LITTLETON & HARESTOCK PARISH COUNCIL
Parish Office, The Hall Way, Littleton 2nd April 2020
If you have coronavirus symptoms: GO HOME and STAY AT HOME if you have:
- HIGH TEMPERATURE. You feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
- NEW, CONTINUOUS COUGH. Coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
- SYMPTOMS THAT CONCERN YOU.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Telephone the 111 online coronavirus service for advice.
NHS ONLINE INFORMATION: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Littleton & Harestock Parish Council
SUPPORT INFORMATION: 2nd APRIL 2020
Answerphone for residents (advice requests). (Checked daily weekdays.)
07709 988 556
If all else fails – leave a message for Parish Council Chairman. (Checked frequently.)
Help for vulnerable people with shopping and prescriptions etc. Littleton residents have already received a flyer. Contact telephone numbers vary. Contact for more details.
Covid Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK.
See COVID-19 WINCHESTER AREA MUTUAL AID for further information online at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1311125889083787/
For the LITTLETON specific MUTUAL AID post, please visit:-
For the HARESTOCK specific MUTUAL AID post, please visit:-
Gov.uk WhatsApp Information Service
To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.
Helping Hampshire’s most vulnerable residents (hantshelp4vulnerable)
0333 370 4000
The longer term arrangements for people who need to ask for help at home during the current situation are now up and running as a joint effort between Hampshire County Council, district councils and the voluntary sector with your support.
Anyone who needs assistance with problems arising from their self isolation or shielding at home which is not already being dealt with through friends, family or local voluntary response should ring the County Council helpline which is called hantshelp4vulnerable on 0333 370 4000.
This available 9.00 to 5.00 and 7 days a week.
Community First is working with key agencies across Hampshire. This organisation provides critical community services in Winchester ( e.g. dial a ride and shopmobility. Emerging Covid-19 related local support groups in Littleton may wish to liaise with Community First online at email@example.com or go to www.cfirst.org.uk
Do you want to volunteer? Go to: www.volunteerwessex.org.
Littleton & Harestock Parish Council Facilities
Status as at: 2nd April 2020
- Childrens Playgrounds.
- Adult Gym Equipment.
- Sports Facilities.
Some areas e.g. Tennis courts are locked. You may see routine maintenance underway.
- Recreation Ground Pavilion.
- Mini-Library Main Road Littleton.
- Open Spaces. Please use the open spaces for walking, running and well-being purposes. Follow Government advice about social distancing. Depending on future Government requirements these spaces could be closed at short notice.
Littleton Recreation Ground.
Littleton Tumulus Ground.
Harestock Road Football Ground.
Littleton Recreation Ground Car Park.
- Dog Walking. Place dog waste ONLY in the dog bins (as available) unless instructed otherwise.
- Rubbish. All general waste bins around the Littleton recreation ground are not being emptied and are currently covered up. Please use the large waste bin in the car park next to the Millenium Hall for your rubbish.
USEFUL INFORMATION AND ONLINE LINKS
(includes Local Authority issued information)
Useful Information Websites
Hampshire County Council webpages on coronavirus (including links to press releases): https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/coronavirus.
Latest information on coronavirus: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
NHS information on coronavirus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.
Social Distancing Guidance (23 March 2020)
The Cabinet Office have also published full guidance on staying at home and away from others – the guidance sets out the measures which every citizen is required to comply with immediately. Separate advice is available for individuals or households for individuals or households who are isolating, and for the most vulnerable who need to be shielded.
How to help safely (New)
The Government published new guidance on how to help safely which is aimed at people who are providing essential support to friends, family and neighbours who are in isolation.
Hampshire volunteer handbook (New)
Community First has produced resources to support individual volunteers and voluntary groups to provide help for vulnerable residents safely during the Coronavirus pandemic. Resources include a volunteer handbook, guidance on handling money and risk assessment templates. This local guidance aligns with recent government advice on safe volunteering
Green spaces (New)
New guidance on access to green spaces has also been published, setting out how people should use outdoor spaces for exercise. The guidance highlights that people should always stay local and only go outside alone or with members of their own household.
Education & Childcare
The Universities Minister has asked higher education providers not to change their offers to students for two weeks to maintain stability. The Secretary of State for Education has published a written statement on summer exams setting out the process to allow students to move onto the next stage in the new academic year.
The Government has published guidance on early years and childcare closures.
The Government has published updated Guidance for employers and businesses.
Guidance on the closure of all retailers that sell non-essential goods and other non-essential premises has also been published which supports the Government’s guidance on staying at home. It provides full guidance on the Government’s announcement made yesterday (23 Mar 20) and the list of businesses and premises expected to close.
Welfare and Council Tax Support
The Department of Work and Pensions is urging claimants to use online services for help with their benefit claim due to the rise in new claims. In addition, the Secretary of State has also today announced that reviews and reassessments for disability benefits are being suspended for the next three months.
Closure of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)
HCC has agreed with Veolia to close all HWRC until further notice. The County Council has posted updates on its website and through social media outlets.
Care homes temporarily stopping visits
Hampshire County Council has taken the decision to temporarily stop all but emergency visits to its care homes to ensure that vulnerable individuals are kept safe from the spread of the virus. Staff will support residents to stay in touch with their families and loved ones via phone calls, video calls, instant messaging or letters
County Council’s Trading Standards team is warning residents to be extra vigilant to the risk of falling victim to scams and rogue traders and has published a list of known coronavirus related scams.