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NEW CORONAVIRUS MEASURES ANNOUNCED
The Prime Minister announced stricter measures tonight. Please make sure you follow this advice strictly.
To view exactly what the Prime Minister said visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-address-to-the-nation-on-coronavirus-23-march-2020
Below is a summary of PM Boris Johnson’s speech and taken from the BBC website:
From tonight [23rd March 2020] people in Britain will be allowed to leave their homes for only “very limited purposes” – shopping for basic necessities; for one form of exercise a day; for any medical need; and to travel to and from work when “absolutely necessary”
People are warned not to meet friends or family members who they do not live with
Shopping is only permitted for essentials like food and medicine, and people are advised to do it “as little as you can”
Police have powers to enforce the rules, including through fines and dispersing gatherings
All shops selling non-essential goods, such as clothing and electronic stores, are ordered to close
Libraries, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and places of worship are to close
All gatherings of more than two people in public – excluding people you live with – are banned
All social events, including weddings and baptisms are banned
Funerals are not included in the new restrictions
Parks will remain open for exercise but gatherings will be dispersed
Restrictions “under constant review” and will be checked again in three weeks. They will be relaxed “if the evidence shows we are able to”
If you think you or someone in your home has symptoms of coronavirus then please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ to find out what you should do.
Even just a fortnight ago, I think none of us expected we would now face this national emergency in the way which it is affecting all of our lives. It is now more imperative than ever that we look out for our immediate neighbours, who may be in need, and also to follow the government advice to stay at home.
The majority of Town Council facilities are closed, including play parks, public toilets and the town council offices at Pine Grove. The Town Council is open via the phone 01892 652 907 and via email email@example.com. There is also a wealth of information, which is being continuously updated on our website and on our community notice boards around the town.
The outpouring of support and help for those in need across our community has been simply amazing. There are a number of support groups which have been set up to help those who are isolating, and I want to thank everyone for what they are doing. The largest of these is a Facebook Group called ‘Supporting Crowborough.’ They have done an amazing job putting a network of support in place across the town, road by road. This is a group run and organised by residents supporting their neighbours and I want to thank them on behalf of the whole community.
There’s no doubt that the coming weeks are going to be difficult for everyone, in particular the most vulnerable in our community. The Town Council are here to help and to direct you to the support should you require it, and as Mayor I will do my utmost to ensure we continue to offer the best possible service to the people of Crowborough
Stay at Home, help protect the NHS and Save Lives.
Cllr Greg Rose
Mayor of Crowborough
The Council Office is now closed to the Public. However, we are still open and are responding to emails and telephone calls. If you need to contact the Council please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01892 652907. Many thanks