Stratford-on-Avon District residents urged to follow the rules following a rise in COVID cases

Press Release

Published on 9 October 2020
Archived on 9 November 2020

With cases of COVID-19 on the rise across Stratford District, the District Council is urging residents to play their part.

Over the last week, the number of positive cases within the district continues to grow - the current 7 day rate is 94.5 per 100,000, this compares to the position last Friday before the under-reporting error of 19, the second highest in the county.

The District Council and Warwickshire Public Health are urging residents to play their part in reducing the spread of the virus by living by the rules of hands, face and space.

Residents should wash their hands regularly, wear a face covering and keep at least two metres from those they don't live with as well as getting a test if you have any symptoms.

Cllr Tony Jefferson, Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council says: "Public Health are still analysing the data to help determine what has led to the sudden increase in cases within the district.

"However, it is essential we all play our part to defeat this virus. The current rise in numbers is concerning, so we urge everyone to follow rules to keep numbers from rising further.

"To reduce the increase in cases, the rules are simple, wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering when asked to do so and keep your space from those you do not live with."

Residents are therefore urged to continue to:

  • Wash your hands regularly and when that's not possible use hand sanitiser
  • Keep at least 2 meters from people you don't live with
  • Wear a face covering in enclosed places, on public transport and in shops unless you are exempt
  • Know the symptoms of COVID-19 and book a test as soon as symptoms appear
  • Follow the rules and self-isolate if you have symptoms, if you have a positive COVID test or if you are asked to by the NHS Test and Trace service
  • Download the NHS Test and Trace App and leave your details when at social venues

    For more information and advice on staying safe, visit:

There will also be a mobile testing unit (MTU) at Stratford Leisure Centre next week on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 October. All tests must be pre-booked through Link - or by calling 119.

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

Contact: the Communications team

Last updated on 09/10/2020