Statement from Councillor Mocky Khan
"Dear Didcot Resident,
In my last letter, I stated that I would update residents when there was significant changes to government guidance regards covid-19 regards reopening and easing of restrictions, that moment has arrived. You will be aware from Saturday 4th July, there will be considerable lifting of restrictions, previously shut business able to reopen such as pubs and restaurants and social distancing measures being changed to 1 metre plus where appropriate.
Below is a phased timetable of what will be opening in regards to areas that Didcot Town Council has control:
- Saturday 4th July 2020– playgrounds and outdoor gym equipment will open
- w/c 20th July 2020 – DTC office area to reopen and staff to return
- 3rd August 2020 – Didcot Town Civic Hall to reopen for hire – more information to follow
We are hoping to stick to these dates but these are dependent on whether social distancing and government guidelines are being followed, any issues arising and any changes in circumstances. The decision can be reversed if we deem necessary. The council is putting in measures to minimise the risk through cleaning schedules, by providing hand sanitiser machines in the office and civic hall, screens, conducting risk assessments and by being vigilant. However, we need your assistance too, please bring and use your own hand sanitiser, bring wipes to clean any equipment before your child goes on the playground and please follow social distancing guidelines.
4th of July has been dubbed 'Super Saturday' but we all must remain alert and follow the rules so we can all remain safe. The council will be sharing more information and guidance on our website and social media so please 'follow' Didcot Town Council so you are up to date with the latest information.
Cllr Mocky Khan
Leader of Didcot Town Council"
Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:29 by Planning & Environment Officer