The Prime Minister has announced a national lockdown and instructed people to stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives.
The decision follows a rapid rise in infections, hospital admissions and case rates across the country, and our hospitals are now under more pressure than they have been at any other point throughout the pandemic.
The Town Hall will therefore be closed for the duration of the national lockdown, but our staff are still working and providing services to the people of Ferryhill.
The Town Council can be contacted on 01740 652157 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also regularly collecting post from the Town Hall.
The following arrangements have been put in place during this period of lockdown.
Hands Face Space
Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it.
Remember ‘Hands. Face. Space’.
- hands – wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds
- face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
- space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)
Town Council Services
Exercise can continue alone, with one other person or with your household or support bubble. This should be limited to once per day. People should not travel outside their local area. Social distancing should be maintained.
To enable this parks, playgrounds, allotments will remain open. However, organised sport cannot take place. All football is therefore cancelled until current restrictions are lifted
Outside gyms must close and therefore arrangements will be made to isolate these.
Cemeteries will remain open to enable people to visit and to attend to graves.
Burials and linked commemorative events. Unfortunately, there are limits on numbers able to attend. Your undertaker will advise on numbers able to attend a burial. Linked religious, belief-based or commemorative events, such as stone settings and ash scatterings can take place with up to 6 people in attendance.
A reduced market will operate with only retailers defined as essential being present, if stall holders wish to attend.
Public toilets in the Market Place will remain open.
Further updates will be posted here on the Town Council’s website and Facebook page.
Stay Home – Protect the NHS – Save Lives