulnerable should self isolate, those with flu symptoms should self quarantine.

There has been no coordination whatsoever from parish and town councils.

Our MP has called upon the community, not the councils.

There are Facebook pages multiplying, and offers of help for the housebound sick burgeoning, yet there is no council coordination for this.

For example, those delivering to houses should have official identification, and basic training.

The result of inaction will be chaos.

Well meaning people cannot run a coordinated response to a pandemic, and in the worst case scenario this could be a scammers paradise.

Why are we paying rates and precepts when we have no guidance at all apart from do it yourself?

J Haines