New restrictions from 5 November
From yesterday, everyone must stay at home with a limited number of exceptions. The new restrictions can be found here (updated 3 Nov).
Impact on Council Services during the latest lockdown
Council services/facilities still operating, include:
- All waste and recycling collections, including the restart of our food waste service, are continuing as normal.
- Children’s play areas remain open; however, the Borough’s multi-use games areas (MUGAS) – most of which are under parish/town council control – will close.
- Itchen Valley Country Park and toilets will remain open – the Woodland Café will continue to provide a takeaway service only.
- Lakeside Country Park and toilets remain open.
- Our MOT service remains open.
Services/facilities will close for duration of the lockdown include:
- Eastleigh House reception and offices. Our customer service centre will continue to operate by phone and online. Wessex House remains open for tenants, but reception will be closed.
- The Point including the café,
- Places Leisure Eastleigh including Healthworks services,
- Mercury Centre, Hamble,
- Y- Zone, Bishopstoke, The Hub & Rugby Club, Eastleigh,
- Friday Night Football restart is now suspended.
A fuller list of services affected can be found here
Hampshire County Council keep a data dashboard to record how the virus is affecting Hampshire, you can find the latest one here (2 Nov)
Helping local businesses with COVID security
We’re working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact businesses in the Borough to make sure they are COVID-secure and to help tackle coronavirus in the local area.
Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) and Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG): guidance for local authorities
Yesterday (3 November), the government published guidance for councils on paying grants to support businesses during the November to December national lockdown and periods of local restrictions.
Helping UK businesses build back greener
The government has announced that businesses across the UK are set to benefit from £134 million government investment, to help the UK’s greenest, most innovative businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Updated guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people
The Government has announced further guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people in England as the country introduces new national restrictions from 5 November.
Get the NHS COVID App
The app that has been created for the NHS is available to download for free. It allows you to track and trace, and protect your loved ones from the risk of the virus by keeping track of who you may have had contact with. It can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play.
You can find EBC Coronavirus information here: www.eastleigh.gov.uk/coronavirus-information