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Lockdown is working, let’s keep going

Written by on 16th February 2021

We are now seeing significant and sustained falls in the infection rate across our district.

When England entered lockdown on 5 January Wychavon’s infection rate was 342 per 100,000. As of Monday morning (15 February) that had fallen to 168 per 100,000 which shows lockdown measures are working and that’s down to you and the efforts and sacrifices you are making. You can now see the daily Covid-19 figures for yourself on the Worcestershire County Council dashboard.

Our infection rate is still too high though and could easily start rising again if we start to relax. Our NHS is still under pressure so we need to see that rate continue to fall. We expect this to happen if we all continue to follow the rules.

Stay at home and only go out for essential reasons. If you have to go out, wear your face covering when indoors and keep your distance from others. Keep washing your hands regularly too.

These simple things will help to keep you and your loved ones safe but also help us get back on top of this virus and reopen society so we can get back to the people, and things, we love.

Even if you have been vaccinated, it is really important you continue to follow these basics and the rules of lockdown.

The Prime Minister will set out his roadmap for the easing of lockdown next week. That, together with the rollout of the vaccine, should give us all cause for hope that we have truly turned the corner on this virus and we are getting closer to a return to normality.

Now is not the time to give up. The end is in sight. Let’s keep going.

Cllr Bradley Thomas, Leader of Wychavon District Council


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