Following the latest government advice, Hailsham Town Council is pleased to announce that it will reopen its reception area to the public next Tuesday [1 February].
The Town Council reception, located within the Inglenook building in Market Street, will return to being staffed on weekdays from 10am to 3pm, although visitors are still encouraged to wear face coverings to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.
Normal office opening hours of 9am-4pm (Monday to Friday, except bank holidays) will be reintroduced in the near future, subject to coronavirus guidelines.
Perspex screens and barriers remain in place in the reception area to protect the public and staff. Reception staff will wear face coverings when there are visitors in the reception area.
Anyone showing any of the COVID-19 symptoms – including a high temperature, new continuous cough or loss of/change to sense of smell or taste – must not enter the reception area.
“To ensure the protection of both staff and members of the public, health and safety measures remain in place,” said Town Clerk John Harrison. “Council officers have been working hard behind the scenes since the start of the pandemic to continue providing vital services for people in our town and, more recently, in terms of making preparations for its reopening once again to the public.”
“While most of our residents have been contacting us by email or telephone throughout the pandemic, many people take preference in being able speak to a member of staff face-to-face. For this reason, we are delighted to be in the position to be able to offer this service again to our residents.”
Members of the public are encouraged to follow the Town Council social media pages and the following web page for updates on Council services and facilities: hailsham-tc.gov.uk/coronavirus-postponement-of-council-activities/.
The Town Council is continually monitoring developments concerning COVID-19 in line with Government guidance and would like to thank the public for their understanding of all necessary precautions which have been put in place throughout the pandemic to protect the health and well-being of residents.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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