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The Coronavirus Situation ...

To help Dersingham residents, the Parish Council is providing some advice and information on this page which may be useful in coping with the current public health situation. The most reliable advice will be found on websites run directly by the Government or by NHS England and you will find links to these futher down this page. Follow Government advice, wash your hands frequently and let's keep Dersingham fit and healthy!

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Useful Information and Advice ...

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A message from the Chairman

What a long, strange year we have had, it has been testing at times being asked to stay at home with no social contact for months on end, working from home, helping to educate children at home and adapting our lives in many other ways. However all of the hard work is now paying off with lockdown ending. Life will slowly return to some form of normality but we all need to remain vigilant and remember Hands, Face, Space. That is keep washing hands, wear masks when asked to do so and maintain social distancing (2 metres apart). It is important to have a vaccination when invited as this will help in the fight against future waves of the virus.

To repeat earlier messages, I would remind you that the Parish Council office remains closed to the public. If you need to contact our staff please either telephone or email.

Coral Shepherd
Chairman Dersingham Parish Council


Government Road Map

Here is an overview of the remaining steps in the Government Road Map.

Step 1: 29th March

Outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will also be allowed. The ‘stay at home’ rule will also end on 29 March, but many restrictions will remain in place.

Step 2: No earlier than 12th April

Step 2 will see the opening of non-essential retail, personal care premises and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups), as will most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues. Self-contained accommodation can reopen, and hospitality venues can serve people outdoors.

Step 3: No earlier than 17th May

The government will look to continue easing limits on seeing friends and family wherever possible, allowing people to decide on the appropriate level of risk for their circumstances. This means that most legal restrictions on meeting others outdoors will be lifted - although gatherings of over 30 people will remain illegal. Indoors, the Rule of 6 or 2 households will apply.

Step 4: No earlier than 19th July

The government hopes to be in a position to remove all legal limits on social contact. Before Step 4 begins, the government will complete a review of social distancing and other long-term measures that have been put in place to cut transmission.

Borough Council service impacts

All service impacts can be found here: Borough Council coronavirus page


Links to Government and NHS Advice on Coronavirus


Government advice on what you can and can't do The UK Government's Recovery Strategy Government advice on what to do if you have symptoms General Coronavirus advice from the NHS Government advice about Coronavirus and businesses


Other useful links


Government guidance on travel download the parking app for West Norfolk car parks Police Connect - Advice about Coronavirus frauds and scams Police & Crime Commissioner's website Advice about claiming Universal Credit Age UK Norfolk Ask Lily - Advice for senior citizens Equal Lives - Advice for those with disabilities Shelter - Help with housing and homelessness Norfolk Community Law Service Norfolk Citizens Advice Norfolk County Council Coronavirus information West Norfolk Borough Council Coronavirus information


Public transport links


Lynx Bus information West Norfolk community Transport National Express Stagecoach Buses Megabus Coach Services


Useful Telephone Numbers


Housing Benefits - 01553 616200, Option 2

Pest Control - Millennium Pest Control on 01553 344002

The Universal Credit - Enquiry Line on 0800 328 9344

The Growth Hub - The Growth Hub from the New Anglia LEP offers free, expert advice for any business in Norfolk and Suffolk and the advisers are able to signpost employers and employees to details of the new Government support schemes. They’re a valuable additional resource. Please call them on 0300 333 6536 or email

@newanglialep and @angliahub for tweets with links to the latest Government guidance and updates.