A team of colourful stilt walkers were out visiting Bude yesterday, to remind visitors in an entertaining and visible way to respect social distancing and to follow the ‘Hands, Face and Space’ guidance.
Cornwall’s high streets are expected to be particularly busy now (though Bude was pretty quiet yesterday) that they have safely reopened following the second lockdown. With only a few shopping weeks left before Christmas, it is important that residents can feel reassured that their Covid-safety is top of mind at all times. While they are giving much-needed support to local independent businesses they can know that all possible measures are being taken to look after their wellbeing.
The street performing team is being paid for under the Reopening High Streets Safely project which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Cornwall Council is working with local councils to make sure that local neighbourhood shopping areas and high streets remain open safely. This is being achieved with the help made available through the EU’s Reopening of High Streets Safely Fund which is available until March 2021.
Following these five safety tips will help you enjoy and make the most of your town centre visit:
- Go with the flow – keep your distance and follow all local signage.
- Be safe – plan ahead, be considerate, responsible and patient.
- Say ‘hi’ (Dydh da) to any Covid advisors or local information officers you come across. They’re there to help and guide you.
- Help us help you stay safe – remember to wash your hands often, use free sanitiser stations, use contactless payment and follow other hygiene advice such as wearing a face covering when needed.
- Visit with confidence. Cornwall’s high street businesses are working hard to help protect the safety of customers and staff. Look out for their Covid-19 risk assessment certificate.