Mendip District Council offices in Shepton Mallet re-open to public

A DISTRICT council re-opened its offices for face-to-face meetings this week.

Visitors can now head to Mendip District Council (MDC) offices in Shepton Mallet if they need to talk to staff in person.

However there will be limited opening hours, with face-to-face visits permitted from 10am until 2pm to ensure a Covid-secure environment.

Staff at the offices set up a meet and greet system so they could assess and direct queries.

Visitors are still asked to wear masks, unless they are medically exempt, and two meter social distancing remains in place in the building.

A spokesperson for MDC said: “Once Covid rates settle, the council’s opening hours will be extended further.

“However, with variants still circulating in communities, customers are encouraged to contact Mendip online or by telephone in the first instance.

“Many of our services easily allow residents to ‘self-serve’ online – where you can request, report or check information.

“You’ll find links to our online forms and systems on the relevant service webpages – mendip.gov.uk/ourservices.”

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