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Borough Council services affected by the Government lockdown announcement

Published on Tuesday, 3rd November 2020

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has confirmed a number of local services will be closed due to the latest Covid19 lockdown announcement from Government (Saturday 31 October)

Explained Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council leader Cllr Julie Jackson:

“These are difficult times for everyone, and I send my best wishes to all our residents in the face of yet more challenges. The government’s latest announcement means a number of local services will have to close. We know this reduces the help and facilities open to local people, but we must all do everything we can to defeat this virus. We are expecting this situation will last into December, but we will try to keep everyone up to date through local media, our website, and social media.”

The national lockdown which comes into place from Thursday, November 5, 2020 and will affect the following Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Services:

Support for those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable – if you are classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable then you must take extra precautions. If you need any help or support during lockdown please contact 0800 408 1447

Email: covidhotline@warwickshire.gov.uk 

The hours of operation are:

  • Monday to Thursday - 9am to 5pm
  • Friday - 9am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday - 9am to 3pm
  • Sunday - 10am to 1pm

Support for Businesses

The government has announced further support for businesses in light of the latest lockdown situation. Further details will be published online and in social media once details of this scheme have been announced.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Town Centres - Markets will close, with the exception of traders providing essential products, such as food, pet supplies and hardware

Public toilets will remain open.

Car parks will remain open and will continue to be chargeable

All non-essential retail stores will close.

Cafés and other food outlets will remain open for takeaway only

Leisure, Sports Facilities and Activities - Closed from Wednesday, November 4: Pingles and Bedworth Leisure Centres and Etone and Jubilee Sports Centres. Pingles Athletics track will be closed.

This also applies to all NBBC football and team sports played on Council facilities along with the bowling facility at the Miners Welfare Park in Bedworth.

What will be open: Outdoor Play areas and Green Gym facilities, public to follow government guidelines in cleaning/hand washing and social distancing when using facilities.

Parks and Greenspaces.

Cemeteries will be open as normal, following Government guidelines.

Customer Services – The Town Hall is closed to the public until further notice. 

We will continue to offer appointments for essential services only, telephone number 024 7637 6376

Building Services – Housing repairs will carry on as normal with both emergency and non-emergency repairs being carried.

The Repairs Team will follow the government’s safer working guidance and ensure they operate safely with strict social distancing measures in place.

Prior to any repair the resident will be contacted in advance to check that no member of the household is showing symptoms of coronavirus, self-isolating or classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable. If they are, then works will be delayed.

Tradespeople will minimise contact with residents and remain two metres apart at all times

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery closes on Tuesday, November 3, with the Tearoom closing on Wednesday, November 4.

As with the last lockdown the museum will be taking its services online providing a range of content across its Facebook, blog and Instagram pages. The Exploring Eliot Project will also be sharing content on its twitter feed. 

Coming up will be some special content in the run up to Remembrance Day and the Museum will be celebrating George Eliot’s birthday around November 22. 

The museum will be keeping people entertained and inspired from home in the run up to Christmas with online jigsaws, spot the difference challenges and mystery objects. To find out more go to:

Instagram:  @nuneatonmuseum

Facebook:  facebook.com/nuneatonmuseum

Blog: nuneatonmuseum.wordpress.com

https://www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/museum-at-home

The Civic Hall in Bedworth will be open as a COVID Walk in Test Facility and The High Street Coffee Bar is now closed to allow this to take place.

The venue is operating a reduced Box Office telephone service, and tickets for all shows can be booked online by going to www.civichallinbedworth.co.uk

Details of re-scheduled shows can also be found at the venue’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. 

www.facebook.com/bedworthcivic

Twitter - @BedworthCivic