Covid-19 News and Information
for Husbands Bosworth Parish
Parish Council Office and Contacts
The Parish Office at 2a Mowsley Road is now closed until further notice.
The Clerk can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01858 881109.
Registering for Support - for vulnerable people
The County Council's Customer Service Centre will be the single contact point for all people in Leicestershire who may need to seek support due to vulnerability.
To register to access support for things such as collection of prescription medication, transport to and from medical appointments, and collection of groceries and household supplies people should:
- Follow the link in your letter or text message from the Government where you were advised that you or someone in your household has been identified as being at risk (if one has been received)
If you have not received a letter or text message with a support registration link, but you consider yourself or your family to be vulnerable (for example: older people; socially isolated people; vulnerable families; others who consider themselves to be vulnerable):
- Call Leicestershire County Council's Customer Service Centre on 0116 305 0002 (Monday - Thursday, 8.30am – 5pm, Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm
For medical advice please use the 111 online service or, where this is not possible, dial 111.
In a medical emergency please dial 999.
Husbands Bosworth Volunteer Network 'Helping Hands'
For anyone who requires help with posting mail, internet help or just a friendly chat on the phone, and for those who do not fall into the At Risk or Vulnerable categories who may need help with collecting shopping or prescriptions during self-isolation.
Call or text one of these numbers and the Helping Hands network will try to assist you:
Husbands Bosworth Village Facilities
Play Areas: the Play Area and Skate Park in Husbands Bosworth were closed from Midnight on 23rd March But we are pleased to announce that they have now re-opened.
Playing Field: The playing field remains open for daily exercise. Please be sure to use hand sanitiser after opening and closing the gate, and remain at least 2m from any person who is not resident in your own household.
Millennium Pavilion: The Pavilion has been closed until further notice.
Allotments: The allotments remain open as they are classified as a source of exercise and a source of food.
Please note that there is no running water on-site. Please DO NOT wash hands in the water troughs.
Please be sure to use hand sanitiser after opening and closing the gate, and remain at least 2m from any person who is not resident in your own household.
District and County Facilities
Recycling and Household Waste sites
Kibworth Site closed until further notice
Market Harborough Site has re-opened on an appointment only basis for the following types of waste:
- Garden waste
- Wood and chipboard
- Non-recyclable household waste e.g. black bags or items that don't fit in your wheelie bin
- Hardcore and soil (charges apply – card payments only, taken contactless on site)
- Plasterboard (charges apply – card payments only, taken contactless on site)
There will be a restriction on the number of visits to the sites, only one booking will be allowed over a 14-day period.
The Leicestershire County Council website explains:
You must book an appointment if you need to visit a site. Do not turn up without an appointment as you will be turned away.
The online booking form requires you to log in with a Leicestershire County Council 'Self' account. If you have a 'Self' account, bookings can be made here.
If you don't have an email address and would like to book an appointment, please call the Customer Service Centre on 0116 305 0001.
Please beware that call waiting times might be longer than usual as we deal with a higher number of calls during this time. You will not receive a priority booking if you call, appointments are offered on a first come, first serve basis no matter whether you call or book online.
For more information, please visit: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling/book-a-waste-site-appointment
Car parks now open, with social distancing signage in place.
"People who are able to access our parks are welcome to visit as part of their daily exercise but we are asking that social distancing guidelines are followed at all times, staying two metres apart from others and keeping dogs on leads.
Following the latest Government announcement, car parks are now open. However, playgrounds, toilets, cafes and other visitor facilities are closed and will remain closed until further notice.
Our number one priority is to keeping people safe. To help ensure this, we are reducing our capacity in car parks, installing additional signage and increasing the presence of wardens and rangers on site. Ticket machines are regularly sanitised but we ask that you use contactless payment where possible and follow Government hygiene recommendations - using gloves for shared surfaces e.g ticket machines and regularly sanitising hands.
Our car parks will close when they are 80% full. This is to give you more space to park away from other cars. At busy times we expect this may make entering and exiting our car parks slower so we ask that you please be patient if this happens."
For more information, visit:
Libraries in Leicestershire: Closed until further notice
How long will my library be closed? At the current time it is not possible for us to say how long our libraries will be closed.
Please look on our website www.leicestershire.gov.uk/libraries for updates or follow us on social media:
Facebook – facebook.com/yourlibrary
Twitter - @leicslibraries.
Are the Community Managed Libraries closed? All Community Managed Libraries have now closed, please check their websites for updates.
How do I return my books and other items? Please do not try to return your items to the library.All loans have been extended until 4 July 2020 and no overdue fines will be charged between 17th March 2020 – 4 July 2020. We will review this date and extend it as necessary should libraries remain closed.
