Friday 15th May 2020
As we come to the end of the 8th week of Lockdown, we now look forward with interest to the NI Executive’s ‘Pathway to Recovery’, the document of which the committee of Decorum NI will be taking its guidance.
The Chair’s letter that went to all members on 26th March 2020 gave an initial date of the 8th June – 12 weeks – as the point at which a review would be done by Decorum NI but this has now been superseded by the Pathway to Recovery document. The document outlines a 5 Step approach and we will see the first movement towards Step 1 beginning on Monday 18th May with the opening of Garden Centres, Recycling Centres and marriage for the terminally ill being implemented.
Angling alone or with family members on Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) 91 fishing facilities. The car parks will not be able to open immediately so it will be for anglers to stay local and do their angling at a local level. No dates being given in the document is very deliberate and parts of each Step will be introduced gradually.
It looks that Decorum NI is at the Step 5 point!! It would be advisable to print off this document and you will find it here – https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/publications/coronavirus-executive-approach-decision-making? The one big decision that we await, and which will be of interest to many of our members, is what happens when the 12 weeks are up for those Shielding!
IN THE MEANTIME, ALL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES AND DROP IN CENTRE AT DECORUM NI REMAIN CANCELLED AND CLOSED. THE CORONAVIRUS COMMITTEE CONTINUE TO MEET EACH WEEK BY VIDEO LINK AND KEEP ABREAST OF THE GUIDANCE BEING PROVIDED BY GOVERNMENT. THE APPEAL REMAINS THE SAME – PLEASE, PLEASE STAY AT HOME IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY AND OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES! PLEASE ALSO ONLY LISTEN TO REPUTABLE MEDIA ON WHAT THE SITUATION IS IN NI.
AND DON’T FORGET, WE ARE STILL HERE TO SUPPORT YOU IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE SO KEEP IN TOUCH. PLEASE CHECK FACEBOOK AND EMAILS REGULARLY FOR UPDATES! THIS UPDATE WILL BE ABOUT GIVING INFORMATION AS OPPOSED TO DATES OF EVENTS/ACTIVITIES. When Decorum NI gets a definitive date for opening, you will be the first to know as the Chair will contact you all personally by letter/card!
- PLEASE SEE THE LATEST FROM THE PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORITY AT – https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/covid-19-coronavirushttps://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-what-situation-northern-ireland