COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

Posted by Town Hall Staff 13 March 2020

This update made:  5.01.21

The is a national lockdown in force. Felixstowe Town Council is following Government advice and taking the necessary steps to ensure key services can still be delivered at this time.

With so much information being shared on the COVID-19 coronavirus we should all be using government guidance at www.gov.uk/coronavirus to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly. Please continue refer to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus for the latest health advice.

Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home for advice on what you can and cannot do during this time.

Town Council Services

The Town Hall and Walton Community Hall  is currently closed to the public. Usual activities and bookings have been suspended until the lockdown period ends, or in accordance with governement guidelines.

Broadway House remains closed until further notice.

Council meetings are being held online. Please visit our meetings page to find see agenda of forthcoming meeting and minutes of previous meetings https://www.felixstowe.gov.uk/about-felixstowe-tc/council-meetings/

Council’s administration staff are working from home and at the Town Hall and responding to enquiries via email to enquiries@felixstowe.gov.uk

Felixstowe Cemetery remains open, however staff on site are maintaining social distancing rules are are not available for face-to-face meetings at this time.

Allotment tenants are still able to access their allotments but should be following government advice at all times.

The National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners has issued advice to all plot holders. See www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/ for details.

Parish and Town Councils are being guided by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) who are engaging with government on the situation and will also keep us updated on any developments. 

As government advice is updated, we will reassess and communicate as soon as possible.

Keeping the community informed

We understand that there will be many in our community who may need help and do not have access to information online. Some may have had no contact and be unsure of who to turn to. To reach out to everybody, let them know they are not forgotten and signpost the support that is out there, we have distributed a second information bulletin which was delivered to all IP11 households in early November. Please let us know if yours did not arrive or if you would like a copy.

See the bulletin here: https://www.felixstowe.gov.uk/november-covid-19-bulletin-to-all-felixstowe-residents

Suffolk Constabulary is reminding people to stay alert to criminals looking to continue to exploit the vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Whilst the vast majority of people volunteering are doing so for the right reasons, there are a small minority of people who see this difficult time as an opportunity to commit crime. Suffolk Police have some clear guidance on there website here: www.suffolk.police.uk

  • Suffolk Trading Standards are also 
  • advising of a fake message claiming to be from the Government offering all residents money to help them during the c19 pandemic. Report all scams to us via 0808 223 1133.  Remembers: texts and calls can be spoofed. Never click links, call numbers, or immediately react to a text you’ve received. Even if it’s from someone you know or a business you deal with.
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