Ryhall Parish Council has re-opened the two cemeteries in the village. They had been closed following Government demands during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Those responsible for managing cemeteries had been told to ensure these areas were kept closed to members of the public, except for funerals or burials, but this changed following the announcement on Saturday by Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick.
Ryhall Village Hall and the Meadows Playing Fields play area remain closed.
The Church of England has ordered the closure of all church buildings which in Ryhall are the parish church of St John and the Methodist Chapel.
Here is an update:
The two cemeteries in Ryhall remain open.
Gordon Brown, Cabinet Member for Environment at Rutland County Council, says: “People can make private visits. Social distancing guidelines still apply and must be followed at all times. It is important that everyone continues to minimise the amount of time they spend outside their home. When you do go out, please make sure you stay at least two metres away from anyone who isn’t a member of your household.”
Ryhall Village Hall is closed for the duration of the Coronavirus outbreak. The hall management say this will last until official advice changes. To rebook or claim a refund on an existing booking, please contact Anne Virgin on 01780 754621 or 07751 098996. You can also email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via the hall website, ryhallvillagehall.co.uk
The council has closed the play area on Ryhall Meadows Playing Fields for public safety.
Please note that children and adults must not use any of the play or gym equipment, the tennis courts and football pitches until further notice.
It has been observed by villagers that the play area is still being used, despite the obvious risk associated with the spread of the Covid-19 virus and human contact in public areas.
The council imposes the closure with regret, but is following Government advice for the well-being of the community and to protect the elderly and vulnerable.
The council asks villagers to be responsible.
Exercise and dog walking is permitted with the following restrictions:
Please follow Government advice about gatherings (no more than two people), self-distancing (two metres apart on the fields) and for exercise, only take just one walk, run or cycle a day.
These measures have been put in place to protect the NHS from being overwhelmed by people who will need treatment after catching Covid-19. We all need to abide by them for the benefit of all.