Coronavirus

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The Office of the PCC is working alongside local authorities and services to inform and communicate the response to Covid-19 across the community, including working with Surrey Police and other agencies to provide additional support for victims and other vulnerable individuals.

Current guidance

LATEST UPDATE: Face coverings are now mandatory in supermarkets and shops, as well as on public transport.

Children under the age of 11 and some individuals with reasonable medical grounds do not have to wear a face covering.

Covid-19 restrictions have been eased to allow individuals to meet in a group of up to six people from different households outside or in a garden, and to allow the reopening of shops and some businesses. Playgrounds, pubs and restaurants were permitted to reopen on the 4th July but are likely to have in place stringent guards against the virus, including limiting numbers of customers.

Single adults living alone, single parents whose children are under 18 and those categorised as extremely vulnerable may a support bubble with one other household. New rules on those who are shielding can be found HERE.

Social distancing measures remain in place. You must keep at least one metre distance (3ft) from others at all times. Two households in England may also meet indoors and stay overnight, while following these rules.

The Surrey Police and Government responses to Covid-19 can be found using the links below:

The following guidance remains in place to reduce pressure on the NHS, and avoid an increase in cases of Covid-19:
  • Continue to work from home if able to do so. If you are returning to work, you must follow detailed employer plans put in place to mitigate the risk of infection
  • You must wear a face covering on public transport, shops, supermarkets, and shopping centres. Consider also wearing a face covering in places where social distancing may be difficult, such as in other busy or small spaces

Support in Surrey

Non-medical advice and support is available for those affected affected by and worried about Coronavirus, including help with deliveries, accessing medicines or tackling loneliness. Visit the Surrey County Council Coronavirus pages for more information or call the Community Helpline on 0300 200 1008 (8am-6pm weekdays, 10-12pm weekend).

If you experience symptoms of coronavirus, limit all contact with others for at least seven days. Do not go to a GP, Pharmacy or hospital.

For more information, see the NHS online pages.

In March, the Office of the PCC launched a Coronavirus Support Fund that has committed over £300,000 in additional funding to services helping those affected by domestic abuse, homelessness and substance abuse  – ensuring support is still there for those that desperately need it.

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