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 National Lockdown: Stay at Home

  

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Dover District Council 

Coronavirus Update – 15 January

With national lockdown in place, it’s vital we follow all the latest restrictions to tackle the virus. DDC continues to work hard to provide key services and keep communities informed. For information on DDC services, please see www.dover.gov.uk

For all the latest information on restrictions, please see the GOV.UK website. Remember stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.

National lockdown

We remain under national lockdown. You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:

  • Shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • Go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • Exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area
  • Meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • Seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • Attend education or childcare - for those eligible.

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local - unless it is necessary to go further, for example to go to work. Stay local means stay in the village, town, or part of the city where you live.

For full details, please see the Government guidance.

Asymptomatic testing

Rapid-result coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for people who don’t have symptoms has started in Kent – sites for asymptomatic testing in Kent include the Dover Discovery Centre, accessible via York Street, (CT16 1PH). Please book a test online first.

For more information, please see KCC Press Release.

Vaccination update

The Covid-19 vaccination programme for GP practices in three Primary Care Networks in Dover District, (Total Health Excellence Dover PCN, Dover Town PCN, and the Deal and Sandwich PCN), starts this week. Vaccinations are taking place at the Dover Health Centre, Maison Dieu Road, Dover, CT16 1RH.  Vaccinations will be by appointment only.

Vaccinations for Ash Surgery are being provided from Minster Surgery, Thanet. 

All vaccinations are arranged in advance through invitation based on the national priority groups. Please wait to be contacted for when you can get the vaccine. 

Kent Police

Kent Police say that officers issued thirty fines across the county last weekend, which included breaches at the ports, people failing to isolate, gatherings outside and indoors and unnecessary trips into the county.

Assistant Chief Constable Claire Nix said: 'The vast majority of Kent residents continue to do the right thing and are following the rules, helping to protect the NHS and ultimately save lives.

'Unfortunately, there are still some people who think it is acceptable to throw parties, gather outside in large numbers or commit other serious breaches of Covid-19 regulations … Anyone who flagrantly or repeatedly breaks the rules at a time when there is so much pressure on Kent’s health services should be left in no doubt that action will be taken against them.’

For more information, please see the Kent Police Press Release.

Business grants

Thousands of grants have been paid to businesses across the district for the Government’s Covid-19 financial support schemes. We are working hard to make sure more is on its way and applications are processed as quickly as possible. For more information, please see our business page.

Keep up-to-date

During the pandemic, we're keeping all our social media channels updated with the latest news and advice, so please keep following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


 

Lockdown 3 business

KCC Webinar: Lockdown 3 rules for business (14 January 1-2pm)

Join the live webinar on Thursday 14 January from 1-2pm.

Representatives from Kent County Council Trading Standards, Environmental Health, the Kent Resilience Forum Enforcement Cell, and the Kent & Medway Growth Hub will answer your questions on the new lockdown rules and how it will impact your business.

To sign up, visit: https://bit.ly/2XBCA8d

You will have the opportunity to ask questions on the following:

  • Which businesses can and can’t open
  • Responsibilities of open business
  • How to work safely during the coronavirus pandemi
  • Funding available for businesses.

If you are unable to make this time, sign-up, submit your question and receive a link to the recording once complete: http://bit.ly/2XBCA8d


 

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Dover District Council

Coronavirus Update – 08 January

 

With national lockdown in place again, it’s vital we follow all the latest restrictions to tackle the virus. DDC continues to work hard to provide key services, and to keep communities informed. For information on DDC services, please see www.dover.gov.uk

For all the latest information on restrictions, please see the GOV.UK website.  

National lockdown

This week, the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown and instructed people to stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives. 

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave home to:

  • Shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • Go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • Exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area
  • Meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • Seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • Attend education or childcare - for those eligible.

All primary schools, secondary schools and colleges have moved to remote learning, except for the children of key workers and vulnerable children. Early years settings such as nurseries, alternative provision and special schools remain open and vulnerable children and children of critical workers can continue to use registered childcare, childminders and other childcare activities.

The government is also advising the clinically extremely vulnerable to begin shielding again.

All non-essential retail, hospitality and personal care services must close, or remain closed. Restaurants can continue delivery, takeaway or click-and-collect of food and non-alcoholic drinks, but venues will no longer be able to serve takeaway or click-and-collect alcohol.

Essential shops and garden centres can remain open. Entertainment venues and animal attractions such as zoos must close, but the outdoor areas of venues such as heritage homes and botanical gardens can remain open, to be used for exercise. Playgrounds may also remain open.

Places of worship can also remain open, but you may only visit with your household.

Indoor and outdoor sports facilities including sports courts, gyms, golf courses, swimming pools, and riding arenas must also close. Elite sport and disabled sport can continue, as can PE lessons for those children attending school.

