Covid 19: Information for parishioners

UPDATE 01/12/20: The Tennis Courts at Newman Collard Recreation Ground will be open from Wednesday 2nd December. 

UPDATE 26/11/20: Liss, Hampshire, is in Tier 2.

 

 

UPDATE 02/11/20: Due to new national restrictions to be implemented from 5th November the Village Hall & Pavilion will be open for hire for exempt groups only.  The exemption in place covers specific activities including childcare and support groups. Support groups may continue (with up to 15 participants) where formally organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or other form of support for:

  • new parents and guardians
  • victims of crime
  • people in drug and alcohol recovery
  • people with long-term illnesses
  • people facing issues relating to their sexuality or gender
  • people suffering bereavement

Play areas remain open: Please help to reduce the risk of spread of the coronavirus and keep this play areas safe and open by following these strict guidelines.

Allotments remain open: Please follow these guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus at allotment sites

Unfortunately the tennis courts are closed.

 

SOURCES OF ADVICE 

- The Government's main source of advice updated 5 November, including information on the social distancing and a wide range of other information

- Advice from the NHS 

- Public Health England has FAQs that will be updated regularly

- Guidance on shielding and protecting the extremely vulnerable from Covid-19

- This guidance, developed with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, aims to assist employers and businesses in providing advice to their staff 

 - Click here for the Covid-19 Support Services Flyer issued by the Hampshire Constabulary with official helplines for vulnerable, elderly and isolated members of the community.

 

NATIONAL SCHEMES TO ASSIST THOSE IN NEED (Updated 10/11/20)

Hampshire Coronavirus Helpline: Anyone who needs help can call the Hampshire Coronavirus Support and Helpline on 0333 370 4000.

The helpline is open 9am to 5pm weekdays and to support the national restrictions, will also be open on Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 November and Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 November from 9am to 5pm.

For help those who are particularly vulnerable to stay safe during this upcoming period of enhanced national restrictions, further support is available from HCC.

Individuals who are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable can access support by:

Registering online here as detailed in the letter from government

Requesting a call from Hampshire County Council via an online request form Those unable to register online, will receive either a text message, email or letter from the County Council and be asked to confirm their support needs.

-The NHS Volunteer Responder Scheme is supporting the most vulnerable. The 1.5m most at risk should have received a letter setting out help available. Speak to your GP if you think you should be registered as an extremely vulnerable person or register here to get Coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person.

 

LINKS TO LOCAL AUTHORITY RESPONSES

- Please visit the Keep Hampshire Safe County for a full update on County Council operations during the pandemic. 

- East Hampshire District Council: Click here for details on changes in services and here for the statement on leading the community response with support, services and supplies and here for Coronavirus business support.

- The South Downs National Park Authority, for advice on enjoying the South Downs for safe and responsible exercise 

- Your local MP, Damian Hinds, information and advice for individuals and businesses, covering health, travel, financial, help with utilities and banking, education and learning support

 

LOCAL CHARITIES, VOLUNTARY SUPPORT GROUPS AND NETWORKS 

Top tip: Look after your neighbours - small networks such as these mean people are known to you and support systems are manageable. However, there are other groups out there who are also offering assistance and support. 

- St Mary's Church: for spiritual and practical support, call the Parish Administrator, Michaela Surtees, on 01730 892552 (lissparish@gmail.com) or Rev Chris Williams on 01730 890085 (revchris007@gmail.com).

- Bill Briggs, Age Concern Village Agent: for access to a Neighbourhood Buddy System, on 01730 892297 (woolmerlodge@yahoo.co.uk).

- Liss and Surrounding Villages Community Board: a Facebook community support group.

 - The Triangle Community Association: Updates on local community information via Facebook.

- Liss Forest Residents Association for a Liss Forest support network with specific arrangements in place faced with the Coronavirus outbreak, contactable via Facebook or by contacting Ruth Taylor on e-mail or on 01730 894913.

- Help for Residents of Rake: for access a network of volunteers by e-mail (rakehelpers@gmail.com) or Facebook.

- The Flying Bull Pub: for a point of contact for the elderly and vulnerable or residents in need in the Rake and Hill Brow area, on 01730 892285.

- Liss Food Bank: For those in need of essential supplies, contact Annie Coley on 01730 300659, or Sue on 01730 300921. To be sure of a delivery, call by Sunday evening at the latest each week for delivery to your doorstep on Wednesday or Thursday. There will be no collection point at the Triangle. The drop-off point for donations is the Rectory at St. Mary's, 11 Station Road.

- The Liss, Greatham & Hawkley Friendship Fund: a charity which gives financial grants to residents of the three villages who need help dealing with immediate domestic problems. Click here for further information. Telephone 01730 892311 or 01730 892297.

- The Petersfield Coronavirus Resource Hub signposts where to find 'Help, Food and Happiness during this Crisis - particularly thinking about those who are most vulnerable in the Covid-19 outbreak and recognising the difficulty of continuing normal life when confined to your property.'

 

WANT TO HELP?

Top tip - Look after your neighbours - small networks such as these mean people are known to you and support systems are manageable.

Details of more local support groups with their contact details are listed above. They may also appreciate more voluntary help – why not contact them?

Please click here for the latest advice on how to help safely. 

Register as a volunteer with the NHS Responder Volunteer Responder initiative. 

 

THE ROLE OF LISS PARISH COUNCIL

- Signposting: Liss Parish Council will also do what it can to make sure everyone gets the help they need at this challenging time, particularly by signposting. Parishioners should use contact details above in the first instance, but an officer can also be contacted on 01730 892823 for support and advice, in so far as we are able.

- Communication: Liss Parish Council will ensure parishioners have the information they need: this web page will be updated on a regular basis; communications via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Nextdoor) will continue and officers will endeavour to supply as much of the information in hard copy on Parish Council and public noticeboards to assist those who do not have internet access. 

 CLICK HERE for the information leaflet from Liss Parish Council which was distributed to Liss households early April. Updates will still be made to the information on this page as this leaflet represents a snapshot of information available on 1/4/20. 

 

Content coming soon