Coronavirus

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The Office of the PCC is working alongside local authorities and services to respond to Covid-19 across Surrey.

Current guidance

LATEST UPDATE: The UK is experiencing  an increase to a second ‘peak’ in Coronavirus cases. The Government is expected to announce new restrictions that may include changes to the current guidance on businesses and social contact.

Current law includes a ban on gatherings of more than six people, indoors and outside. Schools have reopened with safety measures in place: If you’re child is over 12, they must wear a face covering in corridors and other areas identified by your education provider.

Social distancing measures remain in place. You must keep at least one metre distance (3ft) from others at all times. Unlawful gathering and/or failure to cover your face where required are offences that may result in a warning or fixed penalty notice (FPN) up to £10,000: 

  • Face coverings are mandatory in supermarkets, shops and enclosed spaces, and on public transport. Children under the age of 12 and individuals with reasonable medical grounds are not required to wear a face covering;
  • Individuals may meet in a group of up to six people from different households outside or in a garden. Two households in England may also meet indoors and stay overnight, as long as they follow rules on social distancing;
  • Single adults living alone, single parents whose children are under 18 and those categorised as vulnerable may form a support bubble. Rules on those who are shielding can be found HERE.

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.

  • Mental Health Crisis Helpline 0800 915 4644 (24hrs)
    (NHS Surrey and Borders Partnership)

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.

READ MORE.

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

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For information, see the NHS online pages.

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