Statement on rising coronavirus cases in Hertfordshire

Statement on rising coronavirus cases in Hertfordshire

Published: 27/10/2020 17:05:00

Joint statement from David Williams, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, and Jim McManus, Director of Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council

“In recent weeks we’ve seen a significant increase in coronavirus cases across all parts of Hertfordshire, and across people of all ages.

“While Hertfordshire is currently in Tier One – the medium alert level – if cases continue to rise at the current rate it is only a matter of time before we need to move up to Tier Two, with all the extra restrictions that will bring. Read the full statement here.

Hertfordshire residents who are self-isolating and in need of support  can visit, email or phone HertsHelp on 0300 123 4044.

There is an offer of support by village residents for those who want to talk or need some practical

(non medical) help. The PDF file contains the details, or click here

Hertfordshire United Against Coronavirus

Important information about support and advice on coronavirus available from the county council

Advice from Herts County Council COVID 19

For phone numbers and links for people who may have eligible care needs or who need support because they are self-isolating, and for links to important government information, as well as local information and guidance, click here

Coronavirus and the countryside

Advice and guidelines from the UK Government and World Health Organisation when out and about in the British countryside. Click here

Footpaths and Rights of Way

Please use the following guidance from Defra in order to stay safe when out in the British countryside:

  • Stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily.

  • You should only go outside alone or with members of your own household.

  • Keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household at all times.

  • Take hygiene precautions when you are outside, and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors.  Frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly.

  • Follow the Countryside Code. Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home. Keep dogs under effective control and leave gates as you find them or follow instructions on signs.

  • Respect other people and protect the natural environment. Remember your actions can affect people’s lives and livelihoods.

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 Anyone currently using a social care service should expect that to continue, however they can speak to their care provider first or call on 0300 123 4042 for other urgent care needs. For other support, contact Herts Help on 0300 123 4044.

TeamHerts has prepared frequently asked questions for people with care and support needs which they can access on their website.

Hertfordshire County Council


For information on the following topics,

click here

  • Frequently asked questions

  • Stay updated from trusted sources

  • Watch hand washing videos

  • Coronavirus toolkit for professionals

What to do if you think you have COVID-19

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature

  • a cough

  • shortness of breath

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.


If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and think you are at risk, use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

We strongly advise the public to read and consider the Government’s advice and to act accordingly. This can be found here 


Hertfordshire County Council has produced a useful Frequently Asked Questions document.  This can be found here 


It appears the best measure to stop the virus spreading is to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.  


We would also ask that people do not indulge in panic-buying, which could disadvantage others - notably older residents.

The Parish council will continue to operate but online rather than in person.  Please direct any queries to the parish clerk by email or phone