Covid (Coronavirus) 19 Information Lockdown#3

Covid 19 Lockdown#3 (as at 5th January 2021)

You can view more information by clicking this link to view the latest guidance from the Government at

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Click here for a PDF of the COVID-19_England_Lockdown_Poster_

Lockdown rules January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Parish Play Areas are open (as at 5th January 2021) but MUGAS and Outdoor gym equipment must close – this means Rileys Field MUGA and Miles Green outdoor gym equipment

The Government have now issued updated guidance (as at 5th January 2021) on play areas and outdoor gyms, plus how to minimise the risk of Covid-19 when using play areas. You can see it here by clicking the link at

We have worked hard to get the play areas ready to reopen following the first lockdown and most reopened from Saturday 4th July 2020 (with Halmer End on 22nd July 2020).  During the third lockdown from 5th January 2021 all play areas remain open with the exception of Miles Green play area outdoor gym equipment (only) will be closed and also Rileys Field MUGA.  

Please see below image of the rules all users will have to follow for the open play areas. These rules are there to keep you and your family safe and reduce the chances of germs being spread. Please leave the signs in place.

The guidance suggests play area operators should look to sanitise equipment regularly and have handwashing stations. Some things are not possible, both logistically and financially. Please help us to keep you safe by wiping equipment you will touch and after. Additionally bring your own alcohol gel to wash hands. For this reason, children (14 years and under) should only be present at the play areas with a parent/carer.

If this guidance is not followed and the play areas are misused, for your safety, the Parish Council reserve the right to close them without notice. Thanks for your understanding and co-operation.

Audley Rural Parish Council

This sets out the rules which must be abide by. Please see page Covid-19 for alternative text example

This sets out the rules by which adults and children must follow when using the play equipment - please see page Covid-19 for alternative text

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What we can all do to help

During the first lockdown in March 2020, the Parish Council delivered 3800 approx newsletters and post cards to all properties across our Parish. If you have not received one, please contact the Clerk on 07901 692414 who will get another copy to you in the post. You can also access it here as a PDF – Newsletter PDF – If you need it in another format, please also contact the Clerk.

Thank you to the volunteers who gave up their time to help achieve this important task.

In addition postcards as shown below have been put into all local shops, Audley petrol station, Audley, Bignall End and Halmer End post offices, Audley Health Centre and Audley pharmacy. All properties have also had one with the newsletter. Please use them to help your neighbour if you can by completing your details and posting them through the door. Even just a friendly chat on the phone is helpful.

If you need additional help with shopping, prescriptions etc – please call the helpline set up 01782 720392 – which is being run with the local churches. A local food bank system has now been set up to help those who need additional support.

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Parish Police Surgery – Currently on hold as at January 2021

The police/parish surgery occurs on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Audley Community Centre at 10am. There is also a police surgery held at Halmer End Institute on a regular basis. For more information please contact Mike Joynson on 07769 194406 or email