Hartley Wintney Parish Council

COVID-19

Current situation

Government Guidelines:

Help control the virus

To protect yourself and others when you leave home you must:

Wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly

Cover face – wear a face covering over your nose and mouths in enclosed spaces

Make space – stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

 

It remains the case that you should not:

 

socialise indoors in groups of more than two households (anyone in your support bubble counts as one household) – this includes when dining out or going to the pub

 

socialise outdoors in a group of more than six people from different households; gatherings larger than six should only take place if everyone is from exclusively from two households or support bubbles

 

interact socially with anyone outside the group you are attending a place with, even if you see other people you know, for example, in a restaurant, community centre or place of worship

 

hold or attend celebrations (such as parties) where it is difficult to maintain social distancing and avoid close social interaction – even if they are organised by businesses and venues that are taking steps to follow COVID-19 Secure guidelines

 

stay overnight away from your home with members of more than one other household (your support bubble counts as one household)

 

It is against the law for gatherings of more than 30 people to take place in private homes (including gardens and other outdoor spaces). Businesses and venues following COVID-19 Secure guidelines can host larger groups provided they comply with the law. This can include weddings, civil partnership ceremonies and funerals (which we advise should be limited to no more than 30 people), religious ceremonies and services, community activities and support groups. If attending a place or event that is following COVID-19 Secure guidelines, you should take care to limit your interactions with anyone outside of your group and you should continue to maintain social distancing from those that you do not live with. It is critical that you follow these guidelines to keep both yourself and others safe.

 

Please consult the local restrictions page to see if any restrictions are in place in your area. In some areas, it will be illegal to meet people you do not live with inside a private home or garden, except where you have formed a support bubble (or for other limited exemptions to be specified in law).

 The latest advice and information is available on the webpages, at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

Symptoms

 

For information on the symptoms and steps to take, go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

 

Reducing the spread

 

The focus is on good respiratory and hand hygiene and specifically:

 

  • Wash your hands more often and for at least 20 seconds. Take a look at the NHS hand washing technique.
  • Use soap and water or a hand sanitiser when you: get home or into work; blow your nose, sneeze or cough; and eat or handle food.
  • Hand sanitiser should be used only when you don’t have access to soap and water- as soap and water remains the best method to maintain hand hygiene.
  • Hands should be dried thoroughly after washing.

 

The government advice for reducing the spread of COVID-19 is as follows:

 

  • Continue to wash your hands more often and for 20 seconds. Make sure you cough or sneeze into a tissue, put it in a bin and wash your hands.
  • Self-isolate if you develop a high temperature or a new continuous cough, however mild.
  • You should self-isolate for 7 days if you live alone, or 14 days if you live with other people. If anyone in your household is experiencing one of the above symptoms the whole household should self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Those who are over 70, with an underlying health condition or are pregnant, are strongly advised to significantly limit face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible.

 

For the latest advice for travellers returning from affected areas, visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

The government has produced specific guidance for employers and businesses on COVID-19 to advise staff about the virus and recommended actions.

 

Hartley Wintney Parish Council

 

In line with Government guidance, the Parish Office was closed on wef 23rd March 2020 to members of the Public and from 26th March 2020, Parish Council employees were instructed to work from home where they can.

 

Our office telephone lines (01252 845152 – Office & 01252 849712 - Community Bus) are being covered between the hours of 9.00am to 3.00pm Mon – Fri

 

Please do leave a message as this will be responded to.

 

Alternatively you can email the following employees and they will respond to your query in due course;

 

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Deputy Clerks (Events & Amenities), Sarah Daly:  deputyclerk@hartleywintney>-pc.gov.uk
Community Bus Administrator, Mandy Smith:
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Meetings

 

Parish Council Meetings were cancelled wef 23rd March 2020, however in line with the Coronavirus Act 2020, the Government provided guidance and authority Current legislation via the Coronavirus Act 2020, s.78 and the Local Authorities and Police Crime Panels (Coronavirus, Flexibility of Local Authority and Police Crime Panel Meetings, England and Wales) Regulations 2020 permits Councils to hold virtual meetings whereby Council Members can attend the meeting remotely online or by phone.

 

These meetings are to be made accessible to the Public by way of phone or online

 

Details & Agenda’s will be published on our website with guidance on how to join these meetings.

 

Community
As many retailers are now beginning to open, we ask you to observe all safe distancing and hygiene measures that have been put into place for the support of the community as a whole.

 

Events
All Parish Council Community Events have been cancelled for 2020, however we may look to support our local businesses with a reduced Christmas Event, if guidance allows us to do so.

 

Play Areas
In line with recent Government announcements, Springfield Avenue and Hawarden Play Areas will be open from 18th July 2020. Please see notices for guidance on use.

 

Jubilee Play Area remains closed due to a maintenance issue with the equipment and surface. The Parish Council is aiming to repair and open the play area soon.

 

Allotments, Burial Grounds & Open Spaces
We are advising all visitors and users to observe the social distancing guidelines and good hand hygiene practices whilst out and about. Sharing of equipment, benches and/or picnic tables with members outside of your household is currently not permitted.

 

Community Bus
The HW Community Bus commenced a bookings only service with effect from 27th July 2020 however we require all users to be pre-registered. To enquire how to use this service, please call 01252 849712 or email
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If you have any concerns for yourself or others you are supporting, please first contact the

 

  Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline on 0333 370 4000  

 

The Helpline is manned 7 days a week, and will help Hampshire residents connect with the most appropriate local support for shopping, a reassuring phone call, or help with accessing a prescription delivery service.

 

https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/coronavirus/volunteer-welfare

 

  1. HantsHelp4Vulnerable is a service for those who are shielding (or are otherwise considered vulnerable) who do not have the support of family, friends, neighbours or of their communities and are in need of

 

Available on the following contact number 0333 370 4000 - seven days a week from 9am-5pm.

 

Details can be found on the Hart District Council webpage or on the Hampshire County Council webpage Click Here

 

This is a local volunteering service available for those who are on high risk registers and are facing 12 weeks of shielding.

 

For More information please click here

 

Whitewater Health also has a fantastic and supportive Patient Participation Group who are able to assist in locally signposting patients.

 

Key Contacts are:

 

Kirsty Fry  - British Red Cross - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 07834335221

 

Whitewater PPG - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For advice on any Financial Support, Council Tax, Hardship Fund, Business Rates and Support please visit  https://www.hart.gov.uk/covid-19

 

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Can you help to share important information on how to receive help and support, as well as changes to our services during the COVID-19 outbreak?

 

If you know someone who is not online like a neighbour, friend or family member, we would greatly appreciate your help to pass on important information.

 

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