Covid-19 Bulletin #26

Covid-19 Bulletin

 

National

The Government is to offer antibody tests to health and social care staff and patients in England from next week 

The Government extended the offer of indefinite leave to remain, free of charge, to the families and dependants of NHS support staff and social care workers

Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from 26 May

An extra fund of £37 million has been announced to support low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services

The Government has issued information on this year’s bathing season (15 May- 30 September) and has confirmed that people can swim in lakes and the sea. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is urging people taking part in sea-based activities to ensure they are safe and protected. 

 

Local

The trial of a new rapid coronavirus test has been launched in Hampshire

Hampshire County Council has announced that the opening hours at all Household Waste Recycling Centres will be extended to 6pm from Saturday 23 May

The County Council is mobilising teams to ensure that the network of Rights of Way paths remain open to communities, through the Priority Cutting Lists (PCL) programme. For more information, please contact: north.access@hants.gov.uk.

 

Good to know

There is up-dated advice for people looking after animals during the pandemic