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Caution urged after lockdown map is unveiled

Caution urged after lockdown map is unveiled

Somerset’s Director of Public Health has urged people to be ‘cautious and sensible’ after the government’s roadmap out of lockdown has been revealed.

Trudi Grant has warned that if people act irresponsibly, the risk of virus rates rising sharply again is very real.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled his plan earlier this week. The first step is the re-opening of schools on March 8th, but the message to stay at home unless journeys are essential will remain.

There will be further relaxations of restrictions on March 29th, April 12th, May 17th and June 21st.

But Mr Johnson has made it clear that every step is dependant on tests being met on vaccine targets, infection rates and new coronavirus variants.

And today Trudi Grant said everyone needs to play their part to make sure these key dates are met and life can start returning to normal.

“I know people are really keen for things to open up. But actually we can’t go at this too fast. We have to do it in a measured way, in stages and we have got to keep a close eye on infection rates.

“It is really important that people don’t get carried away with this limited amount of freedom. We’ve lived with restrictions for a long time now and many people have really struggled with it.

“There is always a risk that people will start to ‘let loose’ as things open up but we really must try to avoid that. We have to try to keep this virus under control. It is vital people continue to follow the rules and the clear advice of hands, face and space. It really is the best way to stop the virus spreading.”

For more information on the Governments roadmap, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021-summary

The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline number, 0300 790 6275, is open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm, offering a range of support – from help accessing food or medicines, to emotional and financial support, and employment, skills and business advice.

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Financial Risk Management Policy - March 2023

Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
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