HCC Covid-19 Update April 2020

HCC Covid-19 UpdateHCC Covid-19 Update April 2020 

Public Health – Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Hampshire County Council continues to keep a close watch on the Coronavirus outbreak with processes in place to respond.  The County Council is also working with Hampshire’s Voluntary and Community Sector to assist with support needs for vulnerable residents (see below).

Hampshire residents can stay up to date with the latest Government advice, information and guidance on www.hants.gov.uk/coronavirus

New Helpline

A new helpline is up and running for frail or vulnerable residents who do not have support from families, friends or their local community, and who need urgent assistance with essential food or household supplies, collection of medication, or who are at risk of loneliness.

The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable – can be contacted on 0333 370 4000. The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am-5pm.

If you need urgent food supplies, you can expect to receive a food box, typically containing:

  • Pasta
  • Cereal
  • Soup
  • UHT milk
  • Long life orange juice
  • Bread
  • Apples
  • Biscuits
  • Essential personal items eg soap, toothpaste etc

Key Workers during the Easter Holidays

Council officers will be on hand to help parents who are critical workers and are having difficulty accessing school-aged childcare over the Easter holiday.  These parents should email  or, for pre-school care, email the Services for Young Children Team at  and include full contact details so that parents and carers can be assisted as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Cllr Jan Warwick
Hampshire County Councillor
Winchester Downlands