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Clerk: Catherine Gwilliam
4 Normanton Cottages
Empingham Road, Normanton
Rutland LE15 8RW

Tel: 01780 460128

Covid-19
01/07/2020

Dear resident,
I had hoped I wouldn't be writing another covid newsletter but with the very recent
news of Leicester City being put in lockdown I feel I must. As I write Rutland still has
very few confirmed cases or coronavirus related deaths but neither the local
authority nor the police can legally stop people visiting our beautiful county and,
unknowingly, bring the virus here. So, to keep safe, the message remains: wash
your hands frequently and thoroughly; social distance when going out and stay at
home as far as possible.
Meanwhile Rutland County Council officers are working hard to keep us all safe and
are also working very closely with colleagues in Leicester and Leicestershire, albeit
virtually, to ensure we learn from what is happening in Leicester. Therefore don't
expect things in Rutland to return to normal any time soon. There are no plans to
open libraries and the museum nor the CA site at Cottesmore (North Luffenham
remains open) and day to day business such as reviewing parking problems will not
be happening; the Council simply doesn't have the capacity. Rutland Council's web
page for Covid is regularly updated https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-services/health-
and-family/health-and-nhs/health-and-support-services/coronavirus/ and offers
useful information and the help line, 01572 729603, remains open during office
hours. Please feel free to contact me if you need any help. Stay safe. Stay happy.
Gale Waller
County Councillor, Normanton Ward
gwaller@rutland.gov.uk 01780 722169