The Office of the PCC is working alongside partners in Surrey to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A national lockdown is in place meaning every person should stay at home except for essential travel for work, childcare, medical reasons or essential shopping
On the 22 February, The Government announced the future easing of restrictions under a new ‘roadmap’ that includes the opening of schools in England and Wales from 08 March.
- 08 March – Schools will be allowed to open, and to continue outdoor activities after school. Recreation as well as exercise will also be allowed between two individuals in a public space. Care homes will be allowed one regular visitor.
- 29 March – Outdoor gatherings between two households, or up to six people will be allowed, including meeting in private gardens and travelling outside of your local area. Organised sports and outdoor sport venues will be allowed to continue.
- No earlier than 12 April – Further easing is hoped to allow the reopening of non-essential retail, community centres and gyms, and to allow outside eating and drinking at pubs and restaurants.
Further easing of restrictions have been outlined for May, to be followed by the proposed easing of remaining restrictions on social contact by 21 June 2021.
Dates for each stage of the roadmap are dependent on progress to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in England and Wales.
It is important that every person continues to follow social distancing, face covering and personal hygiene measures at home, in public and at work.
For information, see the NHS online pages.
PCC Coronavirus Support Fund
In March, the Office of the PCC launched a Coronavirus Support Fund that has committed over £430,000 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.
Support in Surrey
Non-medical advice and support is available for those affected affected by and worried about Covid-19. Visit the Surrey County Council Coronavirus pages or call the Community Helpline on 0300 200 1008.
- Your Sanctuary Domestic Abuse helpline 01483 776822
Every day 9am-9pm or visit https://www.yoursanctuary.org.uk/
- Mental Health Crisis Helpline 0800 915 4644 (24hrs)
(NHS Surrey and Borders Partnership)
- Report scams to Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 or online at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
- Contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 1133
- Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care 24hr helpline 0808 802 5000
or online at https://sdac-helpline.co.uk/