24th Nov, 2020

Surge in Stratford covid cases prompts reminder to follow rules

A SURGE in covid cases across Stratford district has prompted a reminder to residents to continue following restrictions.

Stratford District Council is urging residents to play their part in reducing the spread as the number of positive cases in the district continues to grow. The current seven 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 live by the rules of hands, face and space to help prevent the spread.

Residents should wash their hands regularly, wear a face covering and keep at least two metres from people they don’t live with. Those with symptoms should self-isolate and book a test as soon as possible. Residents are also asked to download the NHS Test and Trace App.

Stratford District Council leader Tony Jefferson said: “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.”

There will be a mobile testing unit at Stratford Leisure Centre tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday October 14. All tests must be pre-booked through www.nhs.uk or by calling 119.

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk for more advice and guidance.

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