RIDLINGTON PARISH BRIEF – JUNE 12TH 2020

Latest  Situation
Figures explained: Regarding testing figures ‘Public Health England’ only provide a snapshop of the number of Covid-19 cases in an area and no further data. The data for number of deaths is published each Tuesday by ‘The Office for National Statistics’ but is time lagged by approx.11 days. There have been 20 Covid-19 related deaths recorded in Rutland up to week ending 29th May 2020.

 

Update on High Street reopening
Non essential retailers are now able to open in England from Monday 15th June as long as SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES ARE IN PLACE.

In Uppingham and Oakham temporary safety measures are also in place. These are:

  • Installation of signs and floor markings reminding us of social distancing rules.
  • Physical signage along both high streets
  • Free parking for those travelling by car.
  • Additional bike racks in Uppingham
  • A temporary one-way system on High Street Oakham is being finalised.
  • Businesses MUST display a notice to show they are following Government guidance.
  • You must only visit shops with those you live with and practice social distancing at all time.

For up to date information  http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

 

Return to Schools
Primary Schools – At present, wider opening up to Reception and Year one and Year 6 pupils in addition to vulnerable children and children of critical care workers only.

Secondary schools – Catmose College and Casterton College will be opening to Year 10’s next week, Uppingham College the following week and as per Government guidance.

 

Health & Wellbeing Conversation for Young People
The Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children Partnership would like to hear from young people between the ages of 11 and 18 to understand how COVID-19 has impacted on them.

The survey can be found on: http://www.Surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HealthandWellbeingConversationforYoungPeopleages11to18

The responses close Sunday 28th June 2010

 

Places of Worship
From Monday 15 June 2020 places of worship will be permitted to open for individual prayer, in line with social distancing guidelines.

http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic

However, places of worship will use their own discretion over when they consider it safe to open. Opening arrangements will be communicated locally.

 

Libraries
Although there is no date for their reopening residents can make use of the free e-book and e magazine and audio book service. For more info visit Rutland libraries website at http://rutland.gov.uk/libraries or tel 01572 722918.

 

Food Bank
A higher demand on the food banks is expected due to free school meals voucher ceasing in the Summer Holidays so contributions continue to be welcome. The lidded box for donations is to be found in the church porch.

 

Media Releases:

  • Face coverings MUST be worn on public transport.
  • New Electric Bike Scheme launched for Rutland Residents. Anyone over the age of 16 can apply and a short training course will be provided. To apply or for further info tel. 01572 758138 or email transport@rutland.gov.uk
  • Summer Reading Challenge online for children. For more info visit the Rutland Libraries website at http://rutland.gov.uk/libraries or tel 01572 722918
  • Rutland Carers – For help, advice and support tel. 01572 758249. Email: carersteam@rutland.gov.uk