Funding is now available for to help support local voluntary and community organisations that are helping vulnerable people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants of up to £5,000 are now available to ease the immediate difficulties communities are facing and to support their recovery over the coming weeks and months.Litton Cheney Parish Council is eligible to apply for grants so, if your organisation is in need of support, please contact the Parish Clerk at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Health update on COVID-19 cases in DorsetThis week, an amber alert has been issued through the Dorset COVID-19 Health Protection Board due to the rising number of cases in the area.Following the national announcement on local COVID alert levels earlier this week, both Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council areas are currently placed in the medium category (tier 1). Between 4 and 10 October, there were 182 confirmed positive cases in the Dorset Council area.
What to do if you feel unwell, or live with someone who is unwellGet a test now and don't leave home for at least 10 days if you have either:•A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back•A new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly•Loss or change in sense or smell or tasteYou could be fined if you do not stay at home and self-isolate following a positive test for COVID-19 You can find more information and advice about COVID-19 on the NHS website. The page is being updated regularly and is the best place to go for the latest health information.
Financial help may be available if you cannot work from homePeople in England are now required by law to self-isolate if they receive a positive COVID-19 test result or are told to by NHS Test and Trace. A £500 payment may be available if you are on a low income and you cannot work from home.