Valuable advice from Surrey County council plus helpline addresses and phone numbers
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- Our Garden Waste collections will be suspended from Monday 30 March so we can focus on priority household waste collections, which are currently continuing as usual. For the latest updates about council services visit ➡️ http://orlo.uk/KU1RB
- Information for residents whose income has reduced and need to defer council tax payments or apply for Council Tax Reduction, has been updated – please visit http://orlo.uk/XYHCW
The above link should download a pdf file. There is quite a lot to read. Note that Emergency Aid Packages are now being sent to extremely vulnerable families.
This is the latest from the RBBC website. Further, I understand that an announcement that parks are to close is imminent.
Services that are closed
- Our three leisure centres – Horley, Tadworth and Donyngs, Redhill – are closed from Friday 20 March following latest government advice.
- The Harlequin Theatre has closed until further notice.
- Community Centres at Banstead, Horley and Woodhatch have been closed by the current operator, Staywell.
- Committee meetings – currently committee meetings have been cancelled but new legislation could mean councillors attend committees remotely.
- Events – we have had to cancel a number of the Council’s key events, including ‘Star for a Night’ and the ‘Festival of Sport’.
- Mayoral engagements have been cancelled until further notice.
The government stipulates that extremely vulnerable people should self-isolate for 12 weeks. This list shows who is classed as extremely vulnerable:
People falling into this extremely vulnerable group include:
- Solid organ transplant recipients
- People with specific cancers:
- people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer
- people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
- people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
- people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
- people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
- People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD.
- People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell).
- People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.
- Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.
Do you need help?
Do you know of anyone who needs help?
Could you offer practical help to someone who is isolated by the virus?
Please contact your residents’ association on