The UK Government have announced new lockdown restrictions to come into force at 00:01 on Thursday 5 November.
Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available can be found here.
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms. Further information about national guidance and support can be found at gov.uk/coronavirus
Information about coronavirus is available in many different languages here: Doctors Of The World
An easy to read guide to coronavirus is available here: mencap.org.uk
The charity SignHealth is committed to making sure coronavirus information is available in British Sign Language.
As with any virus, such as the common cold or flu, the best way to protect yourself and those around you is to practise good hygiene. Make sure that you:
Further to the UK Government announcement of an extension to the Job Retention Scheme in support of new national restrictions that come into force on Thursday 5 November, more information with regards to the scheme can be found here.
Could you take a short-term role in the NHS to help us fight COVID-19? The NHS is looking for:
Whether you want to return to the NHS, or change roles for a short-time, the NHS will train you and support you in this short-term role.
We've set up a local dedicated COVID-19 helpline and email for residents. Email Covidfirstname.lastname@example.org or call 01303 761116 to:
Kent County Council is publishing the latest case numbers for all of Kent's districts, including Folkestone & Hythe, on its website throughout the lockdown period: kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/health/coronavirus/cases-in-kent
Please note that reports about people not adhering to social distancing guidelines should be made online to Kent Police. Possible frauds or scams should also be reported to the police.