COVID19 – 15TH JUNE 2020 – SUPPORT YOUR VILLAGE
VILLAGE SHOPS REOPENING – 15th June 2020
As from the 15th June all non-essential retail business can open again. It is critical that measures are put in place to enable safe social distancing by shops. Business should ensure they are following Government guidance and displaying the required COVID risk assessment certification: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5eb97021d3bf7f5d43765cbf/stayingcovid-19-secure-accessible.pdf
Businesses are asked to ensure that:
- Queues outside shops/premise form with the flow of pedestrian traffic.
- The queue outside their shop/premise has markings laid out and it is managed; the shop/premise is responsible for their queue outside of the entrance to the building
- Customers are asked to leave shops going with the flow of pedestrian traffic
- Queues do not block the entrance of an adjoining shop or make it difficult for patrons of adjoining shops to socially distance. Businesses should collaborate with each other and develop approaches that support neighbours and adjacent shops.
- The ‘end’ of the queue is signed/marked on the ground, clearly telling public not to queue past this point.
- Queuing should be clearly marked on the ground to ensure that members of the public queue the appropriate distances apart from one another and so queues do not interfere with pedestrian flow. The Council can provide pavements stickers for this upon request.
- Where possible, doors and entryways into businesses should be left open during business hours to prevent the need for customers to touch door handles.
For further information or queries on these guidelines please contact: email@example.com
INTRODUCTION OF TEMPORARY ROAD RESTRICTIONS TO SUPPORT THE OPENING OF THE VILLAGE SHOPS
The Parish Council, Chamber of Commerce and Buckinghamshire Council have been working together to introduce new temporary measures to enable the shops in the village to open safely and within Government guidelines. We will be introducing the following –
- A reduced speed limit to 20 miles per hour on Market Place and the High Street to ensure shoppers safety when crossing roads etc.
- A voluntary one way walking route to ensure safe navigation around the village, especially where pavements do not allow 2m distancing.
- Suspending a small number of parking bays to enable new crossing points to be added to support the one-way system
In the next couple of days signage will be erected showing residents the advisable one way route along with appropriate crossing points. Please support these temporary changes, the past couple of months have been very difficult for our local shops these measure are to ensure your safety whilst ‘Keeping It Local’
PARISH COUNCIL UPDATE
Although the Parish Council office is closed to public access the Parish Council staff are either working remotely or within the village undertaking all activities. They can be contacted via telephone on 01753 891582, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
In light of Government Guidelines, Chalfont St Peter Parish Council will until further notice undertake all Council and Committee meetings using online virtual technology, the access and passwords will be made available at the top of each agenda.
Playgrounds will continue to kept CLOSED until we are advised we can open them. Please note they are therefore NOT inspected for safety, please DO NOT lift children over the closed gates.