Public toilets reopen across west Oxfordshire after main lockdown

Public loos reopened in west Oxfordshire today (Monday).

By Roseanne Edwards
Monday, 15th June 2020, 2:43 pm
Updated Monday, 15th June 2020, 3:32 pm
Cllr Norman McRae
Cllr Norman McRae

West Oxfordshire District Council says new safety measures have been established, including social distancing markers on both the inside and the outside of the toilets and the main entrance doors of the traditional toilet blocks will be propped open to reduce the possibility of contamination.

Some of the cubicles will be closed to help maintain social distancing and when the toilets are being cleaned they will be temporarily closed while the work is carried out.

Anyone who does use the toilet facilities is reminded that they do so at their own risk. They are also advised to maintain social distancing at two metres apart, to use hand sanitiser before entering and to wash their hands thoroughly afterwards.

Cllr Norman MacRae, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “With shops and town centres reopening we have respnded by getting our toilet services back up and running in a way which is as safe as possible.

“It is also an important piece of the jigsaw as we welcome more visitors to the area and kickstart the economy.”

All toilets cost 20p to use. Disabled access with a RADAR key is free. The district's 12 public toilet sites around west Oxfordshire are managed and maintained by Healthmatic.

Full details of the toilet locations, facilities, opening times and charges can be viewed on the council website here.