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Council Leader welcomes easing of restrictions this week

Published on Wednesday, 21st July 2021

Cllr David Wright

North Warwickshire Borough Council Leader Councillor David Wright has welcomed the lifting of most of the COVID 19 legal restrictions from 19th July

The Borough Council has been working with communities and businesses to help prepare for this change. The Council however is urging people to continue to come forward for the vaccine as fully vaccinated people will be subject to fewer restrictions as the country moves into the next phase of living with COVID. People will have to isolate less and may be able to visit places and events much more easily if they are fully vaccinated.

Cases are very high currently in the Borough however whilst the numbers of people needing hospital care are rising the levels are relatively low. The Council continue to advise people to take the necessary precautions to try to avoid catching the virus, particularly asking residents to continue to test for COVID and isolate if their tests are positive.

Vaccination rates are above the national average and the Borough is the most vaccinated in Warwickshire but take up rates have slowed and the Council is therefore urging all groups to come forward for the jab, particularly the 18-30 age group where take up is not yet at the levels of older groups.

Councillor David Wright said:

“We have been looking forward to this day since the start of the pandemic and I again pay tribute to the resilience of our communities in North Warwickshire and the way residents have supported each other. North Warwickshire Borough Council will continue to offer help to those who need it.

Cases are high at the moment and we need to ensure we drive those figures down, not least through urging people to take the vaccine. Anyone who has not yet had the jab should come forward as soon as they can.

I’m delighted to see that the numbers experiencing serious illness as a result of this virus has reduced very significantly. I would still urge people to do all they need to avoid to virus and to take the vaccine.  From the 16th August people will find it much easier to get back to all the things we’ve missed – travel, meeting up with people, attending events – if they have been vaccinated and I would particularly hate to see our young people miss out merely as a result of not coming forward for the vaccine.”