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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
@newanglialep and @angliahub for tweets with links to the latest Government guidance and updates.