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Social Distancing

Creating safer places in Babergh and Mid Suffolk

From 4 July, hospitality businesses will be able to join newly opened non-essential retail businesses and welcome customers for the first time in 15 weeks. Find out more about the latest coronavirus Government guidance and support available.

The guidance for social distancing has also been amended and where 2 metre distances cannot be maintained, the guidance now recommends keeping ‘1 metre plus’ distance. Despite this change, it is important that we do provide spaces for social distancing to limit the continued threat and spread of Covid-19.

Support for town and parish councils 

We have produced resources to help town and parish councils as they identify requirements in their own areas:

Downloadable posters

We have also created a series of downloadable posters with guidance and reminders to help maintain social distancing:

Access to playgrounds

Following Government guidance, we are currently carrying out risk assessments at over 50 play areas that we manage across the Babergh and Mid Suffolk. The play areas and outdoor gyms will remain closed until the sites have been assessed and necessary measures implemented to ensure they can open safely.

You can read the Government guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms here

Latest news

Read the Suffolk-wide Framework Announcement

Read the latest 'Safer Places' announcement from the Suffolk Reliance Forum

Additional Resources and Guidance

Additional resources and guidance about social distancing and preparing to reopen business are available:


If you have any queries about social distancing at your business please call 0300 1234000 and select option 7 or email the Social Distancing team.