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Dover District Council
– 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
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:
for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot
reasonably do so from home
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
your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if
you are legally permitted to form one
medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including
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
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
(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
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.
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
For more information, including
latest information on National Lockdown 3 grants, please see our COVID
business grants update page.
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