31 October 2020: National lockdown announced

The government has announced a lockdown for England due to rising infection rates of coronavirus (Covid-19). The lockdown will start from Thursday 5 November, and last until 2 December.   

We are evaluating the lockdown rules so that we can continue to provide essential services and to support our residents and local businesses. We will provide updates via website and social media.  

From Thursday until the start of December you must stay at home, you may only leave home for specific reasons including for education, for work if you cannot work from home, for exercise and recreation outdoors, shopping for essential items, for medical reasons or appointments, and to escape injury or harm.   

As part of the lockdown restrictions, non-essential shops and hospitality will close, but schools, universities and colleges will stay open.    

Pubs bars and restaurants must close apart from takeaways. Workplaces should stay open where people can’t work from home, for example in the construction and manufacturing sectors.   

Single adult households can still form exclusive support bubbles with one other household and children can still move between homes if their parents are separated.  

If you are over the age of 60 or clinically vulnerable you should be extra careful to follow the restrictions.   

The furlough scheme will be extended until December. 

For latest government information see: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus   

If you have family, friends or neighbours who are unlikely to see online information, and it is safe to do so, please let them know this latest information.   

Support for families in need: 

If you are in need of support with food and essentials at this time, please visit the Hampshire County Council webpages for contact details for your nearest source of support. In Eastleigh Borough residents can apply for support via https://eastleigh-aid.uk/  

Updated: 2 November 2020 

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