The restrictions came into effect on Tuesday 5 January, and are expected to last until the middle of February if the situation in hospitals improve.

For more information, please see the GOV.UK website, or see the Government Press Release.

Asymptomatic testing

Rapid-result coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for people who don’t have symptoms has started in Kent, including a testing centre at the Dover Discovery Centre, York Street, Dover, CT16 1PH.

Anyone who does NOT have symptoms and lives or works in Kent can book a test.

For more information, please see KCC Press Release.

Vaccination update

The Covid-19 vaccination programme for GP practices in the Dover District starts on Monday, 11 January. This is for GP practices in three Primary Care Networks (PCN): Total Health Excellence Dover PCN, Dover Town PCN, and the Deal and Sandwich PCN. 

This covers the following GP practices: Aylesham Medical Practice; Balmoral Surgery, Walmer; Buckland Medical Practice, Dover; High Street Surgery, Dover; Lydden Surgery; Manor Road Surgery, Deal; Pencester Surgery, Dover; Peter Street Surgery, Dover; St James' Surgery, Dover; St Richard's Road Surgery, Deal; Sandwich Medical Practice; The Cedars Surgery, Walmer; White Cliffs Medical Centre, Dover.

All vaccinations will be administered at the Dover Health Centre, Maison Dieu Road, Dover, CT16 1RH.  Vaccinations will be by appointment only – there are no walk-in services available.

Vaccinations for Ash Surgery are being provided from Minster Surgery, Thanet. 

All vaccinations are arranged in advance through invitation based on the national priority groups. Please wait to be contacted for when you can get the vaccine. 

For further details, please see the DDC website or visit the Kent and Medway CCG Covid-19 vaccination webpage.  

Business grants

Thousands of grants have been paid to businesses across the district for the Government’s Covid-19 financial support schemes.

We are working hard to make sure more is on its way and applications are processed as quickly as possible.

For more information, including latest information on National Lockdown 3 grants, please see our COVID business grants update page.

Keep up-to-date

During the coronavirus pandemic, we're keeping all our social media channels updated with the latest news and advice, so please keep following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

Dover District Council provides a range of help and information for our most vulnerable residents; including details on how to register for further support - or for help and advice, please contact us at covid19@dover.gov.uk or call 01304 821199 (option 8).

 For more information, please visit www.dover.gov.uk/Community/Coronavirus-help-for-the-community.aspx which 


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Deal High Street - Road Closure to help social distancing - Extended to 6th February 2021

 

Deal High Street is closed to traffic between Stanhope Road and Union Road between 10am and 2pm, on Saturdays, from 15 August to 17 October 2020.

This has now been extended to the 6th February 2021. 

This is to enable visitors to the High Street to maintain social distancing at the busiest time of the week.

All the measures taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the High Street have been made possible thanks to the funds obtained by Dover District Council from the Government’s Recovering High Streets Safely Fund.

Traffic will still be able to flow between West Street and Beach Street along Stanhope Road, High Street and King Street, although drivers are being asked to be aware that there may be pedestrians in the road along the High Street and to be patient.

 

Your Questions Answered

Will Emergency Vehicles have access?

Yes

 

Will mobility scooters be allowed in the area of the High Street closed to traffic?

 Yes

 

What will happen to the bus?

The bus scheduled service - currently a single bus at 12:20pm  is being re-routed.

 

Will the market move into the High Street?

No. The market will remain in Union Road Car Park

 

Will the High Street closure area be expanded?

There are no plans at this time to extend the High Street closure area. We will survey shops, residents, drivers and shoppers to understand the impact of this ten week closure.

 

What if I’m parked in a High Street parking bay before the road closure?

The High Street parking bays will be suspended at 9.30am and drivers will be requested to remove their vehicles before the road closure comes into force at 10am. Notices are in place.

 

I’m a Blue Badge holder, will I have vehicle access to the closed section of the High Street and can I park in that part of High Street?

Not between 10am and 2pm on a Saturday.

 

My business is in the closed section of the High Street, can I get deliveries on a Saturday?

Yes you can, before 10am and after 2pm

 

My business is in the closed section of the High Street, can my customers collect items on a Saturday?

Yes they can, before 10am and after 2pm

 

How much is this costing Deal Town Council, Dover District Council and Kent County Council?

All the expenses incurred by the Councils through this scheme are part of the COVID-19 social distancing measures and are reclaimable from the Government’s Recovering the High Street Safely Fund

 

I live in the closed section of the High Street, can I drive to or from my home on a Saturday?

Yes you can, before 10am and after 2pm

 

What will happen in the car parks, will they be open?

Yes, the car parks are open and completely unaffected by this road closure.

 

Will there be anyone monitoring the road closure?

Yes, there will be Information Officers in the High Street on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm