Hampshire County Council to Reopen Household Waste Recycling Centres

Hampshire County Council to reopen household waste recycling centres

Hampshire County Council has said that preparations are underway to safely reopen household waste recycling centres in the week commencing 11 May.

This date is subject to further guidance expected from the government next week on travel to a household waste recycling centre during the COVID-19 outbreak. The household waste recycling centres were temporarily closed at the end of March following the government’s announcement that people should stay at home to protect the NHS and prevent the spread of Coronavirus, and only travel for very limited and specific reasons.

More information at: Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)

Update on local NHS services

NHS organisations across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have been working with other emergency service partners and councils to ensure that there is enough capacity for people needing care during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Despite tragic loss during the outbreak, this preparation has meant the local NHS has coped with the additional pressures to date and is well placed to meet any future peaks in demand. This includes more intensive care capacity, more hospital beds and ensuring patients know they can access the right staff and services when they need them.

The NHS is encouraging residents to contact their local GP practice if they need to, anyone needing urgent medical advice should continue to use the NHS 111 online service and if someone has a serious or life-threatening emergency, they should call 999.