Supporting our community (COVID-19)

Supporting our community (COVID-19)

The city council is here if you need help due to the impacts of COVID-19. Whether it is help with benefits, an emergency housing situation, getting a prescription or food collected and delivered – or even putting you in touch with someone to chat if you are feeling isolated and struggling. 

As a council, we are committed to: 

  • Continuing to provide all our services – from housing repair and waste collection to planning and maintaining our open spaces 
  • Working closely with partner organisations to allow you to go about daily life in our district with confidence
  • Holding public meetings virtually - see here for ways you can join online meetings and ask questions   
  • Providing essential support to businesses as they recover – whether through grant relief, advice on the latest support on a national and regional level
  • A Restoration & Recovery Plan and a Carbon Reduction Action Plan to ensure our district is sustainable and protected for future generations. If you would like to have your say on the future of our district email resident@winchester.gov.uk
  • Is prepared for any future outbreaks of COVID-19 and is already working with key organisations as we regularly monitor infection rates across Hampshire
  • Latest government guidance - 12 October 2020 

    The Government has introduced a three tiered system to show infection levels in local areas using three categories: one (medium), two (high) and three (very high).  Currently Winchester district is classified as tier one (experiencing a medium level of infections).

    This means:

    • Pubs and restaurants close at 10pm
    • All businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-19 Secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
    • Schools, universities and places of worship remain open
    • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees
    • Organised indoor sport and exercise classes can continue to take places, provided the Rule of Six is followed
    • People must not meet in groups larger than six, indoors or outdoors

 

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