Maldon District Council to Stream Meetings and Include Limited Attendance
Maldon District Council allows members of the public to attend meetings following the relaxation of Covid rules.
14:40 02 February 2022
Maldon District Council is now allowing members of the public to attend council meetings as Covid-related restrictions ease.
Council bosses used emergency powers to make the ruling but clarifies limited access, with just six spaces available which need to be booked in advance. However, an overflow room will also be made available to allow more members of the public to watch the meeting streamed onto a screen.
Council spokesman Richard Holmes said: “The council chamber has limited public space, some of which has been used for equipment to enable web streaming throughout the time restrictions have been in place and for future use.
“We are able to accommodate six members of the public in the chamber and will provide an overflow room for viewing too.
"Spaces will be allocated to members of the public who have registered first and then on a first come, first served basis.
“We invite all members of the public attending meetings to wear a face covering and complete a lateral flow test for the safety of themselves and others.
“We will continue to run the YouTube stream during this period and encourage the public to view the meetings live in this way visiting maldon.gov.uk/watchlive.