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North Warwickshire Borough council offers support to residents in third national lockdown

Published on Tuesday, 12th January 2021

Cases in the borough and across Warwickshire continue to rise

Residents must follow the national guidance of staying at home unless they need to leave for food, medical reasons, one hour of exercise, or work (if that absolutely cannot be done from home). Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and children on critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early years settings remain open.

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 to analyse the data and investigate causes of spread.

Leader of the Council, Cllr David Wright said, “I am acutely aware of how hard this lockdown will be for so many people across our communities but the we must all follow the guidance. 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 also have a community testing site set up in Water Orton and would like to encourage those that still need to leave their homes for work to access these tests on a regular basis even if they remain symptom free.

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

All those hundreds of business effected by the latest lockdown you will be pleased to hear that we will processing the latest grants as soon as possible. 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.”