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Coronavirus Infomation and Guidance

Submitted on 06 April 2020 by Robert Nash

The Town Council is committed to ensuring that residents receive timely and accurate information during the current Coronavirus epidemic.

The position is fast moving and advice is being lead by the Government and Public Health England.

You can stay informed via the information portal at Warwickshire County Council 

https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

Leamington Town Hall is now closed to the public with immediate effect in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Town Council Offices will continue to be open and should you wish to contact us please do so via our telephone, email and social media contact points available on this site.

We apologize for the disappointment and disruption this may cause. 

This closure will be for an undetermined period of time and will remain under review in line with government advice.

This is a fast changing situation and we will update our customers as soon as practicable

HELP IN THE COMMUNITY 

Here you will find information about local councils and service providers. If you click on the council websites you will find lots of information to help individuals and businesses. 

Warwickshire County Council website http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk

Warwick District Council website http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk

If your child is registered for Free School Meals you can also apply for six weeks of support (in the first instance) to buy food whilst they are not at school. Please apply from Monday 23rd March 2020 by calling on 0800 4081448 or emailing warwickshirelocalwelfarescheme@warwickshire.gov.uk

Did you know that as well as the discount or exemption scheme for single occupiers, for example, Warwick District Council has a Council Tax Reduction scheme? If you are on a low income and have less than £16,000 in savings, you may be entitled to a reduction of up to 85%.

https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/info/20685/apply_for_council_tax_reduction_and_benefits

Warwick District Council has sent a letter to all of its tenants reassuring them that should they fall behind on rent payments due to the effects of the virus, they will not lose their homes and that arrangements to support them will be put in place.

https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/news/article/381/council_offers_reassurance_to_housing_tenants

Riverside House is now closed to the public. If you need to contact anyone at Warwick district Council, please either call, e-mail or use the website. Contact details are on their website.

https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/ContactUs

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre is now closed as are all the leisure centres in Warwick District.

All Warwickshire Libraries are closed as are the museums. No fines during the closure. Why not borrow an ebook instead  https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/contactuslibraries

Bus Passes can now be used before 9.00 a.m. Stagecoach is reducing its timetable from Monday 30th March. Buses between Leamington and Lillington Library will run up to every 20 minutes with hourly extensions to Cubbington, Valley Rd & Telford Ave. See https://www.stagecoachbus.com/regional-service-updates/midlands/leamington-and-warwick for more details. Or follow Stagecoach on twitter @stagecoachmids

Citizens Advice is now closed to visitors Help to claim phone line:  0800 144 8 444  - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/contact-us/contact-us/he0

Adviceline phone line: 0300 330 1183 - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/contact-us/contact-us/web-chat-service/

Email form on the website: https://www.casouthwarwickshire.org.uk/contact/email-us/

The local community in Leamington Spa has developed a range of self-help and community based solutions so that everyone in our community can benefit from sharing solutions to the difficulties during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Warwick and Leamington Covid-19

https://www.facebook.com/groups/warwickleamingtoncovidhelp