Local news, information and updates for the covid-19 / coronavirus situation for Fleet in Hampshire.
Last Updated: 13th January 2021.
Tonight saw an announcement from the PM that plunged us back into lockdown once more and put the UK in the highest alert level 5. The messages is to stay at home except for the five basic exceptions:
People are now instructed to stay at home apart from these exceptions:
For work, if people cannot work from home, such as those in the construction sector or key workers
To shop for necessities such as food or medicines
To exercise once per day at a local location. This can include with one other person from outside someone’s household or support/childcare bubble
To provide care or help to vulnerable people
To attend medical appointments or medical care, or to flee the threat of harm or violence.
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After today’s announcement from Health Secretary Matt Hancock, it has been confirmed that Hart will be moving into Tier 4 from just after midnight on Christmas day.
It has been confirmed, that despite exponential growth in Hart covid cases, we will be remaining in Tier 2 at this time.
The 3 bubble family Christmas plans are to also remain but we are asked to keep visits to a minimum, with shorter times and no overnight stays if possible. With most of Surrey (all except Waverley) now in Tier 3, please be careful where you travel locally. With a local pub closing after a confirmed covid case, we all need to be very careful this Christmas.
Please see the Hampshire County Council newsletters below for the latest local advice.
National lockdown 2 in the UK begun on 5th November and is due to end on 2nd December.
When we come out of lockdown, we will be placed into a tougher three tier system. It has now been announced that Hart will be placed into Tier 2, with a higher level of restrictions. This is believed to last until the Spring with a review on Tiers in a few weeks.
The exception to this is a period of five days over Christmas where three households are able to meet. For more information on that click here.
It has been confirmed that Fleet has not been assigned a vaccination hub of its own, like other areas. Instead, you are being assigned a location based on the doctors surgery you are registered at:
Branksomewood Road – patients registered here will be directed to Princes Hall in Aldershot. (View Video)
Fleet Medical Centre – patients registered here will be directed to Monteagle Surgery in Yateley.
Richmond Surgery – patients registered here will be directed to the the Church Crookham War Memorial Hall on Sandy Lane (opposite The Wyvern).
You are asked NOT to contact your surgery to ask about an appointment but wait to be contacted by text message or letter to inform you of your appointment time and date. Please be aware that the NHS will never ask for personal details or payment via text message, so please beware of fake text messages.
If you require help to get to your appointment, the Fleet Link Bus Service will be able to pick you up from your home at a pre-arranged time and will drop you back home again. The buses have been made covid compliant and you are asked to wear a mask (unless medically exempt). There will be a charge of £3.20 for this service, or £2.40 is you have a bus pass This is to be paid to the driver using contactless card payment, or the exact amount in cash (no change is carried).
You can book this service by calling 01252 398451 any day between 9.30am – 12.30pm.
Hart District Council hosts a mobile testing unit for coronavirus / covid-19 within its staff car park. The times and dates that you can access this unit varies and you must have an appointment (with a QR code specifically for that location) to attend.
So many people are struggling during these confusing and stressful times, whether it’s their own mental health, or looking after other people. The first thing you must know is – you are not alone. This is nothing to feel ashamed or embarrassed about, you are not failing at life or letting anyone down..all common conceptions by those who are struggling and ones which more and more people are feeling on a daily basis. It really isn’t just you.
If you need urgent mental health support please take a look at HDC’s Mental Health Support.
Here are a list of other resources which you might find helpful:
Mood self assessment, audio guides, help with stress, anxiety and depression and much more.
Advice and tips to help you look after your mental health and support others.
You must be registered with a local GP to use this service. Please fill in the form to receive treatment over the phone or online.
Confidential video counselling for young people in Hart aged 11 – 25.
Providing help and support for all levels of mental health needs from mild to severe. Support can be provided online or via phone from 9.30am – 5pm.
Specialist anger management support for young people, their parents, carers and supporters. For ages 11 – 25.
If you would like to keep up to date with the latest figures, here are some helpful links for you to visit:
LOCAL COVID NEWS
The latest local news related to covid in Fleet: (View all covid articles)
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL UPDATES
Hampshire County Council produce regular newsletters on the local covid situation. Click below to view the latest updated information. Thanks go to Councillor Steve Forster for providing this information. (View all covid newsletters)
Whether you require help, or would like to volunteer your services, here’s a list of local organisations you can contact:
- Hampshire County Council Information and Resources
- Volunteer to help the NHS care for the most vulnerable in society.
- Community run group offering 24/7 help and support.
- Setup by MP Ranil Jayawardena to match local volunteer with those in need.
- Setup by Hart Voluntary Action for those who wish to volunteer to help or donate goods.
- Facebook group for local residents from MP Ranil Jayawardena.
- A simple app that asks you to login daily and report how you feel (whether unwell or not). To support scientists at King’s College London.
- Local community donations for the needy and vulnerable needed.
- Help, advice and links from Hart District Council.
- Hampshire Coronavirus resource page.
- Our Facebook group to stay up-to-date with the latest news and chat with the local community.
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