28th Oct, 2020

'We must act now to stop the spread or risk being in next tier' - Bromsgrove Council leader

Tristan Harris 13th Oct, 2020 Updated: 14th Oct, 2020

BROMSGROVE Council leader Coun Karen May has made an impassioned plea to people to start adhering the Covid-19 regulations or risk the district being put in the most severe category of the Government’s three-tier strategy.

Despite the Prime Minister’s announcement last night the district has seen no change to the current restrictions – bars and pubs stay open until the 10pm curfew and the Rule of Six still applies.

People from separate households can continue to meet each other.

In neighbouring Birmingham, people are unable to meet with people who are not in their households, even in pubs and restaurants. The Rule of Six only applies in private gardens.

The higher restrictions apply to areas where the infection rate is 100 in 100,000 or above – Bromsgrove’s is currently at 80 and rising.

Coun May said there was no getting away from the fact that number had to come down and only be people taking responsibility and looking after Bromsgrove’s communities would that happen.

“It’s about people doing the simple things – keeping their distance from others, reducing who they mixed with, wearing face coverings and washing their hands regularly.

“People should also limit their journeys outside the district where possible.

“If we get put into that higher tier it is going to be hard to get back out – we need to act now before it is too late.”

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