Let’s Get Back Safely……
Written by Community Editor on 27th March 2021
|The infection rate in our district has now fallen to levels we have not|
seen since last September (you can see the figures for yourself on the Worcestershire Coronavirus dashboard). This is down to the sacrifices you
have all made since January. As we start to come out of lockdown we
must be cautious. There is still every chance the virus could make a comeback again, even with the success of the vaccine rollout. The lockdown
easing road map will only happen as planned if we stick to the rules at
each stage and only do as much as we are allowed to do. This week we
have marked the one year anniversary of the first national lockdown. We have reflected on the lives lost, the hardships we have all faced and gave thanks for the dedication of our NHS and other key workers. Let’s not
wreck it now. Let’s get back to the things we love safely.
Cllr Bradley Thomas, Leader of Wychavon District Council
Lockdown easing – step one, part two
The second part of step one of the Prime Minister’s lockdown easing road map begins on Monday 29 March.
From that date:
- You can meet outdoors either in a group of six (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include existing support bubbles, if eligible)
- You can take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people (outdoor sports venues and facilities will be able to reopen)
- Childcare and supervised activities will be allowed outdoors for all children
- Formally organised parent and child groups will be able to take place outdoors for up to fifteen attendees. Children under five will not be not counted in this number
From 1 April, if you have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable you will no longer be advised to shield. However, you should continue to take extra precautions to protect yourself. It is important you continue to keep the number of social interactions you have low and try to limit the amount of time you spend in settings where you are unable to maintain social distancing.
Read the full details of the lockdown easing road map including changes proposed in later months. All this depends on certain tests and criteria being met including keeping the infection rate low.
You can also watch this lockdown easing explainer video.