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High Peak moves into the Covid high alert category

Published on 29 October 2020

The whole of High Peak is set to join Glossopdale in Tier 2 - the high alert Covid category - from 00.01 on Saturday 31 October.

The Government has announced that every area of the Borough will be subject to the greater restrictions as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise.

The new restrictions mean that people living anywhere in High Peak will no longer be able to meet other households in any indoor setting and should only travel if essential.

Councillor Anthony Mckeown, Leader of the Council, said: "Across the High Peak the infection rate continues to rise so moving into Tier 2 is a shot across our bows that we need to be strict in our observance of the guidance to help bring the number of confirmed cases down.

"We know how hard it is for everyone to have to limit social contact with friends and family but it is more important than ever that we all do what we can to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

"If we don't act now we risk even greater restrictions being introduced which is something I firmly believe we are all keen to avoid. Everyone knows the basic methods of reducing the spread - regular hand washing, wearing face coverings, making space and sticking to the 'rule of six' including children of any age.

"Along with the new high alert category measures of not meeting with other households indoors and avoiding all but essential travel, these simple steps remain our best line of defence against the virus.

"So please I urge everyone to follow the guidance and work together to bring cases down and keep the High Peak out of the very highest category which would mean the closure of some businesses."

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