Category: Coronavirus

News, advice and information for Eastleigh residents during the coronavirus crisis.

Eastleigh volunteers sew scrubs for NHS workers

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‘It’s the Dunkirk spirit’ says group organiserA group of Eastleigh residents are putting their sewing skills to good use by producing home-made ‘scrubs’ – the vital protective clothing needed by frontline medical staff that are in short supply due to the coronavirus outbreak. ‘Eastleigh Scrub Hub’ is part of a national network of voluntary community…

Hospital erects marquee to triage coronavirus patients

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University Hospital Southampton outlines changes to emergency admissions during coronavirus outbreak The emergency department at University Hospital Southampton has been transformed as part of preparations to manage Coronavirus (COVID-19). All patients who self-present or are referred by their GP are now assessed in the marquee outside of the department. Patients of all ages with respiratory…

Mayor to serve second year

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Mayor and Deputy Mayor to serve second year after Mayor Making ceremony called off under coronavirus restrictions. The Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Darshan Mann and Deputy Mayor Cllr Cynthia Garton will both serve a second term in their respective roles until May 2021 in the light of the ongoing uncertainty over the Coronavirus crisis. The…

Council to hold virtual committee meetings

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Public participation might still be possibleEastleigh council say they will be moving committee meetings online after the Government temporarily removed the legal requirement for local authorities to hold public meetings in person during the coronavirus pandemic. Eastleigh Borough Council have cancelled all meetings scheduled for April but under new powers introduced today local authorities will…

‘Fines are a last resort but we will use them if we have to’

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Senior Hampshire Police Officer warns public that officers may take action if people break lockdown over Easter. Hampshire Constabulary have issued the following advice for the Easter Break: This weekend marks the beginning of the Easter holidays for families across Hampshire, and with it an upturn in weather is expected. Normally, the Easter holidays would…

Councils launch helpline for vulnerable local folk

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Local authorities across Hampshire, including the County Council and all the districts and boroughs, have joined forces with the county’s community and voluntary sector, to ensure vulnerable people are able to access the support they need during the coming weeks. From today, a new helpline is up and running for frail or vulnerable residents who…