While this is no doubt being welcomed with open arms (more so given the recent tropical climate), there is no shying away from recent Covid facts and figures. Cases of the virus remain high, and the number of people being ‘pinged’ to isolate is rapidly growing. With this in mind, it is essential that Newbury residents and visitors take responsibility and continue to act with caution, to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
We’re calling on everyone to respect any rules put in place by individual businesses, from hospitality to healthcare, for the safety and peace of mind of their staff and customers.
Additionally, our team is frequently liaising with local businesses to understand the sorts of rules still in place in the town centre. The aim is to help spread awareness so that the public can make informed decisions on where to visit and to abide by the individual rules when doing so.
Popular town centre hairdressers, Jason Palmer Hairdressing, is just one local business keeping some of the previous rules in place.
Jason Palmer, salon owner and BID Board Member and Director, states:
One of Newbury’s newest and most exciting establishments, High Score Arcades, issued this statement:
Ben Stanmore, Library Manager, states:
Please note that we have asked West Berkshire Council’s Public Protection Team for specific advice and guidance for local businesses. Please see our update here for their advice and enforcement strategy.
If you need specific, tailored advice or guidance for your business, please contact West Berkshire Council’s Public Protection Partnership directly. You can find their contact details on their website here.