Lockdown update: Government guide to exiting the current lockdown

The current Prime minister Boris Johnson said in the briefing on Monday February 22nd that the lockdown will be eased in four steps with a minimum of five weeks between each step.

Step one is in two parts:

On 8 March

  • all students return to schools and colleges, and school clubs can resume
  • Secondary school students will be required to wear masks in class as well as communal areas
  • People can meet one other person outside for recreation, not just exercise
  • Care home residents allowed one regular named visitor
  • Stay at home order remains in place.

29 March

  • Outdoor gatherings of up to six people or two households allowed, including meeting in private gardens
  • Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts and outdoor swimming pools allowed to reopen; organised outdoor sports can resume
  • Stay at home order ends but people encouraged to stay local wherever they can
  • Work from home wherever possible
  • No overseas travel.

2 April,

·         under step two, non-essential retail, hairdressers and nail salons will reopen

·         Gyms will reopen, along with holiday lets but only for individuals or household groups.

·         Pubs and restaurants will be allowed to serve people outdoors.


Local elections will be allowed to go ahead on 6 May.


17 May (at the earliest)

·         Most restrictions lifted on outdoor gatherings subject to rule of 30

·         Indoors rule of 6 will apply

·         Cinemas, hotels. B&B, theatres can open


No earlier than 21 June, all legal limits on social contact including weddings will be removed.

“We will reopen everything up to and including nightclubs”,

He says he hopes to lift restrictions on large events and performances “potentially using testing to reduce the risk of infection”.


Full details:


URGENT notice: Moor row playpark is temporarily closed.

Moor Row play park is currently closed to the public due to surface water issues. Our play park inspector has deemed it not currently safe for children to use. We will open the park once the surface water has subsided and it is safe to do so. Thank you for your understanding a co-operation.

Friends of the Lake District Dark Skies festival Friday 5th until Sunday 21st February

Friends of the Lake District Dark Skies festival in February. More information is available on the link below.


Or you can contact Jack Ellerby, Cumbria Dark Skies Project Officer Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal, LA9 7SS, Tel: 01539 720788

for more information

Sonia Hutchinson

Cumbria Association of Local Councils

Our contact details:

Sam  Mon – Wednesday                                           07551 678503


Sonia Mon and Tues am, Thusday Friday              07551 678497

Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) are recruiting 20 to deliver a new programme of climate science & solutions

Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) who are looking to recruit 20 volunteers across Cumbria to help them deliver a brand-new programme to boost knowledge about climate science and solutions and inspire people to take action in their own lives, funded by the Emergence Foundation.

Volunteers will run interactive sessions for their local communities, ranging from short ‘climate crash course’ sessions to conversation cafes.

By raising awareness and understanding about climate change, you’ll empower people to act and play their full part in bringing about a zero-carbon Cumbria.

You’ll receive comprehensive training to deliver these sessions in your community, and you’ll have the full support of their training coordinator. The sessions will be delivered online via Zoom, given the current pandemic restrictions.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for you to develop new skills, as well as bringing benefits to your community and playing a really important part in tackling climate change.

So if you are looking for a volunteering opportunity that will help you to increase your confidence, empower you to change things for the better, and where you can empower others follow the link for a role description which has full details about the project and the role.

You’ll also find an Expression of interest form which needs to be submitted  to CAfS by 22nd February.


Sonia Hutchinson

Cumbria Association of Local Councils

Our contact details:

Sam  Mon – Wednesday                                           07551 678503  

Sonia Mon and Tues am, Thusday Friday              07551 678497


Phoenix youth project AGM :Friday 19th February at 12pm

We invite you to join us for our first (and hopefully last) virtual Annual General Meeting here at The Phoenix Youth Project. We hope to bring a smile back to people’s faces by celebrating the achievements of the past 12 months from both our project and more importantly our young people. We expect the meeting to last around an hour. 

Topic: The Phoenix Youth Project’s Annual General Meeting 

Time: Feb 19, 2021 12:00 PM London 

Join Zoom Meeting 


Meeting ID: 874 4246 4015 

Passcode: 340222 

We hope that you can join us, find out more about what we do and help us celebrate the achievements of our young people. 

Many thanks 

Paul Rowe 

Project Manager 

The Phoenix Youth Project 

‘Winner of The Peter Scott Award for Outstanding Contribution to Charity’ 

Charity Number 1160177 

website: www.phoenixyouthproject.org.uk 

Registered Address: Cleator Moor Youth and Community Centre  

Birks Road, Cleator Moor, Cumbria, CA25 5HP  

Office Phone: 01946 814555 

Your lockdown learning toolkit: Copeland community care & learning

Your Lockdown Toolkit

With shorter days, and colder weather Winter Lockdown can feel very daunting. Copeland Community Learning and Skills have put together a series of workshops to help you not only survive but embrace the next month.

The week long selection of workshops are all 2 hours long, delivered over Zoom and are FREE to attend. Attend as many as you like and create “Your Lockdown Toolkit”.

Juggling Home Schooling, Work and Life
Monday 1st February 11am-1pm
On this workshop you will cover handy tips, guides and techniques to balance working from home, home schooling and the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Keeping Active from Home 
Tuesday 2nd February 11am-1pm
You will look at why exercise is important and give you cheap, simple, fun and effective ways to get started. You will be joined by a Physiotherapist from the NHS.

