NATIONAL LOCKDOWN FROM 4TH JANUARY, 2021 – STAY AT HOME
You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.
You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:
- shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
- go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
- meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- attend education or childcare – for those eligible
Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.
Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.
If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work
You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).
You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.
You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.
Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.
Exercising and meeting other people
You should minimise time spent outside your home.
It is against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble. You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure (e.g. a picnic or a social meeting). This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
You can exercise in a public outdoor place:
with the people you live with
with your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one)
in a childcare bubble where providing childcare
or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household
When around other people, stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household – meaning the people you live with – or your support bubble. Where this is not possible, stay 1 metre apart with extra precautions (e.g. wearing a face covering).
You must wear a face covering in many indoor settings, such as shops or places of worship where these remain open, and on public transport, unless you are exempt. This is the law. Read guidance on face coverings .
Further information can be found on the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home and the National Lockdown Guidance.
Posters that can be downloaded and support Information on services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Posters that you can download and display in your business or at home reminding people to Shop Local, Shop Safely and a reminder about Social Distancing are available for everyone. If you would like these emailed or a printed copy just ask firstname.lastname@example.org . Check out the Toolkit below too.
We have gathered information from local support organisations and this sheet will be updated as we get more details/changes. The Town Council has produced a second Coronavirus Information Leaflet which has great local support information.
Let us know of updates or further information that will be good to add. If you send as much information as you can to email@example.com we will update the sheet.
organisations offering services,charities info and much more:
Here’s the pdf link: Liskeard Businesses Coronavirus Services July 2020
ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
LISKEARD ACTION ON THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
The Town Council have created a Liskeard Business Toolkit taken from the Falmouth template. It contains lots of guidance and information as well as posters encouraging people to #ShopLocal and #StaySafe. If you want posters emailing to you, or would like some paper copies, pop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Emergency Fund
One of the ways that the Town Council has responded to the Coronavirus and issues facing vulnerable people within Liskeard, is to establish this Social Emergency Fund. This is intended to support the activities of those community groups and organizations bringing help and support to those facing isolation and need. The Application Form and how to apply can be found on our Grants page.
Since the launch of the Liskeard Town Council Social Emergency Fund we have given out more than £13,000, and you may have read in the Cornish Times about some of the great projects going on to support people in our community.
We still have money left in the fund, so if you have a project, or idea for a project which could help fill a need in the community please apply. Applications are being considered every few weeks and money can then be paid immediately. Please contact the Town Clerk at email@example.com if you want to know the next deadline date.
If You Have Concerns
If you have any questions about COVID-19, know of any local residents who need support, or if there are any local issues related to the COVID-19 response, please use this email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Volunteer Cornwall have been coordinating volunteers across the county and on 21st May supported their 3,000th local person. Requests range from moving furniture so someone can come home from hospital, caring for a horse while its owner recovered from the virus, fixing a washing line and much more. It’s not too late to volunteer or to request help if you need it – details below.
Can You help?
If you can volunteer to help during this crisis please let Volunteer Cornwall know. They are coordinating support throughout the county. Use their Volunteer Registration Form or ring them on 01872 266988 (leave a message if needed).
Do You Need Help?
If you are affected and need help you can email Volunteer Cornwall on email@example.com or ring them on 01872 266988
Cornwall Council is continuing to post daily updates on its website – www.cornwall.gov.uk. Check it regularly for the latest information.
Central government are offering additional help to the extremely vulnerable who have been asked to shield for 12 weeks including free basic food boxes and access to priority delivery slots at the supermarkets. To register go to the website www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable or call 0800 0288327 and answer the questions (note you will need the NHS number of the person you are arranging help for)
The Town Council will also be passing on further information, as and when we can. We have also produced a Coronavirus Information Leaflet with lots of advice and useful contacts. Feel free to share it. Read it, it’s not junk mail.
The Public Hall complex is open for certain bookings but the Town Council office is closed to the public, the office is contactable by telephone and email during normal office hours (9am – 1pm Monday to Friday).
The play parks are open. The play equipment is not being cleaned so please ensure you take sanitiser and wash your hands at the town’s facilities. Take any litter home or place in the litter bins. If you do visit the parks please do ensure you observe the social distancing guidelines. The Skate Park at Rapson’s Car park is closed whilst the Coronavirus Testing Facility is in situ.
The clock at the Guildhall is now working again, much to the delight of the town.
If you have specific enquiries about the facilities you can email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Town Council Reception Service
The Reception Service is closed with immediate effect for visitors, but is still available via telephone, email and in writing to 3-5 West Street, Liskeard, PL14 6BW, although emailing or telephone is preferred as the postbox will not be checked daily.
Office hours are 9am – 1pm Monday to Friday
01579 345407, option 1.
Coronovirus Information and Advice
This Government Information page has information on the condition from the NHS, advice for employers and businesses, travel advice and vulnerable people. Keep checking it for updates.
The Cornwall Community Foundation is offering support and guidance on their website. Grants are available to front line community groups.
Cornwall Council has produced an excellent Community Toolkit giving contact information for lots of organisations including for those suffering from domestic abuse or violence and doorstep crime.
As this situation is changing frequently, keep checking the websites for updates.
The toilets in Westbourne Car Park (ladies, gents and disabled), Sungirt Car Park and Dean Street (ladies and baby changing) are now open.
Tourist/Town Information Centre
Liskeard Information Centre is currently closed during the lockdown period.
Staff are working remotely and can be contacted via email, phone and social media. Current working hours are 9am to 1.30pm Monday to Thursday.
Tel: 01579 349148
The Museum has now closed as per the Government guidelines.
Work will continue in the Museum to develop our displays, care for the collection and help with enquiries. We aim to keep everyone informed and able to view the exhibitions via Facebook and our websites.
Liskeard and District Museum
CCTV Service and Advice on being ScamAware
At present this service will remain operating as normal.
Don’t fall victim to coronavirus scams. The National Trading Standards Scams Team have produced some information that is useful. You can download the media pack and use the information to protect yourselves and others. The letter will give you tips and contacts if you are worried and need help.
Businesses Giving Local Support and Support for Businesses
Many of our local businesses are offering new services and amazing support during this time. We are sharing Facebook posts from local businesses across to the Your Liskeard Facebook page. By liking and following that page you can see updates to services.
If you have a local business and Your Liskeard doesn’t pick up your posts already, direct message them and then your posts can be shared too.
Details of Government support for businesses can be found here. Keep checking it for updates.
The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub have a huge amount of information and guidance on their website, keep checking it for updates as news comes out: Growth Hub website
Cornwall Council website has information for businesses and individuals and is regularly updated.
The Town Council is holding monthly virtual meetings. Agendas for meetings will be placed online the week before the meeting on the Committees page. Should anyone wish to comment on an item or request a link to view/join the meeting please email the clerk of the relevant meeting as per the Committee page.