Safer public spaces in Lichfield District

We have put together a local policy for how we will promote safer urban centres and green spaces as the country starts emerging from lockdown.

The safer urban centres and green spaces policy sets out how we, working in partnership, will help make public places as safe as possible.

It includes ten specific measures we will put in place, including:

  • Provide increased signage to help inform social distancing measures and reduce the risk of transmission of the virus.
  • Put in place enhanced and additional cleaning regimes for public toilets, street furniture and other community facilities.
  • Encourage people seeking to use our car parks to use the pay by phone payment method.
  • Restrict the number of people who can access public lifts at any one time to two people (or a family group where it includes children).
  • Promote the use of cycle racks across Lichfield city and elsewhere in the district.
  • Permit the use of temporary markings on the ground including within Lichfield city to help demarcate social distancing separations.
  • Encourage business owners to adopt suitable measures to enable people safely to access business premises. 
  • Work with private landlords of commercial/retail property to put in place suitable safeguards for customers and staff.
  • Work with partners such as Lichfield City Council, Burntwood Town Council and Staffordshire County Council to consider ways to enable people to access key centres and green spaces and move safely around these locations maintaining social distancing.
  • Put in place queueing systems at toilets and cafés serving our parks to maintain a safe environment.