Whether you live in Stotfold, or plan to visit us in the future, you will find lots of useful information on this website.
Central Bedfordshire Council's website includes very useful information regarding Coronavirus, how this might impact on their services, and an online form for you to register for assistance during this time
Current Information can be found on the Government’s dedicated webpage https://www.gov.uk/guidance/restrictionswhatyoucanandcannotdo
From Monday 19th July 2021
The Town Council main reception and office will remain closed to the public until the beginning of September 2021, our staff are all working normal hours, partly from home and partly in the office. If you wish to speak to a member of staff, please contact us on 01462 730064. Usual office hours are 10am - 4pm, Monday -Friday. All staff are contactable by telephone or email.
Staff can be contacted Monday - Friday on 01462 730064 or email@example.com.
Hirings of all Town Council facilities are now free from restrictions. Please note the following guidelines:
• All limits on social contact will be removed (currently groups of 6 people or 2 households indoors, or 30 people outdoors).
• Music concerts, sporting events, singing and dancing can resume without any limits on attendance or social distancing requirements.
• All restrictions on life events will be removed such as weddings, funerals, and baptisms. There will be no requirement for table service or restrictions on singing or dancing.
• The legal requirements to wear a face covering will be lifted in all settings. Guidance will advise that wearing a face covering will reduce your risk and the risk to others, where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet in enclosed and crowded spaces, so use of face coverings will remain advisable in confined spaces such as toilets, kitchens and corridors and at more crowded events.
• Social distancing rules will be lifted (2 metres or 1 metre with additional mitigations). However, the risks of close contact with others should be considered, particularly if clinically extremely vulnerable or not yet fully vaccinated.
• Table service restrictions, and distancing between tables, will be lifted for hospitality venues. Guidance will be updated to provide examples of sensible precautions to be taken in risk assessing the situation.
• Test and Trace will be retained and continued display of QR codes will be advised. The advice for individuals to get a test if advised to do so and self isolate if tested positive remains key to reducing transmission.
• People no longer need to work from home.
• Controls for early years, schools, colleges and higher education institutions will be adjusted. The intention is that children will no longer need to be in consistent groups (‘bubbles’).
Government guidance will set out how people can manage the risks to themselves and to others:
1. Meeting in well-ventilated areas where possible, such as outdoors or indoors with windows open.
2. Wearing a face covering where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet in enclosed and crowded spaces.
3. Washing your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day.
4. Covering your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze.
5. Staying at home if unwell, to reduce the risk of passing on other illnesses onto friends, family, colleagues, and others in your community. 6. Considering individual risks, such as clinical vulnerabilities and vaccination status.
Please keep yourself fully informed on latest Government and NHS updates, which will be issued on a very regular basis.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. For more information on the new lockdown rules and the Government’s ‘Hands, Face, Space’ message, please visit www.gov.uk