Published on 27 October 2020
With cases continuing to rise across the county, Director of Public Health, Dr Shade Agboola is urging residents to play their part and do the right thing for Warwickshire.
With cases continuing to rise across the county, Warwickshire County Council's Director of Public Health, Dr Shade Agboola is urging residents to play their part and do the right thing for Warwickshire to stop further restrictions being put in place.
With the introduction of the national three tier system, several areas across the West Midlands including Birmingham and Coventry have been placed in Tier 2 - with a Local Covid Alert Level of High. This means that in those areas:
With the 7-day average rate across Warwickshire reaching highs of 199.6 per 100,000 in the Warwick District, 122.2 in the Stratford District, 165.5 in Nuneaton and Bedworth, 222.2 in north Warwickshire and 133.1 in Rugby, the chances that the County will be escalated to Tier 2 to join neighbouring authorities is increasing on a daily basis (data date 23rd October).
Warwickshire's County Council's Director of Public Health, Dr Shade Agboola said:
"We know that the pandemic has pretty much taken over 2020 and many people have had enough and are now questioning the value of wearing face coverings, maintaining social distance and washing their hands regularly, but we're now at a tipping point similar to March, which is something we simply can't ignore if we don't want Warwickshire to move into Tier 2.
"Our main priority now is to stop the rise in cases, hospital admissions?and ultimately deaths from COVID-19.??With the flu season upon us, this is going to be a real challenge as it adds increased pressure on local health services and the NHS. So I am urging all residents regardless of your age, to follow the guidance and to take the rise in cases more seriously to protect all those we care about within our own families, our local communities and our NHS colleagues, who have been working relentlessly throughout the pandemic to keep us safe. Only by acting now and working together can we make a difference and stop Warwickshire moving into Tier 2."
Remember, if you live in a Tier 2 authority area, you must still follow Tier 2 guidelines when visiting an area in Tier 1. If you are living in Tier 1 and travel to a different part of the country, please ensure that you follow the guidelines set for that area.
To help protect communities and keep numbers from rising, please continue to:?
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575