Covid 19 Local Information

INFORMATION FOR HALESWORTH AND SURROUNDING VILLAGES

HALESWORTH TOWN COUNCIL COVID 19 RELIEF SCHEME HAS NOW BEEN SUSPENDED AS OF DECEMBER, 2020 – THE TOWN COUNCIL WILL CONTINUE TO REVIEW THE SITUATION IN THE NEW YEAR AND MAY REINSTATE THE SCHEME AGAIN AT A LATER DATE.

The Council would like to thank all the shops, staff and volunteers who helped to make this a very successful relief scheme for the town.

The Community Larder continues to provide vital services from their new location in St Mary Church Hall on Wednesdays 10.30am – 11.30 and for other times please check with the volunteers.

Waveney Food Bank is still operating see here for details or

Local Response information: Halesworth Town Council in conjunction with the Volunteer Centre, the Blyth Valley Team Ministry, District and County Councillors and other community groups in the Town have organised a response team to help people through the current situation. The Volunteer Centre is coordinating the response for Halesworth and the surrounding villages.  If you are struggling to go shopping, need prescriptions collecting or just want to hear a friendly voice – you can ring or email the Volunteer Centre.

Emma Healey – Centre Manager – Halesworth Volunteer Centre 01986 875600 or covid@halesworthvc.co.uk

Suffolk County Council have launched a helpline to give access to information and support on benefits, debt, housing and employments.

The Government has issued further general information on the link below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Staying at home advice https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

If you think you may have symptoms please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

*Advice for employers and employees during the COVID 19 outbreak from ACAS here

*Below are websites for various energy suppliers who have issued guidance on payment and credit

*The CAB are still giving advice see below for details

Suffolk Libraries have an extensive elibrary from which you can borrow books, audio books, films and newspapers.  All you need is a library card! Visit their website for more details.

*The document below is from East District Council and contains information on their Home but not Alone campaign and information from Suffolk Police.

The Town Council schedule of meetings is currently under review following government guidelines.