Walton on Trent Parish Council

Serving the people of Walton on Trent

Clerk RFO: Ian Bentley
P O Box 8524, Burton on Trent
Staffordshire DE14 9PF

Tel: 07946 328567

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Latest News

New Rules New Variant

New Rules New Variant

Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 16:37 by Parish Clerk

The Prime Minister has announced new rules to help us all protect ourselves and others from a new variant of COVID-19 called Omicron.

The Omicron variant has extensive mutations from previous versions of the virus so we need to take urgent measures to protect ourselves from it. More »

UK scientists are working hard to find out more about the new variant. In the meantime, we must all follow new guidelines to help slow its spread:

Face Coverings

New COVID-19 rules on wearing face coverings in England will go ahead from tomorrow, 30 November.

Face coverings must be worn in shops and other similar businesses such as banks, post offices and personal care venues like hairdressers, as well as on public transport. This is enforceable by law and people face fines if they do not follow the rules.
People with certain medical conditions are exempt.

Travel

The Government is also bringing in measures to prevent new cases from abroad.

All travellers arriving into the country from 4am on Tuesday 30 November will be required to take a PCR test on day 2 and self isolate until they have received a negative test result. These PCR tests can be purchased from private providers.

A number of countries have been added to the red list. UK residents arriving from these countries must isolate in a government-approved facility for 10 days. During their stay, they will be required to take a coronavirus test on day 2 and day 8.

Isolation Rules

If you come into contact with someone who tests positive with a suspected case of Omicron you will also have to self-isolate for ten days, even if fully vaccinated.

The new measures on our borders, self-isolation and face coverings will be reviewed in three weeks.

Vaccines

We have good reasons for believing booster vaccines will provide some protection from the new variant so it is important that everyone who is eligible for vaccines or a booster jab get them as soon as possible.

You can book online and join the 17 million people who have already had a booster or third jab.

By practising key safer behaviours and actions, we can continue to protect ourselves and others and help reduce the virus spreading.
Please ensure you and your family follow these behaviours and encourage people in your community to do the same:

  • Wash your hands regularly;
  • Test regularly;
  • Stay at home when you feel unwell;
  • Download and use the COVID-19 NHS App.

Ensuring these protections are a part of our everyday behaviours will control transmission of the virus.

The details of the Prime Minister's announcement are online. There is also a version of his announcement on YouTube with BSL.

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Park Repairs

Posted: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 13:46 by Parish Clerk

During the week commencing 22 November 2021, weather permitting, contractors will be in the park repairing the area under the children's swings. Hopefully the wet pour patch will be a more permanent repair than in previous attempts. More »

The contractors will be barrier taping off the swings and putting up signage until the work has been completed and the patch has set. » Less

Visit South Derbyshire

Posted: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 12:15 by Parish Clerk

There is a new visitor website operating and can be found at: www.visitsouthderbyshire.co.uk

This new and interactive website will continue to be developed but already contains a wealth of information about things to do, places to stay, food and drink outlets, walking and cycling trails, and shopping in the District. A selection of attractions in neighbouring areas, such as Conkers, are included as key venues within the National Forest destination. Other features include a searchable calendar of local visitor events and activities. More »

A permanent link is to be added to the Parish Council 'Useful Links' page. » Less