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Covid restrictions are working – please stick to them

Press Release: 18/11/2020

 
TAMESIDE residents are being urged to stick to the covid rules which are beginning to have a positive effect on reducing the local rates of transmission.
 
In the seven days to 13 November, there were 913 new cases in the borough - with a rate of 403.1 per 100,000 people. This is lower than the seven days to 12 November when there were 950 new cases with a rate of 419 per 100,000. Tameside was ranked 7th in Greater Manchester and 33rd nationally for the number of new cases.
 
However, while the rates are beginning to come down – they are still very high and there continues to be a high number of covid related hospital admissions and deaths. Everyone is urged to continue to play their part to reduce transmission and keep themselves, their loved one and the local community safe.
 
Tameside Council Executive Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington said: “It is heartening to see the restrictions – and all the personal sacrifices that come with them – are making a difference and having an impact and I want to thank everyone for playing their part in this. However, we cannot relax yet and we must not lose momentum as we need to bring the rates down much further. Tameside people are still getting very poorly and even dying from this virus.
 
“I urge everyone to keep to the spirit of the restrictions and look at what we should be doing to do the right thing and not look for loopholes and things we can get away with to bend the rules. People’s lives are at stake here and none of us wants to be the person who put someone at risk - we all have to do everything we possibly can to help protect ourselves and others.”
 
The current national Government lockdown restrictions include:
  • Staying at home, except for specific purposes such as education, work (where you cannot work from home), healthcare, shopping for essential items and outdoor exercise.
  • Not gathering with people you do not live with or who are not part of your support bubble. However you are permitted to exercise with or visit an outdoor public space such as a park or the countryside with one person from outside your household.
 
Remember - ‘Hands. Face. Space’:
  • hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult
  • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors).
 
 For further information see www.tameside.gov.uk/itworks
 
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