Covid-19 precautions at council meetings

Covid-19  guidance for attending council meetings at the Murley Hall

Before coming to the meeting:

  • Lateral Flow Test – and check that you test negative.   Everyone attending (councillors, staff and public) are strongly encouraged to take a lateral flow test before coming to the meeting. These tests are available free of charge, from local collection points and posted direct to your door –    (These tests can be taken twice a week on a regular basis and form part of the national plan to protect against spread of the coronavirus.  Note that a negative test means that you do not have a high viral load, the usual covid-19 precautions should continue to be followed.
  • Wash your hands
  • Remember to bring a face covering
  • Think do you need to attend the meeting in person, or could your question / comment be sent to the council by email, letter or telephone.

When attending the meeting:

  1. You MUST NOT enter if you or anyone in your household has Covid-19 symptoms – ie one or more of the three main symptoms:
    1. high temperature
    1. new, continuous cough
    1. loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  2. You must give your name and contact tel/email for inclusion on the register for the meeting. This information will be held for 21 days and may be used for covid-19 track and trace purposes.  After 21 days the register will be destroyed
  3. You must notify the clerk if you develop covid-19 symptoms within 10 days of attending the meeting
  4. Keep 2 metres social distancing as far as possible.  Where there are floor markings, follow them. Follow the one-way system
  5. Use the hand sanitiser provided – when you enter and leave the premises. Clean your hands often
  6. Avoid touching your face, nose or eyes.  Clean your hands if you do.
  7. Face coverings MUST be worn unless an exemption applies (eg for health reasons, age, or a reasonable excuse in line with legal requirements)
  8. Catch it, Bin it – tissues should be disposed of into one of the rubbish bins provided. Then wash your hands
  9. Wear warm clothing – windows and/or doors will be open for the duration of the meeting.