Strategies to open up Sidmouth: part two

To help to make Sidmouth a go-to destination as well as keeping local residents safer:

Up-grade all our public conveniences so they are ‘no-touch’.

Provide hand sanitiser.

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We need to be relooking at how our public spaces allow people some… space:

Redesigning our spaces after the coronavirus

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And something which would help is not having to touch anything:

Contactless design post-coronavirus

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The chair of the Town Council is encouraging hand sanitisers to be provided:

We’ve got to work together to reassure residents that they are safe to welcome tourists to the town. We’ve got to present a united front to potential visitors that we are a safe place to visit. That means using masks, using hand sanitiser, more signage on social distancing and enlarging pedestrian areas.

Strategies to open up Sidmouth

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Meanwhile, public toilets in Sidmouth are opening:

Ten of 26 public toilets in East Devon ‘to reopen by May 22’ | eastdevonnews.co.uk

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A correspondent has contacted the VGS:

You were recently asking for ideas for Sidmouth for the future, coming out of Covid-19 lockdown.

One really important one will be to up-grade all our public conveniences so they are ‘no-touch’ with sensor taps, fully self-cleaning cubicles and/or bathroom attendants perhaps, or at least have single-use paper towels for turning off taps, and good soap dispensers. Also -‘no-touch’ exits from cubicles and facilities.

As an interim measure – we could provide hand sanitiser ( high alcohol %) in a dispenser outside the door.

That will help to make Sidmouth a go-to destination as well as keeping local residents safer.

Before and after lockdown in Sidmouth: questionnaire results

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