TIER 4 Message from the Mayor Colin Riley and Leader Norman Smith
Tier 4 Message from Mayor Councillor Colin Riley and Leader Councillor Norman Smith.
Since Sunday 20th December Castle Point along with most Essex Council areas has been placed in Tier 4 Stay at Home Alert to control the spread of the Coronavirus.
It will be a very different Christmas this year. Many of us were planning to join our families and loved ones over the Christmas period, sadly this is not possible. Tier 4 means that you cannot leave or be outside your home unless you have a reasonable excuse. You cannot meet other people indoors, including over the Christmas period unless you live with them or they are part of your support bubble. Outdoors, you can only meet one person from another household.
We recognise that the coronavirus has caused grave concerns across the whole community, we would like to reassure you that the council is working hard to continue to maintain services to all, working with Government, NHS, other councils and community groups to keep people safe and maintain the local economy safely.
We are fortunate in Castle Point to have a very active Voluntary Sector. We would like to record our thanks for their support. As we face further restrictions, we hope that the voluntary organisations will continue their valuable work to support the more vulnerable members of our community.
We would like to remind everyone that we must all play our part, by working together. It is going to take time to roll out the vaccines to the community so it is now more important than ever, given the variant of the virus, to follow the rules and stick to social distancing guidance - if we do, it will mean eventually we will be able to meet up more easily with our loved ones.
Please visit the Councils’ web site www.castlepoint.gov.uk or Essex County Council’s web site www.essex.gov.uk in the first instance if you have any queries as our website contents are regularly updated.
We take the opportunity to wish everyone all good wishes for a Happy Christmas and a Safe and Healthy New Year.
Councillor Colin Riley
Councillor Norman Smith