CORONAVIRUS


RULES FROM 2nd. DECEMBER 2020

Sets out the local restriction tier system that will be in place from Wednesday 2nd. December, including what you can and cannot do in each tier.

There will be 3 tiers for local restrictions: 

At present (27 November) Norfolk is expected to be in Tier 2

Tier 2: High alert

This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of  infections, where some additional restrictions need to be in place.

Click on the link to Tier 2 for full details


NOTE:The current national restriction rules are still in place until 2 December and must be followed until they expire.



NEW NATIONAL RESTRICTIONS CAME INTO FORCE ON
5 NOVEMBER 2020
These restrictions will expire on 2nd. December to be replaced by a new 3 tier system - see above.

What you can and cannot do in England from 5th November to 2nd December. - Detailed Government guidance. look here

See here a simplified document showing the restrictions in place.
The Government has said that these restrictions will come to an end on 2 December.
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West Norfolk Early Help  -  Covid-19 Round up.

Includes information for Carers, Self help and suicide,  get ready for school, Adult learning, New Befriending Service, and more.
See more about this Here

See the latest information about virus testing - Test and Trace Services - June 2020

Scam Alert – Test and trace scams – 8 June 2020

  Trading Standards are continuing to receive reports of online test and trace scams. Such SCAMS will ask you for your credit card details to pay the cost (£500) of the test kit that will be sent to you.
NOTE THAT THE NHS TEST AND TRACE SERVICE IS FREE

Please remember, genuine texts, calls or emails from the NHS service won’t ask you for any personal details upfront.

You’ll be given a unique ID number to log into the NHS Test and Trace website. The only official web address for the NHS Test and Trace service can be accessed via the following link: https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk/

Details of other SCAMS going the riounds at present may be seen here





Face coverings

Following recent updated guidance from the Government I want to provide you with an update of what we’re doing at First to keep you travelling safe.

From 15th June you must wear a face covering or mask on our buses
From Monday 15 June, anyone wishing to travel by bus must follow new government rules and wear a face covering or mask on board at all times. Please help our drivers and your fellow passengers by complying with this practical safety measure. A guide on how you can make a mask, can be found on our website.


Keeping you safe on board
This week we’re also rolling out a new, long-lasting sanitising treatment across our entire fleet, which kills Coronavirus on surfaces. The treatment is effective for 28 days, is environmentally-friendly, and is scientifically proven to be highly effective against Covid-19. It is the latest addition to our already enhanced cleaning regime. Our buses will be treated every 28 days with this “invisible shield”, which attracts and kills organisms and is the latest cleaning enhancement in addition to the daily disinfection of all customer touchpoints onboard.

Helping you travel with confidence
With social distancing measures in place on our buses there are fewer seats than normal available on each bus. To help you travel with confidence we have developed some new functionality in our Mobile App. You can now track your bus live on a map so you know exactly where it is and when it will get to your stop. What’s more, each bus now displays in real time how many empty seats there are to help you plan your journey. If you can buy tickets in advance on our app and avoid using cash it would be appreciated.
Download or update the app today

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Update:- May 12 2020
Latest information
What you can and cannot do
Government guidance


 April 27, 2020 

Community coronavirus testing -
in Norfolk and Waveney now available to “key workers” (and/or household members with symptoms). 

 

The NHS in Norfolk and Waveney is offering local coronavirus tests to key workers* such as teachers or food industry staff, to help them remain in work and continue to support their communities. This also applies to members of their household who may have coronavirus symptoms causing the key worker to self-isolate. 
Download this document from here
Testing will take place at three locations in Norfolk and Waveney:-

  • The Centrum centre, close to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH)
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn (QEHKL) 
  • The James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) in Gorleston. 

 

(See below if you would rather be tested at Ipswich, Stansted or Peterborough) 
 
To book using the Norfolk and Waveney service: 
People on the government key workers* list who need to be tested should ask their employer or line manager to register their organisation by emailing NorfolkRegistercovidtesting@nnuh.nhs.uk with their (employer) name, job title and contact number. The registration team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will then contact the employer to register their organisation so they their key workers can then book an appointment. The employer will be given a unique reference number and further instructions. 
All applications will be checked to make sure people are well enough to attend a testing centre, and eligible for a test in line with Public Health England guidance. 
People will receive their test results within 48 hours or less, either directly or via their employer’s occupational health service, together with initial advice about to what to do next.

 

Appointments at Ipswich, Stansted and Peterborough or other centres 
If you wish to be tested at any of the national drive-through testing centres, such as Ipswich, Stansted, Peterborough and elsewhere, then you must use the national booking service. For self-referrals, this is via https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk. 

 

Who are key workers? 
* Key workers include many people working in education, transport, many public services, energy, power and water/sewerage workers, and those working to provide, distribute or sell food. The precise definition is available on this government web page: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested#key-workers.


THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CONCERNING LOCAL ASPECTS OF CORONAVIRUS IS PROVIDED HERE FOR GUIDANCE.

HOWEVER, BE AWARE THAT IN A MOVING SITUATION IT IS UNLIKELY TO BE  COMPLETELY COMPREHENSIVE.


NHS' Information.

LATEST NHS ADVICE AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS  IS HERE
Government advice may be seen here

Latest information
What you can and cannot do - Government guidance look here

You can sign up to get e-mail messages whenever any government advice is changed -  here 

For information about local events that have been affected by the spread of the Coronavirus please see below -


Borough Council
virus information page is here
shows latest  information about Council services


 Borough Council letter to residents
 Gives information about support for the vulnerable,
Volunteering, Financial help available etc. look here

Public transport information.

Find the latest information about what public transport services are operating in your area. look here

The document offers links to the most up to date source of information; operators have been changing services at relatively short notice as they react to government guidance and the latest situation.

If, in Norfolk, you are having trouble accessing essential services or supplies please call 0344 800 8020.

Unfortunately most bus stop information on street will not be up to date.


News Alert – Online sales of ‘coronavirus testing kits’

8 April 2020

We have been made aware that individuals on social media are claiming to sell fake coronavirus (COVID-19) home testing kits.

This is both dangerous and illegal.

If you spot posts claiming to sell these items, you can report them via the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme website.



ALL VISITING TO QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL HAS BEEN SUSPENDED ACROSS ALL WARDS FROM
MIDDAY SATURDAY 14 MARCH
to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
17 March. see statement from the hospital with latest guidance  here
Hospital Helpline - 'phone
01553 214545 - 9am - 3pm - Mon - Friday


The VILLAGE HALL
All planned events/bookings at the
Village Hall have been cancelled


ALL CHURCH SERVICES IN THE BENEFICE ARE CANCELLED the The church has been closed.

Citizens Advice service
The office is closed but for advice call 03444 111444


 Waste and recycling bin collections

Should your waste or recycling bin not be emptied on the usual day, please leave it out as we will try to collect it within the following few days.

Garden waste (brown bin). Collections wghich had been suspended have been restored with effect from 6th. April.
Latest information is here


FIRST BUS
Information from First Bus about their services during the current Covid-19 crisis may be seen on the website - here