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Halloween

We know that many of our residents love Halloween and will be disappointed that things will be a bit different this year. Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council have asked that, due to the risk of spreading Covid-19 and in line with the government guidelines that residents:

avoid knocking on doors/traditional ‘Trick or Treating’ activities and attending parties.

They have given some suggested alternative activities:

· Carve or decorate pumpkins and display in your household
· Organise a Halloween treasure hunt at home
· Host a virtual party with themed games and music
· Watch a scary movie with the family including spooky treats
· Have a virtual Halloween costume contest

We hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe Halloween 🙂
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Reopening of Dickens Heath Library

Dickens Heath Library will be open every Thursday from 10am to 1pm starting from Thursday 22 October for a ‘Grab and Go’ service. This means that customers can browse stock for up to 30 minutes but as there is limited space for social distancing there aren’t any areas for reading. Customers can also use the PCs for up to 45 minutes but booking in advance is advisable by calling on 0121 744 6078.
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No children or customers with jobs allowed then? 3 hours a week is a joke even in the current climate.

Covid-19 Summary of Changes as of Wednesday October 14th 2020 for Solihull:

There are two important changes.

We can no longer meet anywhere indoors to socialise with people who are not members of our own household/support bubble. We can no longer meet people in pubs, restaurants or other social settings as well as not meeting in homes. It is lawful to look after children to enable parents to work and to perform unpaid essential tasks for a vulnerable person.
However, we can meet people from other households outside as long as we maintain a 2-metre distance and follow the rule of 6. We can therefore meet friends in our gardens as well as parks and indeed in pub/restaurant gardens. That is because the virus dissipates quickly outside.
If we strictly follow these rules, we will prevent deaths and not have to shut down local business as is happening elsewhere.

Some answers to common questions:
If your child is sent home from school because another child has suspected Covid – you do not need to self-isolate. Your other children can continue at school unless told not to.
You can travel outside the Borough but you must follow the same rules as if you were in the Borough i.e. no socialising indoors, either in homes or pubs/restaurants etc.
You can have a tradesperson or cleaner come into your home to do work as long as you are symptom free. Keep well away from them, open windows to clear the air and if practical leave the room they have been in empty for several hours. The visitor should wear a mask and have cleaned their hands before entry.
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Thank you, this is very helpful and clear

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