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   LOCK DOWN MEASURES    5 November, 2020
A new national 4-week lockdown began on 5 November.  The Parish Council urges residents to follow advice and to take care through this period.
 
Support
If you are in need of support and advice as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions, or other circumstances there is information about local support on the Waverley BC site
 
In addition, the wonderful Chiddingfold Good Neighbours remain available to offer support  - please see their Facebook page or website
 
Sports Facilities / Exercise 
As part of the current lockdown arrangements the sports courts at Coxcombe Lane Recreation Ground have been closed.  Public open spaces remain availble for exercise, which should be taken alone, with your household / bubble, or singly with 1 other person.  Please see Government guidance for more details.
 
Isolating
As of 30 July, the self-isolation period upon developing COVID-19 symptoms is now 10 days, not 7. If you are a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you must self-isolate for 14 days. Further guidance is available here.
 
As of 28 September, there is a legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive, someone in your household has tested positive or you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and informed to self-isolate. Penalties apply for failure to comply.
 
If you’re asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace and you’re on a low income, unable to work from home and will lose income as a result, you may be entitled to a payment of £500 from your local authority under the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme.
 
Testing
If you are experiencing delays when trying to book a test, booking slots are made available the evening before for morning appointments, and on the morning for afternoon appointments. The department for Health advises that if you aren’t successful, go back later to the NHS website or 119 service and try again.
 
Schools
Schools are remaining open, children should not attend school if they are symptomatic, awaiting a test result, or if they are living in the same house as someone who is waiting for a test result or a has tested positive.
 
Each school has been advised to follow national guidance and ensure that anyone with symptoms self-isolates for at least 10 days, and their household members isolate for 14 days. Staff and children in the same 'bubble' of a confirmed case may be asked by Public Health England to self-isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms, to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus.
 
 
 
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