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Updates to the Newquay Reopening Plan

Following a review of the fourth phase of Newquay’s Re-opening Plan that came into place from 14 August in the Town Centre, the social distancing measures put in place to ensure the safety of residents and visitors to Newquay have now been reduced.

Newquay Town Council has been regularly meeting with representatives from Highways, Cornwall Council, Newquay BID, Devon & Cornwall Police and Safer Cornwall to discuss the emerging issues that have been reported, including observations from marshals, Councillors, and local residents.

The following measures have now been agreed:

Footfall has reduced since the August Bank Holiday, which allows Newquay Town Council and its partners to reduce the measures back to Phase 1 levels. This includes:

  1. A ‘Keep Right’ policy for pedestrian flows.
  2. During the key trading hours between 11am and 4pm, part of Bank Street is closed to vehicles. 
  3. Gover Lane has now been reopened and Hoopers Lane will be reopened over the next week or so.
  4. Clearly defined pedestrian lanes to enable effective distancing for all.
  5. Free to use Hand Sanitiser stations will be positioned on or near existing Public Conveniences and Council Offices
  6. Partners are also working on the Land Train reverting back to its normal route with the Pickup and Drop Off point on Bank Street from Friday 18 September, subject to confirmation of permissions and the continued reduction in footfall.

Newquay Town Council and partners are hoping to keep the reduced measures in place until 27 September 2020. They continue to monitor and review the measures proactively to ensure the Town is as safe and welcoming to visitors, residents and in-deed shoppers as possible, supporting our important businesses and wider high-street.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Town Council and its partners at the following dedicated email address: roadclosure@newquaycouncil.co.uk if you have any questions about the plan or if you have any ideas or suggestions to put forward. Thank you for following the guidance and helping to keep everyone safe.

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