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Dursley - Tier 2 High Alert

Dursley - Tier 2 High Alert

Dursley has been placed in Tier 2 of the governments new coronavirus tier arrangements for England from the 2nd December 2020.

This decision will be reviewed every 14 days.

In tier 2:

  • you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the 'rule of 6'
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs
  • pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals
  • hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to:
    • provide table service only, in premises which sell alcohol
    • close between 11pm and 5am (hospitality venues in airports, ports, transport services and motorway service areas are exempt)
    • stop taking orders after 10pm
  • hospitality businesses and venues selling food and drink for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • early closure (11pm) applies to casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can stay open beyond 11pm in order to conclude performances that start before 10pm
  • public attendance at outdoor and indoor events (performances and shows) is permitted, limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors
  • public attendance at spectator sport and business events can resume inside and outside, subject to social contact rules and limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors
  • places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there, unless a legal exemption applies
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events such as wakes or stonesettings.
  • organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue
  • organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing
  • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible
  • if you live in a tier 2 area, you must continue to follow tier 2 rules when you travel to a tier 1 area. Avoid travel to or overnight stays in tier 3 areas other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities.You can travel through a tier 3 area as a part of a longer journey
  • for international travel see the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice for your destination and the travel corridors list

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:56 by John Kay

The Wonder Wander - Festive Lantern Instructions

The Wonder Wander - Festive Lantern Instructions

Lets Light up our neighbourhoods and bring a smile to everyone's faces!

Brighten up your window, home or garden this Christmas with one of these rather clever lantern ideas. Start collecting plastic milk or drink bottles or glass jars to bring light and sparkle to the festive period.

Full instructions are available to download, just click on the PDF link shown below.

This project has been kindly supported by Cam Parish Council, Cam Institute Charity. Cam Parochial Charity, Dursley Parochial Charity and Dursley Town Council, making Christmas fun despite the restrictions.

Posted: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 14:18 by Ann Lyon

Covid-19: Office Closed to the Public

Covid-19: Office Closed to the Public

Dursley Town Council have taken the decision to close the office to the public for the remaining duration of the current lockdown.

This decision has been taken in response to the high Covid-19 infection rate in the Dursley area and to protect both staff and visitors to our Jacob's House office.

The staff can still be contacted by telephoning 01453 547758 during normal working hours and by emailing clerk@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk

Posted: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 11:07 by John Kay