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Monday 10th August 2020 

As at 1600 (4.00 pm) yesterday there were 442 cases of Covid-19 in Breckland, an increase of 0, and 2936 cases in Norfolk an increase of 6

The social distance rules remain in force. ANYONE can catch the virus and ANYONE can spread it

The “social distance” remains at 2 metres (6 feet)


The under 5’s Play Park and the Outdoor Gym are now open having been cleaned. Touchpoints will be cleaned regularly. Parents and Guardians are wholly responsible for the children under their control and are asked to ensure that the children are aware of the social distance rules and try to ensure that the children obey them

Saham Toney Parish Council cannot accept any responsibility for any COVID-19 incidences

A face-covering MUST be worn on ALL public transport. Failure to wear a face-covering may mean that you will be refused travel and you may face a fine

A face-covering MUST be worn in all shops, supermarkets, banks and Post Offices. This includes takeaways and sandwich shops. You cannot buy a sandwich and sit down to eat it in the shop. To eat-in, you must be served at the table and have your details taken. You may remove your face-covering to eat

From 8th August the areas in which you must wear face coverings have been extended to

 funeral directors
premises providing professional, legal or financial services
cinemas, theatres, bingo halls and concert halls
museums, galleries, aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms, other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural sites.
nail, beauty, massage parlours, hair salons and barbers – other than where necessary to remove for treatments
public areas in hotels and hostels
places of worship
libraries and public reading rooms
community centres and social clubs
tattoo and piercing parlours
indoor entertainment venues (amusement arcades, funfairs, adventure activities e.g. laser quest, go-karting, escape rooms, heritage sites etc)
storage and distribution facilities
veterinary services
auction houses

  The police now have powers to issue on-the-spot fines of £100 to those who break the face-covering rules

You can all help everyone to avoid infection by following the Government guidelines. These include keeping 2 metres, about 6 feet (the “social distance”), or more from other people, this is vital in preventing the spread of this disease. Sneeze or cough into a tissue (then bin the tissue) and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water, as many as 10 times a day.  Stay clean, stay safe. The virus can be passed in water droplets exhaled from the mouth and nose, so keeping the “social distance” from others and wearing a face mask will help prevent the infection from spreading. Try not to touch your face, mouth or eyes

                   If you are elderly or with medical problems and would like someone to contact you or if you need help with shopping etc please get in touch with the following:- Nick Creek, 01950 883075, 07941604240, or Jill Glenn, 01760 441738, 07774969681,

Please observe the guidelines, stay clean and stay safe and well

Now wash your hands