With positive Covid-19 cases continuing to rise in Corby, the Borough remaining on the Government’s Watch List and the introduction of the ‘rule of 6’ this week, Corby Borough Council has had to make some difficult decisions about upcoming public events.
Sadly the decision has been made that a number of public events due to take place throughout September – December 2020 will unfortunately not be able to take place, these being:
- Bonfire & Firework Display
- Halloween Spooky Walk
- Children’s Triathlon
- Spirit of Corby Awards
- Corby Sports Awards
- SHAPE Christmas Dance Show
The Leader of the Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:
‘The health and safety of our community is, and must remain, at the forefront of all of our decisions.
‘We know that cancelling these events is going to be a huge disappointment to the people of Corby, however in these unprecedented times it is a decision that was inevitable.
‘Large crowds and groups of people is something that we must ensure is not taking place at the moment in order to get in control of the rising positive cases in our Borough. We hope that our community understand the decisions we have had to make and continue to help us avoid any further restrictions, such as a local lockdown, by sticking to the local guidelines during these times.’
Current guidelines are as follows:
- Limit contact with others outside your household or bubble
- Work from home if you can
- Keep 2 metres from others where possible and use a face covering where you are less than 2 metres apart
- Avoid using public transport or car sharing and wear a face covering if you cannot avoid this
- If you have Covid-19 symptoms, however mild, stay at home, self-isolate and get tested. You must book a test via 119 or by visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus
- Avoid meeting those outside of your household or bubble in an indoor space
- Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for 20 seconds each time
- Do not share items with others outside of your household or bubble
- If you are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace and asked to self-isolate, stay at home for 14 days, if you develop systems, get tested
For further guidance and advice surrounding Coronavirus, please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus.