COVID-19

COVID-19

PARISH SERVICES

 

  

 

The Parish Office is currently closed and public meetings have been suspended until further notice.

Although staff are working remotely, we are still able to take calls for urgent matters via the Parish Office number - 01420 768284 or please email. 

Please adhere to social distancing guidelines when taking daily exercise and note that the children's play area, skate park area and adult multi gym equipment are out of use until advice to re open them is received.

Four Marks Allotments do remain open and there is some guidance from the National Allotment Society regarding how to use the space safely.  

East Hampshire District Council have requested that residents do not light bonfires.  Currently, there are people who are isolating who may have conditions such a asthma or heart disease and this may seriously impact their health.  There are also people who have been prevented from enjoying their gardens due to neighbours lighting bonfires.  Please report instances of smoke nuisance to East Hampshire District Council.


 

 

GETTING HELP

 

 

 

If you are in Four Marks or the surrounding areas and having difficulty, please see this Information sheet which will help you access volunteers and organise deliveries from local businesses alongside some other useful numbers.

There is also a Support Services leaflet produced by Hamsphire Constabulary which lists helplines and information about where you can get help.

The government have identified a sector of people who are 'extremely vulnerable' to getting seriously ill if they contract Covid-19.  They are unable to leave their homes for a period of time and a provision of a weekly basic food delivery has been put in place for them. If you have received a shielding letter and need to register for this service, please call the Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline on 0333 370 4000.

The Government have also set out a range of support schemes for businesses to help them during the outbreak.  For further information and details on the application process, follow this link to the information page on the East Hampshire District Council's website.

East Hampshire District Council are keeping essential services running including bin collections but there may be some service updates so please check these.

There is information available here from your local MP, Damian Hinds, including bulletins and Covid-19 information on a range of topics.

The Citizens Advice Bureau is still providing advice to East Hampshire residents.  Please call the Adviceline on 0300 330 9028.

 

 

 

NATIONAL ADVICE LINES

 

 

 

NHS  advice and information including symptom checker.

Government Guidance on Coronavirus - up to date information, guidelines and mental health links. 

Government Shielding Advice explaining how to protect those who are considered to be extremely vulnerable.  Those in this category should have received a letter from the government with advice.  If you have not received a letter and need to, register here.

Government Business Support  information from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.  This page will give you information about the Job Retention Scheme and how to apply for a grant if you are self-employed.

Age Uk for guidance on how to best assist the elderly at this time.

Universal Credit 'Help to Claim' for new claimants via the website or by calling 0800 144 8 444.

If your child is eligible for benefit related free school meals, they will continue to receive a meal that can be delivered or collected or food vouchers even if they are not attending school.  Please see the guidance from the government.

There is also advice from the government for both home owners and renters who find themselves unable to pay for their accommodation.

Funding for COVID-19, contains details of a number of local and national grants available to assist both groups and individuals during the current lock down situation.