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Stay safe this Easter

Published on Wednesday, 31st March 2021

lit's do the right thing for Nuneaton and Bedworth

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is asking residents to continue to do the right thing for the borough this Easter.

As Covid restrictions begin to ease, people will be understandably eager to meet up with friends and loved ones over the holiday and enjoy the nice weather, but the council is asking residents to please be cautious.

Although some rules have changed, many restrictions remain in place:

  • Only socialise indoors with people you live with or who are in your support bubble
  • Up to six people or two households can meet outside
  • Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble
  • Work from home if you can and only travel when necessary
  • If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home

The council is also emphasising that people should continue to wear a face covering and wash hands regularly. People should follow the guidance at all times, even if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

To pick up infections early or cases with no obvious symptoms and help limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, residents across Warwickshire, especially those who are required to work outside their home in contact with others should aim to take a community lateral flow test twice a week, roughly 3-4 days apart. People are also encouraged to use workplace testing programmes where they exist. For more information on community testing click here

Brent Davis, Executive Director of Operations for Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council says:

“We know there is much excitement at the prospect of more freedom, but we are asking our residents to please be cautious and remember that the pandemic is not over yet.

“With cases in Europe rising and a potential risk from new variants, we must all do our part to ensure that we can continue safely along the roadmap out of the pandemic.

“The people of Nuneaton and Bedworth have done a great job so far in helping to bring cases down, please let us not take our eye off the ball and undo all the hard work that has been achieved so far.

“There are many people still waiting for their first vaccination or for their second, so we need to remain cautious. Please enjoy your Easter break, stick to the rules and stay safe.

“We would also just like to give a polite reminder and ask that if you are planning on enjoying the sun and visiting one of our wonderful parks or green spaces, to please not leave rubbish, bottles, or food behind. If a bin is full, please take your rubbish home and dispose of, or recycle it, appropriately.

“Thank you to everyone sticking to the rules and enjoy a wonderful Easter.”

For further information on the latest COVID-19 guidelines go to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do#march-whats-changed