Introduction to Mindfulness
Wednesday 3rd February 10am-12pm
This workshop will give an overview of the theory and practice of Mindfulness. You will have the chance to begin to discover how Mindfulness may be relevant in your life.

Staying Connected- Zoom and Internet Security
Thursday 4th February 11am-1pm
This workshop offers an introduction to Zoom for beginners and the key issues around internet security.

Introduction to Art Journaling

Friday 5th February 11am-1pm
An introduction to creative journaling, for those who would like to de-stress their lives and learn new creative techniques.

Details of all workshops can be found online. Click on the course title to view more information and enrol online.

Alternatively to book your place email copelandclas@cumbria.gov.uk or call
01946 506416

Lockdown Learning

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We’re back in lockdown…
Take the opportunity to learn something new.
 We have some great courses starting soon. Why not join us online via Zoom and unlock your potential!

Functional Skills Maths Level 2
Tuesday 26th January 6pm-9pm

Exploring Architectural History and Design
Wednesday 27th January 6pm-8pm
£40.00 / £20.00*

Functional Skills English Level 1
Thursday 28th January 6pm-9pm

Functional Skills English Level 2
Thursday 28th January 6pm-9pm

Getting the Most out of your Apple iPad
Friday 29th February 10am-12pm

*A 50% reduction may apply if you meet certain criteria.

Details of all course can be found online. Click on the course title to view more information and enrol online.

Alternatively to book your place email copelandclas@cumbria.gov.uk or call
01946 506416

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Announcement: All events & classes in the Market hall have been cancelled and the Hall is closed

Please note- All events & classes in the Market hall have been cancelled and the Hall is closed.

No booking or classed of any kind will be taken until the national lockdown ends and we are out of tier 3 or tier 4.

Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

Thank you. Stay safe.

Egremont Covid 19 support group bring Christmas cheer and much needed support to many in the community.

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Egremont Covid 19 Group today delivered 25 Christmas parcels to people in our parish from funding from LLWR, they were made up of a £10 tray of meat from Wilsons and Napiers, a £10 box of fruit & veg from Marion’s and a tub of chocolates – we are sure this will be welcomed by every one of them and will help go towards ensuring they have enough to eat and enjoy over Christmas.
On top of this, Age Concern and Westlakes Academy ran a scheme whereby a gift was donated by a pupil from the Academy for the elderly in our parish and today we will be calling on 30 elderly people to give them a small gift to show how appreciated they are in our community and valued.Image may contain: 2 people, table and indoor
The £50 vouchers that were given out to families within the primary schools, again funded by LLWR has been a great success and we are sure that this has been a great help to these families at this time.
Our thanks must go to LLWR, Egremont Town Council and to the Co-op. Wilsons Butchers, Napiers Butchers and Marion’s who agreed to partake in this scheme and who have discreetly served customers who have a voucher and have rounded costs down to accommodate them – thank you all.Image may contain: one or more people, phone, table and indoor
Finally, in this difficult year which is not over yet – our thanks must go to all those volunteers who have assisted our Covid 19 Group in ensuring that people in our community have been looked after and have not felt isolated so to each and every one of you – a massive thank you and we hope that everyone enjoys a safe and happy Christmas and though there will be challenges ahead, we can face them together as a community.Image may contain: food
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NHS Blood and Transplant and we still need your help this Christmas and New year period

NHS Blood and Transplant and we still need your help this Christmas and New year period.

We have an upcoming blood donation session at Egremont, Town Council Market Hall on 29th January, with lots of available appointments. We would be grateful if you could help us spread the word. 

We are working closely with the rest of the NHS to keep supplying lifesaving blood to hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic and we need people to keep donating as normal. We have extra safety measures in place and every precaution is being taken to eliminate the risk of covid-19 transmission at our blood donation sessions. Having an appointment to give blood is classed as essential travel and will be exempt from any local or national travel restrictions.   

  Black, Asian and minority ethnic donors are also specifically needed right now, because:  

Some patients who receive frequent blood transfusions need blood to be closely matched to their own  

 A number of blood conditions, like sickle cell disease which is treated through blood transfusions, most commonly affect black, Asian and minority ethnic people  

 The best match typically comes from blood donors from the same ethnic background  

  While people from all communities and backgrounds do give blood, fewer than 5% of our blood donors who gave blood in the last year were from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. This is despite BAME communities representing around 14% of the population. We want to try and readdress this balance.  

Egremont Poster

 We would be very grateful if you were to communicate this message with anyone you feel may be interested in donating blood. I have also attached a poster and some social media graphics which could be displayed in your premises, posted on your channels or forwarded onto individuals to provide more information.

  Whether you are a new or regular donor, please visit blood.co.uk, download the GiveBlood app or call us on 0300 123 23 23 to book an appointment today.   

  Thank you for helping us to save lives.

We hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Merry Christmas & a happy New year to you all from Egremont town council

Egremont Town Council Councillors and Staff would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a more sociable 2021.
There is no doubt that 2020 has been the most difficult year in modern years but our community has yet again shown its resilience and ability to just get on with things.
We have seen neighbours become friends and help each other, we have witnessed time and time again people’s generosity with both their money and time but we have also seen loneliness and hardship but by matching the two we came through and we continue to do so. We will come through this stronger as a community and recognise that it’s ok to look after yourself as well as others.
We should all be proud of our community and carry our tenacity and kindness into 2021. We haven’t seen the end of the virus yet but we in Egremont and Area are better placed to continue the fight and we will overcome. Our strength in our past will help us carve a positive future.
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