Update on the Governments new COVID 19 regulation



The NHS COVID-19 app is currently being trialed and will launch on
Thursday 24 September in England and Wales, including QR check- in at

 QR codes will be an important way for NHS Test and Trace in
England and NHS Test, Trace, Protect in Wales to contact multiple
people if coronavirus outbreaks are identified in venues
Businesses across England and Wales like pubs, restaurant s,
hairdressers and cinemas are being urged to ensure they have NHS QR
code posters visible on entry so customers who have downloade d the new
NHS COVID-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check- in.
The move comes ahead of a national launch of the NHS COVID-19 app
across England and Wales on Thursday 24 September.
The government will be supporting business es and venues to display the
QR codes, which can be downloaded via a website to display as posters in

Following the launch of the new COVID-19 app, customers and visitors in
England will be able to check- in on entry with their phone instead of
filling out a check- in book or tool specific to a business. This will allow
NHS Test and Trace to contact customers with public health advice
should there be a COVID-19 outbreak.

In England, using QR codes will help businesses meet the new legal
requirement to record the contact details of customers, visitors and staff
on their premises.

With coronavirus cases rising in the UK in the last few weeks it is
essential business es capitalize on the benefits QR codes can bring to
protect themselves and their customers.

When someone enters a venue and scans an official QR poster, the venue
information will be logged on the user’s phone. This information will stay
on a user’s phone for 21 days and if during that time a coronavirus
outbreak is identified at a location, the venue ID in question will be sent
to all devices. The device will check if users have been at that location
and if the app finds a match, users may get an alert with advice on what
to do based on the level of risk.

The more people download and use the NHS COVID-19 app, the more it
will help us to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
With COVID-19 cases rising again across the country, the NHS COVID-19
app is a useful tool to have in the toolbox, alongside the other measures,
to combat the rise in infections.

Businesses are just one sector to be urged to use the NHS Test and Trace
system. Universities, hospitals, leisure premises, civic centres and
libraries will also be urged to display posters in communal areas such as
cafes where people are likely to congregate for more than 15 minutes
and in close proximity.

Bridge end allotments- new yearly award -winners 2020

Bridge End Allotments – Event of the Year
On Saturday 12th September 2020, a newly established event was held at Egremont Rugby Union club.
The Maxi Marrow Competition was introduced earlier on in the year by Willie Maxwell, who invited his allotment friends to enter the ‘marrow growing competition’. The participants from Egremont’s Bridge End allotments, took on the challenge of growing the heaviest marrow they could be possibly achieve. The event was initially started as a ‘bit of fun’ during the pandemic, whilst raising money for Egremont Foodbank.
Since then the trophy has proudly been named the ‘Maxi Marrow Cup’ after the Bridge End allotments longest running resident Willie ‘Maxi’ Maxwell, of Bridge End Park, Egremont. The competition claimed its first ever winner on Saturday, Roy Redshaw, who’s marrow weighed in at an astonishing 3.8kg. Catherine Maxwell, Willie’s wife, presented the trophy to the Roy, concluding this year’s event. Unfortunately for Willie, his marrow came in last place, weighing in at 1.9kg.
Roy can be seen holding his winning marrow and accepting the Maxi Marrow Cup
This event will be held every year, entry is £5, and this donation will go towards helping a local charity (overall winner chooses the local charity). The participants and event organisers would like to say a special thanks to Egremont Rugby Union club for hosting this event during these difficult times.

Egremont bowling the sport for you!

Egremont Bowling Club, a fantastic asset to the town. We are run independent of Copeland Borough Council on a voluntary basis with a committee and finance all our over heads
President Mr A Hall 01946823317
V.President Mr K Amor. 01946812440
Ladies President Mrs Percival 01946820776
Secretary Mrs S Connolly 01946824438
Treasurer Mr I Hall 07596921302
Chair person Mr P Millburn 01946822649
Committee members
Mrs M Moore 01946820700
Mr P Moore 01946820700
Mr E Connolly 01946824438
Mr E Percival 01946820776
Mrs D Timmins 01946824767
Mrs K Moffat 01946814439
Elected at every AGM
At the moment we have 41 members
Season runs April 4th to September 20th
Compete in W.Cumbria Triples League Tuesday evenings
In house competitions
Monday and Thursday “Jumble” competition
Close down day with presentations for competition winners and runner ups
2019/20 season has been disruptive both playing and financially due to COV-19
Open all week 2pm to 6pm where non members can play for £5 with “woods”provided
Tea and biscuits available for 50p
New members welcome for 2021
£35 membership
Any donations very welcome as we endeavour to keep this hidden gem afloat
We are situated at Howbank Road Smithfield

Important notice: Egremont bowling green to remain closed for the rest of the year

  Egremont bowling club and green are to remain closed to the public for the remainder of the bowling season.

  This is due to the continuing issues that have arisen with  the COVID 19 outbreak and issues around cleansing and volunteers.

  For further details please contact Egremont town council on –

   01946-820254 or email: egremontmarkethall@outlook.com

Egremont play parks reopen this Saturday

  COPELAND Council is reopening the boroughs play parks this weekend and they are encouraging the safe, responsible and considerate use of its children’s play areas when they do.

  In line with Government guidance, 14 of the council’s play areas will reopen to the public on Saturday, and a range of measures and requests have been introduced.

