COVID 19

Phase two 14th April 2021 – Hands, Face ,Space, Fresh Air

What you can and can’t do 

Follow national guidance – we urge all residents and businesses to follow national guidance. We know it is challenging, to follow the restrictions, the gradual easing of restrictions will allow us ease back to a more normal lifestyle.

Thank you – Thank you to all the NHS staff, Social Care workers and volunteers doing an amazing job in our area in such difficult circumstances.  

Vaccine Roll out – Please be patient and do not contact the GP surgeries. As the vaccine programme is rolled out the vaccination hub, in this case The Ridge Primary Care Network, will contact you.

They phone patients to make an appointment, if for some reason the call is missed, they write to you and you can book on the NHS website or use a free phone number. 

The good news is that they are making good progress and are contacting the 55 – 60 cohort for their appointments.

Testing – Symptom-free testing sites are open across Kent. Booking is easy, the test is quick and you could have your result within the hour. Get the reassurance that you’re not the super.

In our area, it will be carried out at

Vestry Hall, Cranbrook TN17 3HA from 20 January. You can book an appointment using
https://www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/coronavirus/book-a-testBook a symptom-free COVID-19 test”

The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells  is also available.  You can book an appointment using https://kcc.healthit.org.uk/covbook/home – the Assembly Hall will be open daily from 9am to 7pm.

We will update the website as we know more.

If you need support or can help by volunteering please visit

Hawkhurst Community Support Group

or phone 01580 453015

or email hawkhurstcommunity@gmail.com

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The following Parish Council facilities are open subject to following appropriate guidance

  • KGV sports pavilion
  • Heartenoak Recreation Ground
  • Heartenoak Playground
  • KGV playing fields
  • KGV Multi Use Games Area
  • KGV playground
  • Public Toilet at KGV
  • Ockley and Hensil Allotments
  • Hawkhurst Cemetery

COVID-19 in the area – as of Monday 12th April 2021

Note England as a whole has decreased to 15,799 cases in last 7 days with a rate per 100,000 people of 28.1, down on last weeks figures.

AreaCases in last 7 daysRate per 100,000 people compared to previous week  
Tunbridge Wells Borough108.4Decrease 
Hawkhurst, Benenden & Sandhurstunder3Same 
Cranbrook, Sissinghurst & Frittendenunder 3Same 
Goudhurst, Horsmonden & Lamberhurstunder 3Same 
Robertsbridge, Hurst Green and Flimwell under 3Same 

Cover face – wear a face covering in enclosed spaces

Wash hands-keep washing your hands regularly

Make space – stay at least 2 metres apart –

or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions

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PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE LINKS

Latest Government FAQ – What you can and can’t do

General NHS C 19 advice