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Coronavirus (COVID-19) The Next Steps

Published on Monday, 11th May 2020

Statement from the Leader of Maldon District Council

Cllr Adrian Fluker, Leader of Maldon District Council, said; “I would like to thank the whole community for the way in which they have followed the Government’s guidance so diligently, I am sure this has helped enormously.

“I am well aware of the devastating effect that this pandemic is having on us all, and particularly our business community. I would also like to offer my deepest sympathies to those in the Maldon District who have lost a loved one.

“Throughout this health emergency, the health and welfare of our staff and customers has been of paramount importance and this continues to be the case.

“In announcing the next phases in tackling the Coronavirus, the Prime Minister has set out some very gradual and measured changes which we will need to carefully consider.

“Over the coming weeks, the Council Offices will remain closed, whilst we consider how the building can safely be re-opened, but you will still be able to contact us through our online services.

“I would like to commend all of the staff at the Council, for the way in which they are working seamlessly to deliver our services, and for the way in which they have adapted so quickly to a new way of working.

“Our parks and open spaces have remained open throughout this pandemic, but we will keep the Promenade Park closed to vehicles for the time being.  Please remember that whilst you can now be more active, you must still observe the 2 metre social distancing rules at all times.

“We will need to wait for further guidance on how and when businesses, leisure centres and community facilities can safely re-open whilst maintaining the social distancing measures.

“The Council is developing a recovery plan to support the whole community taking into account guidance from government as it is released, in the meantime, we will continue to work with our partners to support the community through this challenging time.”