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Hythe and Lyminge

Volunteer with the Hythe & Lyminge Community Support Hub

Phone: 01303 269 602

Email: [email protected]

Post:
Age UK Hythe & Lyminge
Sanford House
Stade Street
Hythe
Kent CT21 6BD


Romney Marsh

Volunteer with the Romney Marsh Community Support Hub

Email: [email protected]

Post:
Romney Marsh Day Centre
Sunflower House
Rolfe Lane
New Romney
Kent TN28 8JR


Folkestone

Volunteer with the Folkestone Community Hub

Email: [email protected]

Post:
Folkestone Community Hub
Three Hills Sports Park

Cheriton Road
Folkestone
Kent CT19 5JU


NHS

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Folkestone and Hythe District Council

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Ashford Borough Council

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I need help

Hythe and Lyminge

Contact the Hythe Community Support Hub

Phone: 01303 269 602

Email: [email protected]


Folkestone

Contact the Folkestone Community Support Hub

Fill in the form below and email to [email protected]

Phone: 01303 316 186


Romney Marsh

Contact the Romney Marsh Community Support Hub

Phone: 01797 208 590

Email: [email protected]


The Folkestone Haven

The Folkestone Haven is a safe place for adult residents of the District in any form of mental health distress to come and be supported by a team of Recovery Workers.

Drop in without an appointment 365 days a year at 69 Sandgate Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2AF

  • Week day evenings from 18:00 to 23:00
  • Weekends and Bank Holidays from 12:00 to 23:00

Folkestone and Hythe District Council

Email [email protected] or call 01303 761 116


Health Advice
Business Advice
Travel Advice

COVID-19

Thanks to the excellent vaccine and booster programme, only a few restrictions are in still in place:

  • Face coverings are required in shops and on public transport.
  • Anyone that has come into contact of a suspected Omicron case is required to self-isolate for 10 days - including those fully vaccinated.

COVID vaccine rollout

The UK has successfully rolled out over 100 million vaccinations, including first, second, and booster doses. All those over 12 are now eligible for a vaccine, and It's incredibly important that, when you are offered the vaccine, you take it.

Local residents are currently being vaccinated at the Folca site in Folkestone and New Romney Pharmacy in Romney Marsh. Please be assured that there are more than enough vaccinations and appointments are being made available continually.


Check if you have symptoms

If you have symptoms, do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.


Apply for a coronavirus test

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of age, is now eligible for testing. You can either go to a testing site, or get a test delivered to your home.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Coronavirus Testing Call Centre on 0300 303 2713 for assistance (open 8am to 8pm).

Follow the link below to apply for a test:


Apply for a coronavirus test (key workers)

If you are an essential worker, or live with an essential worker, and have coronavirus symptoms, you should apply for a test via the GOV.UK portal.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Coronavirus Testing Call Centre on 0300 303 2713 for assistance (open 8am to 8pm).

Follow the link below to apply for a test:


Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible.

These 14 guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe.


Support for local businesses

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants.

Use the Government's business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.


HMRC help

If you run a business or are self-employed and are concerned about paying your tax due to coronavirus, you can call HMRC’s helpline on 0800 024 1222.


Read more at:
HMRC's tax helpline

Kent County Council

KCC has a dedicated business support line for coronavirus-related issues, delivered by the Kent & Medway Growth Hub.

Call 03333 602 300


Cyber security advice for moving your business online

More businesses are operating online due to the coronavirus. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published guidance for sole traders and SMEs on moving from the physical to the digital.


Travel Advice

The UK Government is operating a ‘traffic light’ system to advise of what actions you need to take when travelling abroad from England. This is an evolving system, and you should regularly consult the Foreign Office website prior to departure, and during your holiday.

All people aged 12 years and over must take a PCR or lateral flow test result before they travel to England from abroad. You must take the test in the 2 days before you travel to England. This is a legal requirement.


How to quarantine when you arrive in England

What you must do when you enter England from abroad depends on whether you’re fully vaccinated under an approved vaccination programme. Some people qualify for fully vaccinated rules for different reasons.


Booking and staying in a quarantine hotel when you arrive in England

You cannot travel to the UK if you’ve been in a red list country in the previous 10 days unless you:

  • are a British or Irish national
  • have residence rights in the UK

Children arriving in England from a red list country should not be travelling alone unless they are students in boarding school, higher education or further education (for more details, see ‘Other types of managed quarantine’ and ‘Unaccompanied minors’ below).


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