I had hoped I wouldn’t be writing another covid newsletter but with the very recent news of Leicester City being put in lockdown I feel I must. As I write Rutland still has very few confirmed cases or coronavirus related deaths but neither the local authority nor the police can legally stop people visiting our beautiful county and, unknowingly, bring the virus here. So, to keep safe, the message remains: wash your hands frequently and thoroughly; social distance when going out and stay at home as far as possible.
Meanwhile Rutland County Council officers are working hard to keep us all safe and are also working very closely with colleagues in Leicester and Leicestershire, albeit virtually, to ensure we learn from what is happening in Leicester. Therefore don’t expect things in Rutland to return to normal any time soon. There are no plans to open libraries and the museum nor the CA site at Cottesmore (North Luffenham remains open) and day to day business such as reviewing parking problems will not be happening; the Council simply doesn’t have the capacity. Rutland Council’s web page for Covid is regularly updated https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-services/health-and-family/health-and-nhs/health-and-support-services/coronavirus/ and offers useful information and the help line, 01572 729603, remains open during office hours. Please feel free to contact me if you need any help. Stay safe. Stay happy.
County Councillor, Normanton Ward email@example.com