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Coronavirus Advice & Information Hitchin

Coronavirus Advice & Information Hitchin

If you're looking for support or are able to help others during the Coronavirus situation in Hitchin, then we've rounded up a list of local support services & new community groups that have sprung up. We’ll be updating this page regularly with news of local groups, organisations and initiatives that are providing advice and assistance.

Updated Sunday 29th March 15:00

Lister Hospital (East & North Herts NHS Trust) have a dedicated information page for patients and visitors. If you’re planning to visit the hospital, please check before doing so:

NHS Advice

Local Support Groups

A local Covid-19 Mutual Aid Facebook group (Hitchin Helpers) has being set up by local residents in order to help others in the community who need help with shopping, prescriptions or just need someone to talk to during this period of uncertainty and self-isolation. Visit


East & North Herts Hospital Charity

Keech Hospice Care

Garden House Hospice

North Hertfordshire District Council

Disruption to Services

Information & Advice

Help & Support for Residents

Hertfordshire County Council


Age UK Hertfordshire have released information about how you can support your elderly neighbours and volunteer locally as the crisis unfolds:


Hitchin Railway Station

Arriva Buses


The Department of Work & Pensions has advice on sickness and disability benefits, as well as guidance for employers and businesses

Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce

Our Hitchin

Hitchin Rainbow Trail

Let's make Hitchin as bright and colourful as possible and give purpose and interest to our walks with our little ones over the coming weeks as we socially distance ourselves. A group to share our beautiful creations and rainbows found on our mini-adventures whilst we are still allowed to go out!

Feed Up Warm Up

Every Tuesday in Stevenage & Wednesday in Hitchin we will be providing hot food, food parcels, warm clothes, a haircut, foot-care, sanitary items AA & NA guidance, and counselling for the less fortunate people of North Hertfordshire.

If you’re a local group, organisation or initiative that are doing something to help out in the current situation or if you think there’s some information that needs to be included on this page, please email details to


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