Category: Government Announcements

  • Rolling Updates on Parks & Leisure Restrictions for November 2020

    Following the announcement of a new national lockdown during November I have started to make enquires about areas that fall under my portfolio of responsibilities at Redditch Borough Council. I’ll update this thread as more information comes to light. PARKS These will remain open as they did last time – and just like last time […]

  • COVID-19 Local Alert Levels 1-3 – what they mean and how they are triggered

    Local COVID Alert Level – Medium This is for areas where national restrictions continue to be in place. This means: All businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law, such as nightclubs. Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to […]

  • The Conservative Case for Active Travel

    Background and Context The government has had what might be argued as a road to Damascus conversion to the benefits of active travel. Others might argue Boris has always been keen on cycling. Either way, Boris wants us all to get fit and he likes cycling as a means to get about.

  • Government announces gyms and pools to reopen safely

    Outdoor pools can reopen to the public from 11 July followed by indoor gyms, pools and leisure centres on 25 July. The Government has outlined the measures that will allow outdoor pools to reopen from 11 July and indoor gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities to reopen from 25 July, ensuring millions of people can […]

  • Performing Arts given green light to resume outdoors on July 11

    Performing arts can now take place outdoors from 11 July with a socially distanced audience present, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced today. This means that outdoor theatres, opera, dance and music can resume from Saturday so long as they take place outside and with a limited and socially distanced audience. This gives the green light […]