  The council has installed social distancing signage, and where appropriate stencilling, to encourage users to keep a safe distance apart and to respect others by queuing and managing use responsibly. Covid-19 risk assessments have been completed on each of parks, and weekly inspections of the equipment have continued throughout the closure, and will remain in place.

  The council is encouraging parents, guardians and carers to supervise their children using the facilities at all times, and to clean children’s hands before and after use. Parents, guardians and carers are also encouraged to wipe down play equipment before use. The council adds that food or drink should not be consumed in the play areas, and all litter should be disposed of appropriately.

   Play areas owned by Copeland Council that will reopen on Saturday are: Castle Park, High Street, Jericho (Whitehaven); Welfare Field (Kells); Parkland (Moresby); East Road (Lowca); Barfs Road (Distington); Jacktrees Road (Cleator Moor); Church Street (Moor Row); Orgill, Ling Road, Brisco Mount, Beck Green (Egremont).

  One play area owned by the council will not reopen on Saturday. Newlands play area at Seathwaite, Whitehaven, will remain closed due to the condition of the limited remaining play equipment, but community-led proposals to upgrade this facility are currently in development.

Important notice: ALL Egremont playparks are closed until further notice due to the Corona outbreak

Today Copeland borough council due to the Corona virus outbreak have had to take the decision to close all of the borough councils playparks- this includes ALL of the playparks in Egremont and Egremont parish, these include-

-Beckgreen skate park

-Beckerment play park

-Briscoe mount playpark

-Ling road playpark

-Moor row playpark

-Orgill playpark

-Thornhill playpark

Please ensure that you follow the government guidelines on social distancing and make sure that you do not use the playparks.

Keep safe everyone. Thank you

Egremont bowling green: April meeting and open day cancelled

Egremont bowling green have unfortunately had to cancel the open day that was due to take place at the bowling green on 4th April. This is due to the continuing Corona virus out break and is done according to the National government guidelines op containing the virus.

For details regarding playing at the bowling club and other activities please contact Alan Hall –Secretary, Egremont Town Bowling Club on -Tel. 07760 23611  or the town council office on  -Tel. 01946 820254 for further details 

The Bowling green committee have also had to cancel the meeting on  April 1st also due the  government guidelines on controlling the virus outbreak.

Egremont pupils run miles to raise charity funds

Pupils were running, walking, skipping and even moonwalking for charity this week.
West Lakes Academy in Egremont took part in the Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life Schools event for the first time this year.
It has been so well supported by students and staff that they are already considering taking part next year.
After just two days the students had clocked up over 1115 miles by doing numerous 0.25 mile laps of the course.
Finn Henderson, year 11 student, was running the race in memory of his nana.

He said: “I wanted to raise awareness of the cause and I think it is astonishing how much money we have managed to raise so far.
“I ran all the way around the course, the weather was cold but sunny.
“I felt a great sense of achievement when I completed it and felt closer to my Nana.” 

Vice principal Melissa Relph said: “I wanted to take part to support all of the students and staff who have completed it.
“It’s really important for the students to learn about the work Cancer Research UK does and it was a privilege to see so many of our students enjoying their time outside and encouraging each other to keep going.”

Poppy Wond, year 11 student, said: “I took part in the Race for Life in my PE lesson.
“I walked some of the route with my friends, it was a good opportunity to catch up while doing something good for charity. I completed the race in memory of my Granda.”
Head of PE, Ros Purdham, said: “We wanted to take part in the Schools’ Race for Life because it’s the perfect opportunity for our students to learn about the fantastic work that Cancer Research UK does and to allow them to contribute something to the cause.

Karate students complete 100 katas charity challenge

On 25th October 1936, an historic meeting was held at a meeting hall in Naha, Okinawa with a number of prominent karate masters of the time. This assembly included the likes of Choki Motobu, Chojun Miyagi, Chosin Chibana, Chomo Hanashiro, Chotoku Kyan, Juhatsu Kiyoda and Shinpan Gusukuma. As well as other important discussions and decisions made regarding the potential future of the martial arts of the Island, it was during this meeting that the term “karate” (Empty Hand) was standardised.

Thus, World Karate Day (Karate No Hi) is held every year on October 25th to commemorate the history of karate and its exponential rise in popularisation across the globe. Part of these celebrations is the 100-Kata Challenge, which is inspired by the phrase 百 練 剛 (train hard 100 times). The challenge, led by a performance on Okinawa, serves to bring karate practitioners from around the world together and strengthen our universal family bond.

This year, our 100-Kata Challenge was held at the Market Hall in Egremont and we had over 30 members (various ages and ranks) take on the challenge to help raise money for our Community Fund. This was our largest group yet and the first year we invited our junior members to join us!

We had three groups running…The first was for junior members and for those who were new to the challenge. Their aim was to complete 100 x Naihanchi Kata. The second group was for veterans and those who wanted an extra challenge. Their objective was to add 10 x burpees after every set of 10 x Naihanchi Kata (100 in total). The third group consisted of those members who are travelling to Okinawa in a couple of weeks. Their task was to complete 4 x 23 kata within the curriculum, plus 8 x weapon kata (roshaku bo), totalling 100. Then the group finished off with 100 x burpees using Tabata intervals.

For further details about classes please email Chris Denwood club founder and principle instructor – chris@eskk.co.uk or please follow the link below