For the most up to date Government Guidance, please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Stay at home guidance
The Government has asked that people stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. You may only leave your home to:
- Shop for basic necessities such as food and medicine, as infrequently as possible
- Take exercise, such as a run, walk or cycle, but this must be done alone or with members of your household
- Deal with any medical need, to avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to give blood
- Provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- Travel to work, but only where you cannot work from home
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection gives you the main government messages whether you live alone or with other people.
When you do leave your home you must observe the two-metre social distancing rule.
Parish Council Facilities
The Play Area is are now closed to prevent the transmission of the virus. Inspections will not be carried out whilst we are in lock-down.
South Norfolk are collecting bins as normal, but they are coming across more waste than usual, as people self isolating take the opportunity to have a clear out. Can we make a plea please not to put all this extra rubbish out in one go, otherwise we may overload the system. If householders can eke this out over a few weeks, we will have more chance of keeping the collections going during the crisis. Thank you for your cooperation and a big thank you to the refuse collection staff, who are continuing to work at this difficult time. https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-information/rubbish-and-recycling-coronavirus-update
Do You Need Help?
South Norfolk Council has a community ‘Help Hub’ – 0344 8008020 and residents can also visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/coronavirus. The direct number for South Norfolk Council is 01508 533933. The Help Hub will redirect your request to a local group of volunteers. SNC Help Hub is also to help with financial support for residents and businesses.
Could You Make a Donation to Support Local People?
Norfolk Community Foundation, working alongside their partners, has established the Covid-19 Community Response Fund to support local charities working hard on the ground to keep vulnerable people safe and well. If you are able to support this fund, the link is here: https://www.norfolkfoundation.com/giving-philanthropy/covid19communityresponsefund/
Support for Businesses
The government has announced support packages for local businesses. Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses
While permitted travel is limited, we do understand that essential journeys do need to be made by some key workers on public transport. In South Norfolk, the following websites will be updated regularly to facilitate essential journeys:
Border Bus – https://www.border-bus.co.uk/coronavirus-info/
Greater Anglia Trains – https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/covid-19-customer-notice
NHS Volunteer Scheme:
Details of the scheme and how to apply is here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/participation/get-involved/volunteering/nhs-volunteer-responders/