COVID-19 hub

UPDATE: January 2024: This page was set up in 2020 as a hub for information and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, local volunteers came together as the Botley Responders, – street coordinators offering support for neighbours including shopping, prescription pick-ups, advice, connections and a friendly chat. The Botley Responders WhatsApp group continues to offer support and community connections beyond the pandemic.

These pages are being reviewed and updated alongside work on a parish emergency and resilience plan.

Find your nearest Botley Responder Street Coordinator HERE. To ask for help, to volunteer or to provide information for this page please email

Local help and advice on COVID can still be found on the Vale’s COVID Support Hub.

UPDATE: January 2024: The following table still has useful information but some of these services are out-of-date. We are reviewing and updating these over the coming months:

* Help for you or someone else* Vaccination information [Updated 2024]
* Food, shopping & deliveries* Financial or employment help
* Medical help, testing & prescriptions* Things to do for all the family
* Staying connected* Volunteering opportunities
* Keeping fit and mentally healthy* Council services

Key links and numbers:

Find your nearest Street Coordinator HERE support for vulnerable and ‘at risk’ people: 01865 89 78 20 (8:30am to 5:00pm Mon to Thurs, 8:30am – 4:00pm Fri) or email of the White Horse District Council: community support for those in need (not high risk): 01235 422600 (8:30am to 5:00pm Mon to Thurs, 8:30am – 4:30pm Fri) or email
Botley Community Fridge:
A fridge into which anyone can put food, and from which anyone can take food, reducing food waste.In the lobby of St. Peter & St. Paul church, 81 West Way OX2 9JY. Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 11-4. Open to all.
Botley Community Larder:
Delicious, low-cost, surplus food for the community for £3.50/week individual, £7/week family membership.  St Peter and St Paul Church Hall, Thursdays 3.00-5.30pm (timed slots)  Email:
Medical: Botley Medical Centre: 01865 248719 Lloyds Pharmacy: 01865 247023. Woodlands Pharmacy 01865 242649NHS: For all concerns: phone 111
Mental Health 24/7 helpline: For adults: 01865 904 997 For children & young people: 01865 904 998 Samaritans: 116 123 Oxfordshire Mind: 01865 247788Oxfordshire domestic abuse helpline:
0800 731 0055 (Mon-Fri 10-19:00) UK Domestic Violence helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24 hour)
Age UK Oxfordshire: Helpline for older local people:  01865 411 288. free and confidential:  0800 1111

The information above is also available as a downloadable poster.

Download and print our leaflet and poster here.