Minutes of Marazion Covid Coordination Forum ‘Zoom’ conference
8.00pm Monday 15th June 2020
|Present||Town Mayor Derek Laity (Chair), Deputy Mayor William Collins, & Cllr Gabbie Reynolds (Marazion Town Council), Julia Greig (All Saints Church) , Paul Elliott (Mz Chamber of Commerce), Jenny Rainbow (Head Teacher Marazion School), Mike Kearon (Marazion Covid Support Group), Rev Paul Benney (Methodist), Kathryn Burge (Mz Surgery Deputy Manager)|
|Apologies||Jackie Brown (Marazion Surgery), Mike Kearnon (Marazion Covid Support Group),|
|Minutes||Minutes of 8th June duly approved for publication on Marazion.info website.|
|Chamber of Commerce||PE said non-essential shops could open from today. Pubs, Hotels, Restaurants, cafes, B&B’s, Hotels & Campsites must remain closed until 4.7.20 at least under current guidelines.
All shops that had opened had carried out a covid risk assessment and put in place measures to protect customers, staff and suppliers. The current list of shops open is updated on the facebook page as below:
Cobbles Corner / Post Office – Daily 8am -2pm
Trevener Road Stores – Daily 7.30am – 6pm and Sundays 8am – 2pm
Morvah- Daily 10am – 4pm
Penn Boylan Ceramics – Monday to Friday 10am- 4pm.
Market House Gallery – Sunday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
Keepsakes – Daily 1pm – 4pm
Copper Spoon Cafe – menu published on Wednesday for orders to be in by 12pm Thursday, then collection at allotted times on Saturday.
Philps – Mon to Saturday 9am – 3pm and Sundays 10am – 3pm
Tudor Fish & Chips – Monday to Saturday 5pm – 7.45pm
Summer House Gallery- Trading on line during this period with free courier to all parts of the UK. Open for business from our gallery premises in Marazion, by prior appointment only.
St Michaels Mount – Gardens open when tide is low with advance tickets. No ferries running. Island food and beverage pop-up will be serving light refreshments on the Garden Lawn. Contactless payments only. A limited Plant Sales will also be on offer. Cash payments only via an honesty box.
Chapel Rock Cafe – Open weekends only 11am – 5pm
Plus Print – Mon-Fri, 9am – 12.30pm
PE said that businesses needing covid related signage could use Plus-Print who had produced posters for MzCSG free of charge.
GR said Sailflags (Goldsithney) are able to produce flags and banners locally too.
|Town Council||DL said the toilets are looking good and cleaning arrangements are working well.
The Opening the High Street Fund was being looked at by Cllr Martin Britten and Cllr Paul Vincent.
SAE had updated that visitor numbers to the Mount gardens were low.
GR said BB was still in hospital but had been moved to Penzance.
No update on SJ, but social worker was attending this week
AW’s family had been accommodated in a holiday cottage in Marazion so they could visit. This had been arranged by PE who had sought approval from police and informed the council. PE also informed neighbours to ensure no reports of illegal occupancy were made. Sadly AW passed away on Saturday.
|Surgery||KB represented JB. KB said there had been no changes in arrangements, but the surgery always tried to stay one step ahead of the guidelines.
Patients are requested to bring their own face coverings or are provided with a mask on arrival. The surgery are grateful to Cornwall Cloth Masks who have donated a number of masks to them. Waiting room has capacity for 6 people.
Nursing numbers had picked up and the surgery were reintroducing the cervical screening process.
The shelter is still being considered – JR said Lawrence Smith from Ocean High had recommended Lodey Sail Loft at Long Rock as they could make one.
GR suggested the community centre might be a good place to administer flu jabs. It’s very big inside which would assist social distancing and has several side rooms.
|MzCSG||DL gave update from MK
MK is now shopping for 8 people (it was 13). This is due to more shops being open and people feeling able to get out.
MK remains in touch with MS and is helping make arrangements re her cats.
MK will collect items donated from Morrisons this week.
|School||JR said numbers at the school had increased and nice to have more children than just those of essential workers. There was some anxiety the first day back, but everyone was cheerier by the afternoon. Everyone had adapted well to hygiene arrangements and hand washing – which was no bad thing in any case.
Food parcels were delivered on Wednesday and school was grateful for salad items provided.
JR had recruited a new key stage 1 teacher using zoom.
During summer there is going to be a rota system organised by school to deliver food parcels.
|Churches||PB said the chapel wouldn’t open until July. Recorded services and meditations are continuing. DL asked if live services would be offered when chapels resume? PB said it was a possibility but relied on there being a good wi-fii signal at the chapel.
JG said All Saints was being cleaned. The church would be open Wednesday and Sunday, 11-2 for supervised prayer. Parts of the church would be roped off to reduce cleaning requirements. Two services were planned on Sundays alternating between churches. Sun 4th would be at 4.00pm in Marazion, and 9.45am on 12th July. On Wednesday 15thcommunion would be at 10am.
A funeral was to take place soon. Numbers attending were limited to allow social distancing. All attending have to leave details for test and trace.
|Next zoom meeting – 8.00pm Monday 22nd June||
|These minutes were approved for circulation on 22nd June.|