Day: 13 October 2020

Covid Watch – Government restrictions to control coronavirus leaves England in tiers but no local impact on Ludlow and Shropshire

The government is to introduce a three tier scheme for controlling the spread of coronavirus. Despite some reports on local media yesterday morning, Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin are at the lowest tier, the medium alert level. That means no change to restrictions from now. The rule of six will still apply and pubs will close at 10pm as now. During the last few weeks, the infection rate in the Shropshire unitary area has grown from 14 cases to 66 cases per 100,000 people over seven days. If the rate continues to increase in the next few weeks, we are likely to be pushed into the second tier, high alert level. That will outlaw all mixing indoors between different households or support bubbles, Outdoors, in public spaces and private gardens the rule of six will apply. Although people are getting tired of restrictions, we need to continue to take care.

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