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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:

http://www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk/news/latest-nhs-information-on-coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS Advice

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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 http://www.facebook.com/groups/2483725248557952/?fref=nf

Fundraising

East & North Herts Hospital Charity http://www.enhhcharity.org.uk/donate/hereforeachother/15/credit-card

Keech Hospice Care

http://www.keech.org.uk/donate

Garden House Hospice

http://www.ghhospicecare.org.uk/support-us/donate

North Hertfordshire District Council

Disruption to Services

http://www.north-herts.gov.uk/home/emergency-planning/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-disruption-services

Information & Advice

http://www.north-herts.gov.uk/home/emergency-planning/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-information-and-advice

Help & Support for Residents

http://www.north-herts.gov.uk/home/emergency-planning/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-help-and-support-residents

Hertfordshire County Council

http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/about-the-council/news/news-archive/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions

 

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

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/hertfordshire/

TRAVEL

Hitchin Railway Station

http://www.greatnorthernrail.com/travel-information/plan-your-journey/station-information/stations/hitchin

Arriva Buses

http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/herts-and-essex/updates/

SUPPORT FOR LOCAL BUSINESS

The Department of Work & Pensions has advice on sickness and disability benefits, as well as guidance for employers and businesses http://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-support-for-employees-benefit-claimants-and-businesses

Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce

http://www.hertschamber.com/

Our Hitchin

http://www.hitchinherts.com/

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!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/243509766689903/about/

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.

http://www.facebook.com/pg/feedupwarmup/about/?ref=page_internal

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 hitchin@localnewsie.co.uk

 

Get Involved! To share Hitchin news & events, email details with a link to more information and any imagery to hitchin@localnewsie.co.uk or hashtag your pictures and stories with #Hitchin on social networks so we can locate them!








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