Covid 19: Information for parishioners

UPDATE 24/02/21: The Government has announced a road map out of lockdown. Click here for a summary.

The full Government guidance on ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’, setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England is here.

UPDATE 05/01/21: New Tier 5 National Lockdown is now in place with a key message of STAY HOME, PROTECT THE NHS, SAVES LIVES.

Only leave home where you have a 'reasonable excuse' to do so. This includes but is not limited to working if you cannot work from home, exercise, to provide care, for communal worship or for essential supplies. The full guidance found here.  

Local facilities

- Outdoor sport facilities including tennis and Petanque (boules) are closed.

- 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

- The Pavilion and Village hall can remain open for certain groups: for the purposes of formal education or training, support groups, registered childcare or supervised activities for children and wedding ceremonies, funerals and wakes (subject to numerical limits).

 

SOURCES OF SUPPORT FOR THOSE IN NEED (Updated 21/01/21)

Hampshire Coronavirus Helpline

If Coronavirus has had an impact on you or any aspect of your life, including anyone who is self-isolating, please call the helpline for advice and support.

The Hampshire Coronavirus Support and Helpline can be contacted on 0333 370 4000. (Calls charged at local rate.) The helpline is open 9am to 5pm weekdays and 10am to 3pm on weekends.

Or you can request a call-back from the helpline by completing the call-back request form.

Get support here if you are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable.

Get financial support if you are struggling to pay for food, essential items and energy bills due to the impact of Covid-10 from the HCC connect4communities programme - further information is here. Or contact the Citizens Advice East Hampshire (080 8278 7901)

Apply for free transport to an allocated vaccination centre from the Call and Go East Hampshire Service: 01420 475759 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (answerphone outside of these hours) or Email: chris.antoniou@cfirst.org.uk (please allow 6 days notice).

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).

- Anne Glenn, Age Concern Village Agent: for any assistance required (shopping, prescription collection, telephone support etc., not just for older people!) on 07939 109709.

- 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 Community Resource Hub has a Lockdown Helpline for Petersfield and the surrounding area: 01730 779296.

 

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?

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

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

 

SOURCES OF ADVICE 

- The Government's main source of advice updated 4th January 2021

- Advice from Hampshire County Council

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

- East Hampshire District Council: For details on changes in services 

Your local MP, Damian Hinds 

- Advice from the NHS

- Public Health England has FAQs that will be updated regularly

- Guidance on shielding and protecting the extremely vulnerable 

- This guidance, developed with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, aims to assist employers and businesses in enabling a Covid-secure workplace

- 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.

 

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. 

 

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