- Minutes of Marazion Covid Coordination Forum ‘Zoom’ conference
8.00pm Monday 22nd 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),
Jackie Brown (Marazion Surgery), Mike Kearnon (Marazion Covid Support Group),
|Minutes||Minutes of 15th July duly approved for publication on Marazion.info website.|
|Matters arising||Letter of thanks to Morrisons Community Champion to Alison Charmin from Marazion school||
|Town Council||DL said the Open High Street Fund was an agenda item at the next Town Council meeting (tomorrow).
DL attended the Penwith Community Network Panel on Thursday which shared the view the economic impact of covid was likely to have a serious impact on job losses across the county.
DL said Rick Stein was supporting a ‘Food for Families’ fund – contact Julia on 07515 864896 for details/referrals.
DL said he would invite a representative from Home Group to the next meeting, who are an Empowering Independent Authority Outreach Service.
|Chamber of Commerce||PE said there was little change to report.
Businesses are gearing up to open on 4th July and have been reminded by the Chamber to complete risk assessments and follow the Government ‘Staying Covid-19 Secure in 2020 guidelines.
DL said it had been visibly busier around the town this weekend.
|MzCSG||MK came with positive news:
MS has visited MS at Fairholme and is making arrangements for her cats to be rehomed. Cinnamon Trust don’t take cats unless owner is over 65. Cats to be temporarily housed by the people at the Bakehouse in Pz. PE suggested the RSPCA as a cat option.
Ruby the dog has visited MS.
JH will be assessed by social services this week and are putting in place a care package including respite for JH’s wife (carer).
Shopping still going well with Morrisons being incredibly supportive.
|MzCSG||JR suggested Alison Charmin be invited to attend a zoom meeting so we could ‘see her’ and say thanks ‘in person’.
Slight issue with pharmacy deliveries. Twice this week MK has delivered prescriptions, and no one was at home. These were to addresses in Penzance & Rosudgeon. In future only prescriptions for people living in Marazion are to be delivered.
PE said it had just been announced that social distancing is to be reduced to 1metre plus outside, but remain 2m inside. Full details not yet known, but this would be welcomed by hospitality trades.
|School||JR Said Free school meals can be applied for via a link on the school website. If approx. primary school the free meals will continue until children go up to senior school.
8.47pm PE left meeting to attend to domestic emergency….
Year 6 pupils are now returning to school alongside children in Reception and Year 1 / children of critical workers
Food parcels now delivered on Wednesdays and are sometimes parcels for 2 weeks.
Morrisons continue to support the food parcels, which is marvellous. Donated goods include tea/coffee/longlife milk/tinned goods/pasta
we are planning for all pupils to return to school full time in September – planning for separate indoor and outdoor spaces for each class
Planning a ‘Year of Recovery’ in school and building a recovery curriculum to support the whole child, with emotional well-being as a particular focus
|Surgery||JB Update – Surgery considering use of community centre for flu jabs, but need approval from QCC.
Antibody testing will soon be available on NHS. At the moment antibody blood tests can be requested by people attending the surgery for another matter, but not otherwise. Tests my become a requirement to obtain travel insurance in the long term.
|Churches||JG updated by e-mail: All Saints Church – Church has been cleaned and there is a cordoned area that any visitors may use which is then wiped down by the supervising person when they leave. Social distance markings have been placed around the church. There is hand sanitiser at the door and both sets of doors are fully open to allow as much air as possible into the church and to stop people having to touch too much of the church.
It is open Wednesday and Sunday 11am to 2pm for supervised prayer time.
2 funerals this week – Wednesday morning – Jan Paget, Friday morning – Anne Walding. We feel we can accommodate about 30 in the congregation. There will also be singing.
Anyone visiting the church is asked for their name and a contact number as a means of ‘Track and Trace’ in the event of someone coming into the church catching the Coronavirus.
PB updated by e-mail: I have met today with the stewards to devise a plan for how we safely open, no date as to when that will be yet; we await guidance ‘from powers that be’. I also commented that with spikes in other countries we mustn’t be complacent it could come back, Derek agreed with visitors [which we need] will come anxiety and concern.We are doing some maintenance at chapel in the meantime, clear glass in vestry door and the vestibule screen, looking good!
|Next zoom meeting – 8.00pm Monday 6th July||
|These minutes were approved for circulation on 29th June.