How do I renew my books and other items? There is no need to renew your library items as all items will now not be due back to the library until 4 July 2020. We will review this date and extend it as necessary should libraries remain closed. You can renew your loans online if you wish on our website www.leicestershire.gov.uk/libraries
Will I have to pay extra for audiobooks, playaways or DVDs that I have out on loan? No, any additional charges for these items will be waived when they are returned.
Can I still put a hold / request any library items? No, as all libraries are closed we cannot access the stock so unfortunately no requests will be processed until libraries reopen.
How do I collect an item I have already put a hold on? Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide access to items that customers have already put on hold. We will keep these for you and you will be able to pick them up when libraries reopen. You can cancel your holds online if you wish.
Ebooks, Eaudiobooks, Emagazines and Enewspapers. Leicestershire libraries offer a wide range of resources available to download onto your smartphone, Mac, PC, laptop, tablet or e-reader.
Please go to our website to get more information on how to use this service www.leicestershire.gov.uk/libraries
If your query has not been covered by these FAQs, please contact us on 0116 305 2695 or email us at email@example.com
All ceremonies (including weddings) remain suspended at this time.
Registrations of births are currently suspended but there are special provisions in place so that you can put in a claim for a child benefit and any tax credits without registering the birth.
From 30 March 2020 registrations of deaths will move to a telephone basis. Your doctor or hospital will send the medical certificate to the registration service electronically and we will contact you to make a telephone appointment, complete the registration and issue the green form for burial or cremation electronically. Death certificates will be posted to you and you will be asked to make payment for these on the telephone at the time of registration.
For more information please see: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/registrars/registration-services-and-coronavirus-updates
Sure Start and Children's Centres
All Children and family wellbeing centres are now closed until further notice.
All Leicestershire museums and heritages sites are closed until further notice.
Park and Ride
All Park and Ride services have been suspended until further notice.
Additional support and Information
Mental Health Support from Bower House
Bower House situated in Market Harborough is offering counselling to anyone who needs support with their mental health during the Covid-19 crisis. Their services cover a 10 mile radius from Market Harborough.
Although the Bower House is a Christian charity, those with any or no faith are welcome to access the service.
Bower House will take calls on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 4pm and Thursdays from 2pm to 8pm;
Telephone numbers are 01858 496257 / 01858 463708
or visit: http://www.bowerhouse.btck.co.uk/.
Helpline Numbers for Domestic Abuse Support
The Harborough District Community Safety Team would like to share important helplines for those at risk:
If you or your family are in immediate danger call 999. If you are unable to talk press 55 after dialling and the Police will know that you need help. Please note that it is okay to leave your home during lockdown if you are experiencing abuse. The police can also remove the person harming you from your home. It is important for you to know that, if you think you may be in an abusive relationship, there is help available.
If you're worried you, or someone you know, may be experiencing domestic abuse speak to a trusted colleague or safeguarding officer or contact one of the support agencies below:
UAVA - Domestic Abuse support for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Freephone 0808 80 200 28
Refuge - The Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline run by Refuge offers support for women and children:
0808 2000 247
Respect - The free Respect Men's Advice Line offers support for men:
0808 801 0327
Galop - Galop's free National LGBTQ+ Domestic Abuse Helpline offers support for LGBTQ+ people:
0800 999 5428
Respect - The free Respect Phoneline offers support for men and women who are harming their partners and families: 0808 802 4040
NSPCC - The free NSPCC helpline offers support for anyone worried about a child: 0808 800 5000
NHS Central Access Point for Urgent Mental Health Needs
A new NHS central access point for urgent mental health needs has been set up for Leicestershire residents.
Telephone number: 0116 295 3060
What is the central access point?
The mental health central access point is a 24/7 telephone contact point for people with urgent mental health needs. The aim of the central access point is to consider an individual's needs and route them to the right support.
Who is the central access point for?
Anyone of any age who lives in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland and has an urgent mental health need can contact central access point directly. Health and social care professionals can refer people who need urgent mental health support to the service.
What happens when someone calls the central access point?
Calls are answered by call handlers and triaged by mental health clinicians who assess the urgency and the caller's needs and determine the most appropriate outcome. If an individual requires an assessment, they will be navigated to the appropriate service.
Is the central access point an emergency service?
No. If people have immediate, serious and life-threatening emergency mental and/or physical health needs they should attend A & E or call 999 for the appropriate emergency service.
Free Online Training from Work, Live Leicestershire
Leicestershire and Rutland RCC are currently promoting a community project that offers support to people who have found themselves out of work during these challenging times.
The Work Live Leicestershire project offers free online training, 1-2-1 help with job searching, help to improve interview skills and even support from specialists to launch a new business venture. Any Leicestershire residents aged over 18 and currently out of work are eligible to join.
Contact them on 01455 856330 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last update: 21/05/2020