COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Stay at home

You should only leave the house for one of four reasons:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
  • Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

You can see the full 'staying at home guidance' here

Those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following the above measures.

This group includes those who are:

Public health guidelines:

  1. The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

  2. Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.

  3. To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue in a bin immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.

  4. Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.

To see all, up to date Government advice on the virus, click here

Big Society Response

In these uncertain times, it is vital that we, as a society, all pull together and make sure we are looking after those most vulnerable. Lots of organisations across our area are offering help to those who are vulnerable or have had to self-isolate during the outbreak, which, sadly, does not show signs of abating any time soon. 

Here I have tried to gather as comprehensive list as possible for all areas of my constituency, of groups and organisations that are offering help. If you or someone you know needs help but you're not sure who to go to, please contact me at steve.brine.mp@parliament.uk and I will do my best to direct you to what assistance is available. 

Alresford

  • Please contact the Alresford Pigs Association by email: info@alresfordpigs.org or call their helpline 01962 658961. 
  • There is a Covid-19 support group on Facebook here
  • The New Alresford Town Council  have also issued a call for help, for more details email newalresfordtc@gmail.com or check the attached document.

Badger Farm & Oliver's Battery 

  • See the flyer at the bottom of this page under 'attachments'. You can also email the OB parish clerk at clerkoliversbattery@gmail.com
  • See these Facebook threads if you need or can offer any help in Badger Farm or Oliver's Battery
  • There is also the Oliver's Battery Community Group, which you can call on 07796 473804 or email                                    oliversbatterycommunity@gmail.com
  • In Badger Farm, you can contact the Parish council by email at clerk@badgerfarm-pc.gov.uk or call 01425 656010. 
  • In Badger Farm, you can also contact Julie Lacey (vice-chairman of the Parish council) on 07734 458840 and John Godbold (Parish councillor) on 07711 112643, who are both happy to help. 

Bighton and Gundleton

  • See the parish magazine at the bottom of this page under 'attachments'. You can also email the group of volunteers  at coronahelp@bighton.org.uk

Chandler's Ford

  •   Please contact Parish of Chandler’s Ford (St Boniface and St Martin in the Wood). who have launched a Crisis Care Scheme. See their website here.

City of Winchester - If you wish to volunteer to help Winchester Churches Night Shelter click here.                                                                                  - Winchester Basics Bank is in need of donations now more than ever. More on how to donate here.                                                 - A Mutual Aid Facebook group has been set up for the city. Click here.                                                                                                       -Trinity Winchester is currently running an appeal, as those most vulnerable in our society must be looked                                            after at this time, more info here

  • Abbotts Barton - See this Facebook thread if you need or can offer any help in Abbotts Barton. 
  • Bar End - Please check Winchester Vineyard Church's website here. See this Facebook thread if you need or can offer any help in Bar End. 
  • City Centre - See this Facebook thread if you need or can offer any help in the City Centre. 
  • Fulflood - See this Facebook thread if you need or can offer any help in Fulflood. 
  • Highcliffe - See this Facebook thread if you need or can offer any help in Highcliffe. 
  • Hyde - See this Facebook thread if you need or can offer any help in Hyde.  
  • St Cross - Please email Christ Church at office@ccwinch.org.uk. See this Facebook thread if you need or can offer any help in St Cross. 
  • St Giles Hill - See this Facebook thread if you need or can offer any help in St Giles Hill. 
  • Stanmore - See this Facebook thread if you need or can offer any help in Stanmore.
  • Weeke -Please contact Revd Ed Dines of St Barnabas, St Lukes and St Marks. Email at office@stb.church or                          call 01962 886629.  
  • Winnall - See this Facebook thread if you need or can offer any help in Winnall. 

Colden Common

Compton, Otterbourne, Shawford & Hursley

  • The Compton News - Newspaper Home Delivery Service are offering extra support at this time. Either email comptonnews@mail.com or call 02380 434 026.
  • Hursley Community Shop and Post Office are helping with urgent supplies of essentials. More information can be seen on their Facebook page here or call 07789 237201.
  • A Mutual Aid Facebook group has been set up for the area, you can see it here. 
  • Otterbourne Parish Council is coordinating the volunteers. You can contact them at cllrkevinstaffordopc@gmail.com or 07716 400277 and rector@chobenefice.co.uk or 01962 714551

Itchen Valley

  • See the leaflet at the bottom of this page under 'attachments', you can also contact the Parish council by email at clerk@itchenvalleyparishcouncil.org.uk or call 07493 417313
  • See this Facebook thread if you need or can offer any help in the Itchen Valley. 

Littleton & Harestock  

  • If you are in Littleton, please see the attached document below with a list of those providing help to the community, or contact kate.m.chappell@gmail.com should you wish to help.
  • See this Facebook thread if you need or can offer any help in Harestock.

Sparsholt & Crawley 

  • If you live in Sparsholt and need help, email supportgroup@sparsholtparish.org  or call the village shop on 01962 776998. If you have an urgent issue, please call 07595 967259.
  • Crawley residents can view the flyer attached below to see a list of numbers to call. 
  • See this Facebook thread if you need or can offer any help in Sparsholt & Crawley

The Worthys 

Twyford

  • Several Facebook groups are offering support in and around Twyford. They are listed below. You can also email the parish clerk here clerk@twyfordhants.org.uk.
  • Twyford (Hants) Residents – A group to find out about what is going on in Twyford - Find it here.
  • Together, We are Twyford - Posts provided on what is going on in Twyford - Find it here.
  • Twyford Mutual Support - A group to help coordinate support for community members during the Covid-19 outbreak. Find it here.

Wonston & Micheldever 

  • You can contact  Revd Dr John Rennie, Holy Trinity Church Wonston,  email johnrennie47@gmail.com or call 01962 760827.

Me and my team are constantly updating this page. If you have anything to add that I've missed off, please let me know by email: steve.brine.mp@parliament.uk.

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Olivers Battery COVID-19 support 210.03 KB
Bighton and Gundleton COVID-19 support 305.44 KB
Itchen Valley Parish leaflet 168.52 KB
Littleton Coronavirus Helpers 13.59 KB
Crawley Covid-19 Support 869.35 KB
Alresford Covid-19 Support 46.46 KB

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