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Hartley Wintney in Tier 4

Following the announcement on 23 December 2020, Hartley Wintney will be entering Tier 4 from 26 December 2020.

What does this mean for you?

If you live in Tier 4 you must not leave or be outside of your home or garden except where you have a ‘reasonable excuse’.  A reasonable excuse includes;

  • Work and volunteering
  • Essential activities such as to buy food or medicine, collect items ordered through click and collect, to obtain or deposit money or to access critical public services.
  • Fulfilling legal obligations
  • Education and childcare
  • Meeting others for care such as support bubbles or to provide informal childcare to children aged 13 and under, to provide care for vulnerable people, to provide emergency assistance or respite care
  • Exercise and recreation
  • Medical reasons, harm and compassionate visits
  • Communal worship and life events

Clinically extremely vulnerable people are advised to stay at home, except for exercise or essential health appointments.

 

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you could be at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus.

This group is advised to stay at home at all times, unless for exercise or medical appointments, and not to attend work if they are unable to work from home.  All residents required to shield will be contacted by Hampshire County Council by text, email or automated Government call.

Please note that there will be no provision of a government food parcel.  If you are unable to have someone shop for you or obtain an online delivery, please call the  Hartley Wintney Community Support Hub on 01252 842386, the Shopping Service on 01252 938715 (Mon or Fri am), Care Group on 0845 519 0855 or call Hampshire Coronavirus Help & Support line on 0333 370 4000.

please call the Hartley Wintney Care Group on 0845 519 0855 or call Hampshire Coronavirus Help & Support line on 0333 370 4000.

Latest government advice and information is available at http://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Hampshire County Council and health partners monitor the Covid-19 outbreak and respond as required. Further information can be found at the Hampshire County Council’s website.

Reducing the spread

  • Maintain strict hand hygiene measures at all times
  • If you have a high temperature, new continuous cough or loose your sense of smell or taste, isolate for 14 days and get a Covid-19 test
  • If you are in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 self isolate for 14 days
  • Maintain two meters social distancing whereever possible
  • Where two meters cannot be maintained e.g. in shops wear a face covering
  • Those who are over 70, with an underlying health condition or are pregnant, are stronglyadvised to take special care for example limiting face-to-face interaction with friends and family. Full details of the latest advice for more vulnerable people is available on the government website
  • The latest advice for travellers can also be found on the government website
  • Government has produced specific guidance for employers and businesses including  recommended actions, see the government website.

 

How are Parish Council Services affected

Events
All Parish Council Community Events have been cancelled for 2020 and early 2021.

Play Grounds
In line with recent Government announcements, all Parish Play Areas are open however extra care is advised when using the facilities such as regular handwashing / sanitising, maintaining appropriate social distancing and not consuming any food or drink during your visit.

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. Please place any litter in the bin or take it home.

Community Bus
The Hartley Wintney Community Bus is operating with a reduced timetable. All passengers must be registered and journeys must be booked in advance. Please see the community bus page for more information.

Health & wellbeing support

Community Support


Hampshire County Council.

If you have any concerns for yourself or others you are supporting, contact the Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline on 0333 370 4000. This Helpline is manned seven 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.

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 help. Contact the helpline for HantsHelp4Vulnerable 0333 370 4000.

More information on help for the vulnerable in Hart can be found on the Hart District Council website

Whitewater Health Practice

Our local GP practice has a fantastic and supportive Patient Participation Group who are able to assist in signposting patients to the right support and can be contacted at whitewaterppg@gmail.com.

Another key contact is Kirsty Fry  – British Red Cross at Kirsty.fry2@nhs.net or 07834 335221.

Financial Support

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

Keeping in contact with Hartley Wintney Parish Council 

In line with guidance, the Parish Office was closed to members of the public from 23rd March 2020. Parish Council employees are working from home where they can.

To contact the office call 01252 845152 or for the Community Bus 01252 849712 . The phones are covered between 9.00am to 1.00pm Monday – Friday. If there is no response please leave a message which will be responded to as soon as possible.  Please note that the Office is currently closed over the Christmas period from Friday 18 December to Monday 04 January 2021.

Alternatively you can contact us by email and we will respond to in due course;

General Enquiries: admin@hartleywintney-pc.gov.uk

Community Bus: communitybus@hartleywintney-pc.gov.uk

Meetings

Face to Face Parish Council Meetings were cancelled from 23rd March 2020, however, provision has been made by Government for Councillors to hold virtual meetings either on line or by telephone.

These meetings are made accessible to the Public by phone or online.

Details and agenda’s will be published on our website with guidance on how to join online or by phone.

Do you know someone who is not online?

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.