Coronavirus General Information

Updated 12th November 2020

This aim of this page is to pull together links to all the various pieces of information and advice we have received about living through the coronavirus epidemic.  While we cannot verify everything we hope it will be a useful resource for Minstead residents and we will update it as and when new or revised information becomes available. 

To get the latest follow the Parish Council’s Facebook page

And have a look at our recent eNewsletters by clicking HERE 

The main sources of advice and information from the Authorities are:

         Tells you what you can and cannot do (includes advice about animals)

          Services, police and NHS information

  • University Hospital Southampton 

Visit the UHS website for information and click on the letter below for the latest on COVID-19

  • From the New Forest District Council

Local services including waste disposal and recycling

http://www.nfdc.gov.uk/article/15728/Council-Services

To keep up to date: add your email address at   http://newforest.gov.uk/emails and get information straight to your inbox about how NFDC services are changing as they adapt to Coronavirus. 

Click NFDC email 12th November 2020 to read the latest information and advice about:

  • Waste and recycling consultation – a chance to comment.
  • Keep to the national restrictions
  • Enjoy time in open spaces
  • Burn better
  • Flood action week
  • Communities defeat terrorism

Visit the Lyndhurst Surgery website for the latest about seeking help, how to get advice and the arrangements for appointments.

New Forest National Park Authority https://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk

          Mainly about visitor and travel restrictions

HCC’s health and safety policy document provides useful guidance for volunteers who may be visiting people in their homes to provide essential help.  It can be read by visiting

https://documents.hants.gov.uk/adultservices/volunteer-guidance-crib-sheets.pdf 

  • Church Services
    Although All Saints Church is closed during the current lockdown you can find information about on line services and other news by visiting the All Saints page on this website.

You can also follow All Saints on Facebook

  • Food and Essential Supplies

Click HERE to see a separate list of suppliers (including hot meals and home deliveries) and supermarket opening times and HERE to get the latest updates from Minstead Parish Council’s Facebook page.

  • Help in the Community

          If you need help or are able to help in our Minstead Community please contact:  

Helen Bennett helenbennettpc@yahoo.com or 07804 046122 or

Diane Andrews diane.andrews@NFDC.gov.uk or 07762721521

  • Do you need to brush up your digital skills?

The Government website ‘The Skills Toolkit’ is made up of free online courses, tools and resources to help you improve your digital and numeracy skills. The Department for Education has consulted some of the country’s leading educational experts and employers to make up a collection of high quality resources to suit a range of interests and skill levels. Have a look, you do have to scroll through to look at the many options but they’re all free! For further information click https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/find-a-course/the-skills-toolkit

  • The Hampshire Helpline 0333 370 4000

This is available seven days a week from 9am-5pm and is for vulnerable people who do not have support from families, friends of their local community and who need urgent assistance with practical issues.

  • Support Services

Click Support Services COVID-19 for a list of contact numbers for a variety of charities who will be there for you if you are struggling in any way. You can also contact them is you are concerned about someone you know.

  • Voluntary Organisations

  • Go New Forest

Click The New Forest Autumn 2020  for general information about what is going on in the New Forest this autumn. 

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WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS PAGE AS FURTHER INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE