Welcome to Newport Parish Council
Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread
England has moved to Step 4
While cases are high and rising, everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious. Therefore we are keeping in place key protections:
- testing when you have symptoms and targeted asymptomatic testing in education, high risk workplaces and to help people manage their personal risk.
- isolating when positive or when contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
- border quarantine: for all arriving from red list countries and for those people not fully vaccinated arriving from amber list countries.
- cautious guidance for individuals, businesses and the vulnerable whilst prevalence is high including:
- whilst Government is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can, Government would expect and recommend a gradual return over the summer
- Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport;
- being outside or letting fresh air in
- minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts.
- encouraging and supporting businesses and large events to use the NHS COVID Pass in high risk settings. The Government will work with organisations where people are likely to be in close proximity to others outside their household to encourage the use of this. If sufficient measures are not taken to limit infection, the Government will consider
From 2 August
If you’ve been fully vaccinated in the US or most of Europe, you do not need to quarantine or take a day 8 test, when returning from amber list countries.
From 8 August
After 4am on 8 August, arrivals from France who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised and administered in the UK, US or Europe do not need to quarantine.
From 16 August People fully vaccinated or under 18 will not need to self-isolate after close contact with someone who has COVID-19. You’ll still need to take a PCR test and self-isolate if it’s positive, or if you have symptoms.
For Links to East Riding of Yorkshire Council Emergency Assistance please click here
BULLYING AND HARRASSMENT STATEMENT
Newport Parish Council treat everyone with courtesy and respect and ask for the same in return. We ask that you treat your councillors and council staff courteously without violence, abuse or harassment. Councillors and council staff have the right to carry out their civic duties and work without fear of being attacked or abused. Any behaviour whether that be verbal, physical or in writing, which causes either councillors or council staff to feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, or threatened, is totally unacceptable. The zero tolerance policy includes abuse, aggression or threats made in person, over the telephone or in written communication, including on social media. The council considers threatening behaviour to be: Attempted or actual aggressive, or physical actions made towards any councillor or member of staff. The use of aggressive, or abusive language, (including raising of the voice, swearing, shouting or in writing) which threatens or intimidates councillors or council staff’.
This policy applies throughout all council meetings, but it also applies to any councillor or council staff away from council meetings
Newport Parish Council meet on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss issues that affect village life across the parish of Newport. There are 11 local Councillors who volunteer to serve the local community helping to improve the villages and support community projects.
If you have any comments, concerns or ideas of how we can improve your village please let us know. You can contact the Parish Clerk by sending a message via this website, or pop along to one of the meetings. There is a 15 minute public forum at the start of each meeting where you are welcome to speak in respect of the business on the agenda.