Category: Coronavirus

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

Axing Freedom Day will ‘cost taxpayer a whole load extra money’

The MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford has slammed the government’s decision to keep entertainment venues social distancing for an extra five weeks. The MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford has criticised the government’s decision to keep entertainment venues social distancing for an extra five weeks. The move comes after Britain’s highest weekly covid figure…

Hedge End Choir ‘frustrated’ by new Covid guidance

Government says singing indoors is dangerous for amateurs but ok for professionalsMembers of a Hedge End Choir say they are disappointed and frustrated by new guidance issued by the government which prohibits amateur singers from performing or rehearsing indoors in groups of more than six while professional groups have been exempted from any restriction –…

West End Club renews friendships

West End Club renews friendships as lockdown eases Members and volunteers of the Brendoncare West End Friendship Club enjoyed a socially distanced walk as a way to celebrate their first face-to-face meeting in over a year. The walk, at part of May’s National Walking Month 2021, took place at Heath Grange, West End and seven…

Local Cancer Nurse tells of tough year

It’s been a tough year for nurses and to mark International Nurses Day (12 May) and European Cancer Nursing Day (18 May), Marianne Oswell, a Clinical Nurse Specialist – Metastatic Breast Cancer,  who is based at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester – has sent us a personal insight into what it’s been like on…

The Point Eastleigh hosts asymptomatic COVID test centre

Eastleigh is hosting one of Hampshire’s 11 community COVID test centres for people showing no symptoms of the virus. As part of the County-wide coronavirus response, Hampshire County Council asked Eastleigh Borough Council to set up and run an Asymptomatic COVID-19 Test Centre. Eastleigh’s is based at The Point theatre in Eastleigh town centre, which…

New coronavirus testing site in Southampton

A walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened at Woodley Road Car Park in Southampton, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for communities. Testing is only available for those either with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense…

Eastleigh volunteers sew scrubs for NHS workers

‘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

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…

Helping Eastleigh residents keep fit in lockdown

During the coronavirus lockdown Advice and other resources for residents staying at home during the coronavirus crisis, that focuses as much on mental wellbeing as physical health, has been developed by Eastleigh Borough Council. Eastleigh Borough Council have been working on ways to support residents during the coronavirus pandemic by offering advice on health and…