Services providing support to those living with a disability in East Suffolk have been given an extra boost following a decision to increase council funding for two established organisations.
Three projects in East Suffolk have benefited from funding through the Suffolk Inclusive Growth Investment Fund (SIGIF) programme, established by Suffolk’s Public Sector Leaders as part of their response to Covid-19.
To support the Covid-19 vaccination programme, East Suffolk Council will continue to offer free parking for healthcare staff working in vaccination centres across East Suffolk.
Suffolk businesses are being encouraged to protect themselves by getting their staff tested for COVID-19 twice a week, as part of a new campaign launched today by Suffolk County Council.
Businesses in East Suffolk, operating across all sectors, have been working diligently to comply with the legal requirements necessitated by Covid-19, helping to keep their customers, staff and the wider community safe.
From today (Monday 29 March), the Government’s ‘stay at home’ rule has been lifted, although many restrictions remain in place and Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council, has stressed the importance of sticking to the rules and using common sense to stay safe and well.
In an open letter, the Leader and Chairman of East Suffolk Council have paid tribute to those who have lost their lives in the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as recognising the huge efforts made by East Suffolk communities over the last year.
Businesses in East Suffolk are being reminded that they must adhere to the national restrictions set out by the Government in response to Covid-19 after the owner of a restaurant was fined £1,000 for failing to close his business, risking the safety of staff and customers.