Coronavirus testing centre for workers set up at Alton Sports Centre

Residents around Alton who must leave home to work can take a coronavirus test at a new centre in the town.  Alton Sports Centre opened as a testing site on Wednesday 24 February, giving workers the chance to take regular tests for the virus.  The centre, the only such facility in East Hampshire, is one of 11 to be introduced across the county and will run for the next six weeks.   Arranged by appointment, the tests are aimed at…

Grant scheme extended to include self-employed taxi and private hire drivers

Self-employed taxi and private hire drivers licenced with East Hampshire District Council that live outside the district and have not been able to obtain a grant from the local authority they live in can apply now for an Additional Restrictions Grant. Some local rules will have excluded drivers that are licenced outside the area where…

Volunteer to help beat Covid 19 in Alton

Community First are working in partnership with the local authority to help stop the spread of Covid-19.  To do this we are excited to be recruiting volunteers for a variety of roles at Alton’s brand new testing site located in the Sports Centre. As a volunteer you will be helping ensure that essential workers can…

Free parking for vaccinations in East Hampshire

Residents who are asked to visit the vaccination centre in Petersfield Festival Hall to get their coronavirus vaccine will be able to park for free for the duration of their appointment thanks to East Hampshire District Council. The car park can be used on vaccination days while you are getting your jab or taking a…

COVID-19: Local Tracing Service

I wanted to ensure you receive early notification of the roll-out of this important local initiative in your district. The staggered launch of the Local Tracing Service for Hampshire started in December (established under the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Tracing Partnership) and the aim is to have all districts on board by the…

Top-up grants being issued

Businesses that qualify for local restrictions support grants for the current national lockdown, tier four restrictions in December or the November 2020 lockdown are now being automatically issued with top-up grants of up to £9,000. Over £3million in grants have been issued (Friday 22 January) to every eligible business that the council has issued a local restrictions…

COVID Winter Fuel Fund

Are you struggling to heat your home during Covid or do you haveutility bills you are worried that you cannot afford? Please call usso we can support you and help you access the Winter Fuel Fund.Details of your utility supplier and overall income will be neededbut we can explain all this when you call. Citizens…

Covid vaccinations

Action Fraud is warning the public to remain vigilant as criminals begin to take advantage of the roll out of the coronavirus vaccine to commit fraud. The vaccine is free of charge.The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password.The…

Southern Water information

“We would like to reassure customers that Southern Water will continue to provide  services – including emergency repairs – during lockdown. We have developed safe ways of working during the pandemic and we ask our customers to keep their distance from our frontline colleagues for the safety of both workers and customers, especially if we…