Message from the Town Council
As you will all be aware, the recent spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused widespread concerns in our community. I would like to reassure the public that Uppingham Town Council is taking all the necessary precautions, which include the closing of the Town Hall meeting facilities to the publicand the cancellation of all civic events until further notice. Where necessary our Officers will be working from home, to ensure as much continuity with their duties and responsibilities during this uncertain time. We are currently awaiting advice from Central Govenment as to how to meet as a council to progress our legal requirements for taking decisions, approving budgets and so on.
Please look out for your neighbours and the vulnerable members of your family. It is in difficult times like these where we can really show the strength of our community in Uppingham, by working together to care for those in need. Also we would ask you to consider others when buying your groceries by only buying your normal quantities of items. This will help to ensure that no members of our community will have to go without.
There are some things that you can do to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus, NHS England have released the following advice:
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- Avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
- Only travel on public transport if you need to
- Work from home, if you can
- Avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
- Avoid events with large groups of people
- Use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
- Protecting the vulnerable in our community is of vital importance in the coming weeks
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
- Do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family
Thank you for your consideration, I will continue to update the website as events move forward.
Cllr. David Casewell, Mayor of Uppingham
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Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:24 by The Clerk
The Friday Market in Uppingham will be open this week (27th March 2020). Only FOOD STALLS will be permitted and those visiting the market are urged to keep TWO METRES apart from others. Each stall will operate a queue management system and Uppingham Town Council will monitor the effectiveness of this approach over the next few weeks. More »
If Government social distancing guidelines are not adhered to the Council will have no choice but to close the market temporarily.
The Council are advised that if customers know the contact details of a food stall holder it may be possible to phone your orders in for pick up later. » Less
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:00 by The Clerk
Following the Prime Minister's address yesterday and advice from Rutland County Council, Uppingham Town Council have made the decision to close Tod's Piece play areas and the public toilets until further notice. More »
The park itself will remain open as people are permitted to walk and exercise once a day, either alone or with members of their immediate household. All other gatherings on Tod's Piece of more than two people are banned and the park is likely to be monitored by the police.
Social distancing, as set out by the government, is absolutely critical and so people must stay at least two metres apart at all times.
Please check the Uppingham Town Council website for further updates. » Less
Posted: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 13:07 by The Clerk
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