Council issues further update on services and facilities

Tue, 24 Mar 2020

The council has issued a further update about events and facilities, in the light of the latest guidance issued about coronavirus (COVID-19) by the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England.

The council wishes to stress that the situation will continue to be reviewed on  a daily basis.

The council is also exploring ideas for a range of things that residents will be able to do during these closures, and more details will follow in the coming days and weeks.

East Riding Libraries and Customer Service Centres :  Multi Service Centres and Customer Service Centres are now closed with immediate effect; all libraries were closed yesterday.

Library and council services will continue to be available online at www.eastriding.gov.uk and via telephone on 01482 393939.

Fines will not be charged during the closure period.

Public Toilets : all public toilets are closed, with immediate effect.

Beaches and Promenades :  are open for exercise only. Everybody must observe social distancing. The paddling pools in Bridlington and Hornsea are now closed.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens : The grounds and car park will remain open for local people to exercise, but observe social distancing. The play area is closed with immediate effect.

Play areas :  all council play areas in the East Riding are now closed for the present time.

The council is reminding residents that its Contact Centre is open 9am-9pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 6pm at the weekend. The telephone number is 01482 393939.

John Skidmore, director of adults, health and customer services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "As a council, we are following all the Government and Public Health England guidelines to work with the community in the East Riding to protect our customers and staff.

"We will of course work to prioritise those services which are vital for our residents throughout this period. We recognise that these significant closures will cause inconvenience, but we are sure that the public will understand the need for us all to behave differently over the coming weeks and months.

"The council will issue regular updates via its website and social media channels and through the local media to ensure our residents, businesses and the communities we serve are fully up to date as the situation changes and develops over the coming period. I have also asked all our teams in Culture and Customer Services to come up with creative ideas for what people CAN do in the East Riding over the next few weeks and months  - watch this space for lots of new ideas!

"This is an unprecedented situation and is changing on a daily basis. The council is in regular contact with the Government, Public Health England and its partner agencies."

For more information visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus

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