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Updated 11th May

The Government published its COVID-19 recovery strategy on 11th May with the aim of the plan to “return life to as close to normal as possible, for an many people as possible as fast and fairly as possible in a way that avoids a new epidemic, minimises lives lost and maximises, health, economic and social outcomes”

More announcements will be made over the coming weeks and restrictions may be tightened if data suggests virus is spreading.

Social contact is still limited and good hygiene practices: hand washing, social distancing and regular disinfecting of surfaces touched by others are still essential.

If you have symptoms or are diagnosed with Covid-19 you must self isolate for 7 days (longer if you still have a temperature). If someone in your household has symptoms must self isolate for 14 days. Read more here

The clinically vulnerable, those over 70 with pre-existing conditions and pregnant women should take particular care to minimise contact with those outside their household. The clinically extremely vulnerable, anyone who has received a letter from the NHS, their GP or clinician should continue to shield.

From Wednesday 13th May

  • Workers should continue to work from home rather than their normal physical workplace, wherever possible. Workers who cannot work from home should travel to work if their workplace is open. People are encouraged to cycle, walk or drive rather than use public transport to get to work. Workplaces should follow the Covid-19 Secure guidelines.
  • Garden centres can open.
  • Social distancing guidance on public transport must be followed (further guidance to be provided this week) 
  • People should wear a face-covering (not face mask) in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible, eg on public transport or in some shops. Children under 2, people with respiratory issues or young children are not required to wear face coverings. This is to prevent people without symptoms spreading the virus. 
  • People can spend time outdoors, including sitting on benches, picnicking or sunbathing
  • You can meet up with one person from outside your household as long as you remain 2m apart and follow good hand hygiene.
  • You can exercise outside as many times each day as you wish, including golf, fishing and tennis. You can do this with members of your household OR one person from outside your household, as long as you stay 2m apart.
  • You can drive to outdoor open spaces irrespective of distance, but not to different parts of the UK. Social distancing guidance must still be followed. 
  • With a few limited exceptions, all international arrivals will be required to self isolate for 14 days. The date this will come into effect is to be announced.

From 1 June the Government hopes to allow:

  • Non essential retail to open in phases, following COVID-19 Secure Guidelines
  • A phased return to school for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Schools and colleges with pupils in years 10 and 12 should offer some face to face contact as well as remote, home learning. The government would like all primary school children to be able to return to school before the summer for a month if possible
  • Cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed doors
  • More public transport to open
  • Small wedding ceremonies

From 4 July the Government hopes to

  • Allow hairdressers, beauty salons, restaurants, pubs, accommodation, worship facilities and leisure facilities (eg cinemas) re-open, subject to meeting COVID-19 Secure guidelines.

Government advice on staying safe outside the home (this does not apply to people who are clinically vulnerable or extremely vulnerable)

  • Keep your distance from people outside your household. The key thing is to not be too close to people for more than a short amount of time, as much as you can.
  • Keep your hands and face as clean as possible.
  • Work from home if you can. If your workplace is open and you cannot work from home, you can travel to work.
  • Avoid being face to face with people if they are outside your household. Stay 2m apart and side-to-side rather than facing people can reduce the risk of infection.
  • Reduce the number of people you spend time within a work setting where you can.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • If you have to travel (to work or school, for example) try and avoid peak times.
  • Wash your clothes regularly.
  • Keep indoor places well ventilated.
  • If you can, wear a face covering (not face mask) if you are in an enclosed space where social distancing isn’t possible, such as on public transport or in some shops.
  • Follow the advice given to you by your employer when at work.
 

Coronavirus Testing

(Updated 29th April) With 40 drive through testing stations around the country and 25,000 home testing kits being despatched daily from 1 May, Coronavirus testing is now available to the following groups:

  • NHS staff, care home staff and care home residents whether or not they have symptoms.
  • Everyone in England aged 65 and over with coronavirus symptoms can now get tested, as well as members of their household with symptoms
  • Workers with symptoms who are unable to work from home

Book via the online portal here.

Shop in Fleet

Support local businesses

You can still shop online and support our local businesses.

View our directory of businesses who are open here.

Takeaways in Fleet

For a list of takeaways in Fleet including collection and delivery visit our directory of takeaways in Fleet here

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Supermarket opening hours

Check Supermarket opening times in Fleet here.

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Bank and Post Office opening hours

Check opening times for the Banks and the Post Office in Fleet here.

Family Resources

VE Day resources

Friday 8th May is the 75th anniversary of VE Day and a Bank Holiday. Here is a rundown of the events planned by the Royal British Legion as well as resources for home schooling and links to useful websites.

Find out more here.

Family resources

Links to activities and fun to keep the kids occupied. Read some ideas and suggestions here.

Infinity Disco in Fleet have been running regular virtual discos and events for children and adults during the lockdown.

VISIT INFINITY DISCO’s FACEBOOK PAGE FOR A LIST OF EVENTS

Hart District Council

Hart District Council’s website includes information and advice for the local community.

VISIT THE HART DISTRICT COUNCIL WEBSITE

Support for Vulnerable Groups and Volunteering

Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable

A new helpline is now available to provide information and advice, as well as practical support to frail or vulnerable Hampshire residents who need urgent assistance with essential food or household supplies, collection of medication, or who are at risk of loneliness.

0333 370 4000

VISIT THE HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL WEBSITE

Want to Volunteer or donate?

If you would like to volunteer to support the community effort or donate items read our guide to volunteering and donating here.

Domestic Abuse Support

Hampshire County Council’s website includes information and links to support for victims and survivors of abuse, children living with domestic abuse, people who may be abusing or hurting someone and professionals seeking advice. Visit the website here.

VE Day 75th Anniversary Fleet

VE Day Resources

Friday 8th May is the 75th anniversary of VE Day and a Bank Holiday. Here is a rundown of the events planned by the Royal British Legion as well as resources for home schooling and links to useful websites.

Find out more here.

Useful Websites

Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council’s website includes information and advice for the local community.

VISIT THE HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL WEBSITE

Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable

A new helpline is now available to provide information and advice, as well as practical support to frail or vulnerable Hampshire residents who need urgent assistance with essential food or household supplies, collection of medication, or who are at risk of loneliness.

0333 370 4000

VISIT THE HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL WEBSITE

Hart District Coucnil

Hart District Council

Hart District Council’s website includes information and advice for the local community.

VISIT THE HART DISTRICT COUNCIL WEBSITE

Ranil Jayawardena MP for Fleet

Our local MP

Our local MP,  Ranil Jayawardena, has a specific page on his website with links to support for businesses and individuals, as well as information on school exams and how you can volunteer to support. 

Read more here

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