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Advice and guidance for shoppers, residents and visitors on how to stay Covid-safe when out and about

Below is some advice and guidance for residents, shoppers and visitors to help you when out and about.

Advice for residents and visitors

Please follow safe distancing measures and look out for signage. Also follow this advice:

  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
  • There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering however it is encouraged in crowded places.

By law you do not have to wear a face covering when visiting certain places like shops and post offices, and when in a taxi or on public transport.

Yes. Council-run toilets in Workington, Allonby and Maryport will remain open. The council asks all users to follow any covid-secure guidelines. Other toilets in the area are run by town and parish councils.

The council’s car parks remain open with users advised to use the MiPermit mobile-phone app to pay where possible, as this means they do not have to interact with the payment machines. The advantages of using the MiPermit app is that users can pay for extra parking if they find they need to stay longer than originally thought. They can also get a reminder when their parking is due to expire.

More details can be found on the council’s website .

Our markets in Cockermouth, Keswick, Workington, Wigton and Silloth are operating.

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