Last updated: 1 December 2020 at 4.30pm
This page provides you with the latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19). The government is making regular announcements in response to the ongoing outbreak.
Restrictions from Wednesday 2 December
As part of Hampshire County Council’s public health authority area, Basingstoke and Deane will be Tier 2: High alert from 00:01 on Wednesday 2 December.
This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, where some additional restrictions need to be in place.
Local COVID-19 data
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council continues to work closely with Hampshire County Council, Public Health England, the NHS and others to respond to further outbreaks of coronavirus.
Keep Hampshire Safe campaign
Keep Hampshire Safe is an information and communications campaign supports the delivery of Hampshire's Local Outbreak Control Plan.
To help control the virus and protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:
- wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
- cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
- make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household
If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.
- Coronavirus outbreak FAQs, what you can and can't do
- NHS advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), including what to do if you think you have it and how to reduce your chances of getting it
- Guidance on use of face coverings on public transport
- Find coronavirus help and support
Guidance in different languages
British Sign Language
The council's COVID-19 response
Our COVID-19 booklet gives a snapshot of the council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes an overview from the Leader and infographics showing figures about some of the things we did between Monday 16 March and Friday 31 July 2020.
All committee, Cabinet and Council meetings are now being held virtually and are live streamed on the council's website in the same way as they would normally be webcast to allow residents to watch the committee meetings live.
Find out more information on upcoming virtual council meetings.
Bin collection updates
Safe shopping guidance
Working with Basingstoke Voluntary Action and others, we are helping coordinate community support during the pandemic.
Council tax support
Following the government’s announcement of a new Hardship Fund to help vulnerable residents pay their council tax, we received further guidance on the measures and implemented some changes.
Do you know someone who is not online?
Can you help to share important information on how to receive help and support, as well as changes to our services during the COVID-19 outbreak?
If you know someone who is not online like a neighbour, friend or family member, we would greatly appreciate your help to pass on important information. Find our printable newsletter on important COVID-19.
Advice, support and guidance for businesses
The government has put in place a number of measures to support businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have a webpage with advice and support for businesses