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North Warwickshire residents encouraged to ‘do the right thing’ as we enter a second national lockdown today

Published on Thursday, 5th November 2020

Residents to follow the national guidance of staying at home unless they need to leave for food, medical reasons, exercise, education or work (if that cannot be done from home).

Cases in the borough and across Warwickshire continue to rise, North Warwickshire Borough Council has been working closely with Public Health England and other Warwickshire Districts and Borough colleagues. Data shows that household transmissions are by far the biggest cause of outbreaks, so it is vital that people follow the new guidance and do the right thing by staying at home.

Leader of the Council, Cllr David Wright said, “I know that this second lockdown is going to be extremely hard for so many people across our communities. I know we were all enjoying meeting with our families and friends once again and businesses were relishing opening their doors but in order for those times to return again soon we must follow the guidance, stay at home and avoid socialising with others outside of our households.

The safety of the public and our staff is our priority, together with providing as much support as we can to residents. We would like to repeat the essential guidance around hands, face space and the need to follow the advice about getting a test and self-isolating if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are in close contact with people showing those symptoms.

We are aware that communities are doing a lot to support themselves and we are working with partner organisations to support these efforts to help people who are self-isolating or shielding.

Finally, I want to reassure anyone who is struggling for whatever reason be it accessing food, mental health issues, homelessness, struggling with Council Tax, rent or other payments that we are here to help and they should contact the North Warwickshire Borough Council to discuss (over the phone or via the website) and we will do what we can do to assist.”