COVID-19 cases rise across Warwickshire
Following the Government announcement to delay step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown until Monday 19 July, Warwickshire residents are being urged to continue to do the right thing to protect each other.
The rules of hands, face, space and fresh air still apply and indoor gatherings remain restricted to six people or two households. People should be taking regular tests to monitor the spread of the virus and getting both vaccine doses as soon as they can.
Over the last few weeks COVID-19 cases have been rising across the county with Warwickshire now at 48 cases per 1,000. Whilst this may seem low compared to the previous peak in March 2021, the figures are going up. This is also the picture nationally and regionally with a rise the Delta variant playing a key role.
The advice that was given at the start of the pandemic is just as important today as it was then. Wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering in public places, keep a social distance from those you do not live with, and ensure that you open windows and doors when you have visitors in your home. This advice is key in preventing the spread.
The vaccine uptake is also playing a key role and anyone eligible for a vaccine is encouraged to book their first and second jabs when invited. However, as with many vaccines, just because you are vaccinated, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still catch the virus or spread it. So, the advice of hands, face, space and fresh air remains key.
For more information go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk