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/.
Advice is available 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.
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 can meet in groups of two households or up to 6 people from different households, outdoors.
Education & Childcare
The Government has published guidance on early years and childcare closures.
The Government has published updated Guidance for employers and businesses.
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.
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.