I want to help

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


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

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance from people not in your household (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.


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.


Should my business remain closed, or can I re-open?

The guidance below lists businesses that can re-open, and those that must remain closed.


Can my child go back to school, and am I a key worker?

The Government encourages all eligible children to attend school (where there are no shielding concerns for the child or their household), even if parents are able to keep their children at home:

  • all children in nursery
  • reception
  • year 1
  • year 6
  • year 10
  • year 12
  • 16-19 learners in the first year of their course who are due to take key exams next year
  • as well as priority groups.

Children of critical workers, and vulnerable children who are already eligible, will continue to be offered a place, regardless of the year group they are in. You can find the full guidance on if you are a key worker below:


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.


Support for self-employed

You can claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months’ worth of profits, and capped at £7,500 in total.


Apply for the Future Fund

The Government has launched a Future Fund to support continued growth and innovation in sectors as diverse as technology, life sciences and the creative industries.

Subject to eligibility, the Fund can issue convertible loans between £125,000 to £5 million to innovative companies, subject to at least equal match funding from private investors.


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 Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises British people against all non-essential travel worldwide. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.


Countries and territories exempt from advice against 'all but essential' international travel

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have published a list of countries that have been assessed as no longer presenting an unacceptably high risk to British people travelling abroad.


Travel corridors

Coronavirus regulations mean that you must self-isolate for 14 days if you return to the UK from a country outside the common travel area.

The government is satisfied that it is now safe to ease these measures in England and has introduced travel corridor exemptions for some countries and territories.

You can find the full list of travel corridors below:


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