For information about the SWAG Emergency Grant Scheme, click SWAG Grant above

Download and print the Residents' Covid-19 Information Leaflet 

Key Contacts

Sway Parish Council: 01590 718116 clerk@sway-pc.gov.uk

SWAG (Sway Welfare Aid Group): 01590 681500 info@swaghants.org.uk

St Luke's Church01590 682358 vicarjanesway@gmail.com  07885 505532

Cango Booking Service01983 716956 (7am-9am Mon-Fri)

New Forest Medical Group (Sway): 01590 682617 whccg.nfcmg-enquiries@nhs.net

Sway Hearsay - Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SwayHearsay/

NFDC regular updates on services and support at http://nfdc.gov.uk/coronavirus

Latest Update

LOCKDOWN from 4 Jan.
New updates on the site

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This page has been created to provide a single source of information for Sway residents during the Covid-19 global pandemic. Visit regularly to get the latest updates.

If you have information that could be added to this site, please send to clerk@sway-pc.gov.uk      

National Lockdown: Stay at home - See the Government Guidance for lockdown rules

SWAG continues to offer an emergency Covid-19 grant scheme for Sway residents

The scheme is aimed at those who may be self-employed or have lost their jobs, and are facing a collapse in income as a result. If you are currently worried about making ends meet as a result of the Covid restrictions and feel you may qualify, please see SWAG Grant Scheme Details and application form.


VACCINATIONS: SWAG have introduced an additional medical transport service, subject to volunteer driver availability, to take Sway residents who have mobility issues for their Covid-19 vaccination appointments at local vaccination centres. SWAG’s volunteer drivers follow latest Public Health England Covid-19 mitigation advice, including use of hand sanitiser, face coverings and fresh air ventilation. Please ring 01590 681 500 and select option 1 once you have a confirmed appointment to speak to our duty transport coordinator.


Important Forest information

- Not all forest car parks are open - if a car park is closed, please drive on to the next available car park

- Please do not park on any verges
- Pigs are out until 22nd December

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Please, as always, respect the vulnerable areas by staying on designated routes when cycling, keeping your distance from all animals and following the countryside code.


Scroll down to see older information originally posted during the March-June lockdown

FARWELLS: From Monday 11th May will be running SKIP HIRE and HAULAGE SERVICES and the yard in Crabbswood Lane will be open for the COLLECTION OF AGGREGATES AND DRAINAGE PRODUCTS.

The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline (Hantshelp4vulnerable) went live this week and can be contacted on 0333 370 4000.

Lots of advice from NFDogs now available under Advice and Support - follow  for details

Sainsburys will offer their vulnerable registered customers a delivery slot. If you live in England and you’re extremely vulnerable, you can get access to priority home delivery by visiting https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Lymington Food Bank continue to operate as normally as possible and have extended their opening hours to every morning Mon-Fri. Deliveries to clients also possible https://basicsbank.org.uk

Some companies are able to offer an emergency service: 

L D Heating, Plumbing & Maintenance - emergency plumber ldheating@gmail.com  07919 550019

Arbor Venture Tree Care - emergency tree works; logs for heating enquiries@arborventure.co.uk or phone 01590 683540

Westbeams Tree Care - barn stored firewood, no-contact deliveries, remote payments www.westbeams.co.uk 01590 690644 

G Farwell Ltd - No deliveries, skips, timber etc will be available and no collections from their yard, which is now closed. 

All sports facilities are closed at Jubilee Field and the children's playground is also now closed as per Government guidelines. 

New Forest businesses offering delivery and takeaway services (may not be up to date) is available at: www.lymington.com 

SWAG (Sway Welfare Aid Group) has launched an emergency grant scheme for Sway residents

The scheme is aimed at those who may be self-employed or have lost their jobs, and are facing a collapse in income as a result. If you are currently suffering a severe financial crisis and feel you may qualify, please see SWAG Grant Scheme Details and application form

If you are lonely or frightened and not sure what to do. Maybe we can work out how to bring love and peace at this difficult time contact Vicar Jane:  vicarjanesway@gmail.com, or telephone 01590 682358, mobile 07885 505532         www.facebook.com/stlukessway

You can only leave your home :

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary