Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-09-02

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13 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 tms-aldershote­ Letters page, News & Mail, Stoke Mill, Woking Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1QA EMAIL: POST: n n Thanks to Alan Markham for this delightful summer scene of a North East Hampshire harvest PHOTO of the week Ranil Jayawarden­a North East Hampshire MP POINTS OF VIEW Wash your hands, cover your face, make space they deserve. As planned, schools, nurseries and colleges will re-open fully from September, with universiti­es also opening for the new academic year. Schools across the country have received guidance on the protective measures that must be implemente­d to ensure the safety of students and teachers and minimise the risks of transmissi­on of coronaviru­s. These measures include staggered break times, increased hygiene and handwashin­g, and children remaining in consistent groups. Since my last update, we have been able to lift more restrictio­ns: * Non-essential retail is now open provided they have been made ‘COVID-secure’ * Pubs, restaurant­s, hairdresse­rs as well as museums and places of worship are now able to reopen * Holidays in England are allowed – with hotels & B&Bs opening * Sports and leisure businesses can reopen, as well as close contact services such as nail salons. * Indoor gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities have reopened, ensuring millions of people can get back into more sport and fitness activities * We have updated our advice on going back to work – giving employers more discretion to decide how their staff can work safely. Thank you once again to everyone across North East Hampshire for following the guidance. I don’t pretend it’s been easy. Nor do I presume that we’ve been able to do everything that you might THROUGHOUT the pandemic, HM Government has said the plan to reopen Britain and her economy is conditiona­l – that it relies on continued progress against the virus. Since my last update, we have squeezed the lock-down brake pedal in certain areas to ensure the numbers aren’t rising rapidly and that we keep the virus under control. We are winning the fight over this virus and we will beat it. With your continued support and sacrifice and if each and every one of us play our part. School is the best place for a child’s education and wellbeing – now is the time they are back in the classroom, getting the education Social distancing tape is placed on a one way sign in a corridor, as preparatio­ns are made for the new school term at Alderwood School in Aldershot ANDREW MATTHEWS have wanted us to do. But it is because of your sacrifice and our fabulous community spirit that we are defeating this terrible virus and getting back to a sense of normality. Official guidance continues to evolve, however the informatio­n in this article was correct as of August 21 2020. n PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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