Press and public

Watch the livestream

We encourage members of the press and public to watch council meetings online via the livestream rather than attend the meeting in person during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Details of the livestream will be on our website ahead of each meeting. See the Medway Council meetings calendar.

Attend in person

If you want to attend a meeting in person, you're encouraged to follow the government COVID-19 testing advice.

You'll need to confirm your attendance at the premises, either by using the NHS test and trace app or by physically signing in at the entrance, where hygiene measures will be in place. You are welcome to wear a face covering while in the meeting.

We'll ask you the following questions before we allow you into the meeting room:

  • do you have any COVID-19 symptoms?
  • in the last 10 days have you been in direct contact with anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19?  
  • have you been advised to self-isolate by NHS test and trace?

Reporting and filming

Members of the press and public are entitled to report on this meeting except where the public are excluded, as permitted by law. Reporting includes filming and recording of the proceedings and use of the internet and social media such as tweeting and blogging to report the proceedings.

If you want to film the proceedings you should contact our media team in advance on 01634 332 736 or by email at pressoffice@medway.gov.uk.

Please sit in the front row or other designated area if you wish to report on the meeting.

If you are attending and do not wish to be filmed or recorded please sit at the back of the public seating area.