Due to the ongoing and fast changing situation with regards to CoVid-19, we are closely monitoring advice from government and will update this page with any changes to council business.
All non-essential meetings with officers and councillors will be cancelled until further notice.
We know that many families want to visit our play areas, and we are looking forward to re-opening them too, but we must make sure it is safe to do so.
New Government guidance has only recently been published, giving advice about what must be done so we can open facilities that meet the necessary social distancing and hygiene standards.
We await further details of exactly what is required.
We will re-open our play areas as soon as we can, but it won’t be this coming Saturday (4th July). We can only do it when we’re confident it is in line with the Government guidance.
WHERE TO GET HELP DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Helplines are now available to provide information and advice, as well as practical support to frail or vulnerable residents who need urgent assistance with essential food or household supplies, collection of medication, or who are at risk of loneliness:
• Hampshire Helpline 0333 370 4000
• Portsmouth 023 9268 8004
• Southampton 023 8083 4800
• Isle of Wight 01983 823 600
If you're concerned for someone who is at risk because of underlying health issues or they're elderly you can register them, or get them to register, on the government's Covid-19 support service https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable or call 0800 028 8327, to get help delivering essential supplies and any additional care they might need.
The community response during the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has been amazing, with hundreds of individuals, groups and organisations coming forward on the ground, and through social media, to offer support.
It’s great to see the community coming together to help each other but as there is no way to validate some of these groups please exercise caution in sharing personal details with unknown people.
• Mind Charity 0300 123 3393 Text: 86463 Email: email@example.com
• Samaritans 116 123 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• The Silver Line (advice and friendship for the elderly) 0800 470 80 90 https://www.thesilverline.org.uk
• Age UK (telephone friendship service for over 60s) 0800 678 1602 https://www.ageuk.org.uk
• Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service 03300 165 112
• National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247
• Childline 0800 1111
• Respect Phoneline 0808 8024 040
New Forest Voluntary Organisations Poster
Although Citizens Advice New Forest has stopped all face to face services until further notice, they are still available by phone, email or webchat, and there is up to date information on the website www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
To read the poster, please follow the link New Forest Voluntary Organisations
Daily Updates From HCC
Cemetery Arrangements During the Coronavirus Emergency 24.03.20 11.15am
Ringwood Coronavirus Assistance:
A group has been set up to coordinate volunteer assistance to help people in the local area who are self-isolating. Look out for updates in the coming days here: https://ringwood-coronavirus.org.uk/ or join the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/ringwoodcoronavirusassistance/
To speak to a volunteer, please phone 01425 542031
Latest information on services provided by New Forest District Council:
Latest information from central Government: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response