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News – Covid-19

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The information on this page is up to date at the time of publication.

Visiting the Town Council Office

From 5  November the Town Council office will be closed again.

Staff can be contacted by post, email or by telephone. Any members of the public wishing to hand in forms, documents, etc. can continue to do so by mail, by hand-posting through the letter box to the right of the main door and/or by email.

Following government advice, we have implemented a flexible working system allowing our colleagues to work remotely and continue to support you through these unprecedented times. Staff who are able to work from home will to continue to do so. Our officers are available for phone and video consolations.

As the safety of the Council’s employees, partners, clients, and visitors remains our overriding priority and  we are continually monitoring the situation closely and periodically update our guidance based on current recommendations from the UK Government, UK Public Health Bodies and World Health Organization (WHO)

The NHS, Government, Cumbria County Council and Eden District Council have produced the information below to help you, through the current coronavirus pandemic.

Use the  underlined links to view current advice

Number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases

Read the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK on GOV.UK

Tier Information

Read Local restriction tiers: what you need to know on GOV.UK

Useful Links

Read the Coronavirus outbreak FAQs about what you can and can’t do on GOV.UK

Read about Reducing transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) – what you can do to help on GOV.UK.

Read how to get a free NHS test today to check if you have coronavirus on GOV.UK.

Read about the testing sites in Cumbria on NHS website,

Read the latest information about coronavirus COVID-19 on the NHS website 

Read about testing and tracing for coronavirus on the NHS website 

Read Stay guidance for households with possible coronavirus COVID-19 on GOV.UK

Read Coronavirus (COVID-19): Accessing food and essential supplies on GOV.UK

Read Guidance for contacts of people with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person on GOV.UK

Help and Advice in Cumbria

Cumbria County Council, local NHS, Eden District Council and the community and voluntary sectors are making it easier for the Eden residents to find support, if they are struggling with the pressures caused by the pandemic please use the underlined links below as a short cut to websites that will provide you with more information:

Use this link to visit the dedicated pages on the County website

If you need help with finances use this link 

Residents requiring urgent with their current situation for whatever reason, are advised to call the County Council’s Support Helpline on 0800 783 1966 – Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

You can also email using the underlined link below:

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We want to ensure that everyone can access our information and we are working to improve our website. Please contact us if you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read or in an alternative format.

We will consider your request and respond to you in ten working days.