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Caution urged as Covid restrictions ease

Published 20 July 2021

With Covid restrictions set to end on Monday, people and businesses across the High Peak are being urged to minimise their risks of infection.

The Government has confirmed that stage 4 of the roadmap to unlocking will go ahead as planned from 19 July with the emphasis moving to personal responsibility to keep ourselves and each other safe.

Councillor Anthony Mckeown, Leader of High Peak Borough Council, said: "The lifting of restrictions is something many of us have been waiting for and will welcome as we learn to live with Covid.

"However, we've all seen the sharp rise in the number of people infected as a result of the more transmissible Delta variant - and the numbers continue to increase in High Peak. So, even as restrictions ease, I must urge caution.

"Since the start of the pandemic, we've all done our best together with the vaccination programme to curb transmission. This has now brought us to this point where the Government has removed some of the current restrictions.

"Our local businesses and organisations are responding to the changes in their own way, and for some places, some measures will remain in place. I'd urge local residents to continue to show their care and concern for others that will help us manage how we maintain our freedoms whilst managing the risks.

"So, please enjoy the return to our new normal, but with safety and the welfare of our families, friends and everyone in our communities in mind. Let's all keep doing what we can to help curb transmission - it benefits us all."

Regular testing and taking up the vaccine when offered are just some of things everyone can all do to help protect ourselves and others.

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