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Friday, 29 May 2020

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do - Updated 29th May 2020

To read the latest guidelines
please click HERE

Staying Safe Outside Your Home - Cabinet Office Guidance - Updated 29thMay 2020

It is your responsibility to adopt these principles wherever possible. The government is also using these principles as the basis of discussions with businesses, unions, local government and many other stakeholders, to agree how the principles should apply in different settings to make them safer.

All of us, as customers, visitors, employees or employers need to make changes to lower the risk of transmission of the virus. The government has consulted with its scientific advisers to establish the principles that will determine these changes.

To read the Guidance, please click HERE

Forces Communities Together

Funding for Creative Projects for Armed Forces Communities in Isolation

Grants of up to £10,000 for six-month projects beginning no later than mid-October 2020 are available to support creative and engaging projects, that can be delivered under social restrictions, for people from Armed Forces communities who are isolated as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

To be eligible, projects need to:

  • Provide a fun or engaging experience for people from the Armed Forces community or

  • Reduce isolation and encourage social interaction between people from Armed Forces communities and

  • Be delivered successfully while whatever social isolation measures the Government recommends are still in place.

The funding can pay for most things needed by the project, whether it’s people’s time, costs of delivering work online or buying/hiring equipment.

To be eligible, organisations must be a registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) and able to show that they have three or more unrelated Trustees/directors; a school; or an Armed Forces unit or base.

This is a single round programme funded through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund.

The applications deadline is noon on 30 June 2020.



Summer Reading Challenge - Launching on Friday 5th June to September

The nation's most popular reading challenge which engages over 700,000 children each summer launches in an all-new digital format this year due to Covid-19 and the ongoing social distancing measures in schools and public libraries.

The Summer Reading Challenge will run from June to September, launching on Friday 5 June with a virtual Let's Get Silly programme running from the Summer Reading Challenge's Facebook page.

Further information can be found

Cheshire West and Chester - Kerbside Garden Waste Collection To Resume Thursday 4th June

The fortnightly kerbside garden waste collection service will resume in west Cheshire on Thursday, 4 June http://cwac.co/nIjJx

Alcohol and coronavirus

Further information can be found

Neighbourhood Watch Week 2020

Further information can be found

National Trust Re-Opening

National Trust want to make it as easy as possible for you to visit the places you love, and enjoy the landscapes and nature we’ve all missed. We've already reopened more than 200 coast and countryside car parks. From 3 June, we’re opening a small number of gardens and parklands in England and Northern Ireland. To ensure the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities, we've reduced the number of people we can welcome at one time and you’ll need to book your visit in advance. 

Sadly, we can’t open everywhere at once, but we’re working hard to open more places as soon as possible. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what’s open, how to book and what to expect from your visit.

Further information can be found

Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers

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Public Health England - Coping with Heat & COVID-19

Further advice can be found