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Council leader urges the borough to ‘help beat the virus’

Published on Friday, 20th November 2020

Coronavirus text message

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council leader Cllr Julie Jackson is continuing to urge local people to keep following national Coronavirus lockdown rules to help protect their Christmas.

Text messages sent by the borough council today (Friday, 20 November) to around 5,000 residents are just the latest step the council has taken to reinforce the latest Government advice and urge people to follow the guidance.

Regular Tweets update social media users on the updated advice, grants and benefits available as well as the number of cases and the current rate of infection in the borough, and residents have also been reminded of rules in force by email in the past few days.

Bin lorries will soon carry adverts reminding people of the basic rules, Warwickshire County Council have sent every household in the county - including every home in Nuneaton and Bedworth - a booklet explaining the guidance, and community workers are spreading the word to schools and shops.

Explained Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council leader Cllr Julie Jackson:

“We recognise how frustrating this lockdown is for everyone. We have to keep putting into practice the advice we have all been given, as it is based on the best knowledge of this virus.

“Too many people in our area have become seriously ill as a result of Coronavirus, and many have died after being diagnosed with it. We can only stop the virus if we all work together. We need to do all we can to remember the guidance and put it into practice all the time.”