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Covid-19 Update - Kay Tinkler (Sac.23.04.2021/6)


Kay Tinkler, Neighbourhood Engagement Officer, spoke to the report circulated.  It was noted that case rates remained high when compared to the national average, with a 7-day average of 66 per 100,000. However, this continued to fall.  Cases were largely linked to household transmission, which was often also linked to school or work places.  There were no specific issues for the South Area.


Contact had been made with licensed premises regarding reopening safely, with the majority being visited to provide advice and guidance.  If there were any concerns regarding non-compliance, Members were encouraged to report these to Regulatory Services.  It was noted that publicans and provided positive comments to Members about the support they have received.


Neighbourhood Engagement Officers had worked with libraries and museums to support reopening and had developed a toolkit to support community groups to reopen venues.  Advice and support were also available.  Members were asked to encourage community groups to access support if they had plans to hold any events.


Issues of non-compliance were discussed in relation to young people gathering in large numbers, drinking alcohol.  It was noted that this would be reported to Covid Marshals to follow up.


RESOLVED that thanks be given for the report and support in the area, and that the report be noted.

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