World News – GB – Part of Cumbria to move to ‘level 2’ of Covid-19 restrictions


These advertisements allow local businesses to present themselves to their target audience – the local community

It is important that we continue to promote these ads as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these difficult times

Part of Cumbria will drop to ‘level 2’ of Covid-19 restrictions on Saturday, banning mixing of households inside

It was announced today that Barrow is set to move up to Level 2 from midnight on Saturday, amid a frightening rise in the Borough’s infection rate that has placed him in the top 15 regions from England for new cases of Covid-19

The region is currently registering 200 new cases per 100,000 people per week, and 54 patients with Covid-19 are currently in Furness General Hospital

The government’s imposition of stricter foreclosure measures means that from Saturday it will be illegal for households to mix in an indoor environment

Pubs and restaurants are allowed to stay open, but mixing of households is not allowed inside, and the 10pm curfew remains in place for all venues

The introduction of stricter legal restrictions on household mixing was requested last week by Cumbria County Council, which publicly asked the government to put the restrictions in place to reduce rising infection rates in the district

Today’s announcement by Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been welcomed by those leading the response to Covid-19 in the county

Cumbria County Council Chief Stewart Young, who is also chairman of the Regional Outbreaks Council, said: ‘This is the right decision and ideally it would have come sooner

« The Barrow infection rate continues to rise and it is so important that people follow the new rules that come into force

« There is now an opportunity to bring the spread of the virus under control, if we don’t we will undoubtedly see a further increase in the level of risk and even more restrictive local lockdowns

« I urge everyone to take action to protect themselves, their family and the community »

Cumbria County Council public health consultant Matt Saunders added: ‘If everyone follows the new rules it can make a difference, preventing further disruption, illness and death.

« But we all need to act now and take responsible and sensible steps to reduce the risk of spreading or catching Covid-19

« The new rules are very clear, but in general, any steps people can take to limit their social contact and mingle with others, besides wearing masks in closed public spaces, and outdoors if it’s busy, and washing your hands regularly will have an impact  »

Cumbria Deputy Police Chief Andrew Slattery said: ‘With the elevation of the Barrow area to Level 2 status a number of different restrictions will come into effect

« We ask everyone to familiarize themselves with these new measures and to ensure that they comply with them

“Police officers have an important role to play in making sure people comply with the restrictions so that they can take effect and reduce the number of people with Covid-19 The community of Barrow has been fantastic throughout this difficult year and we hope we will not have to issue fixed penalty tickets

« However, anyone who deliberately breaks the rules can expect to receive a fixed fine. Help us remove the virus now and prevent any further restrictions from entering  »

Councilor Ann Thomson, head of Barrow Borough Council, called the situation in the borough « extremely worrying »

« The number of infections has continued to rise in Barrow since the government demanded action last week, » she said

« We are in an extremely worrying situation The coronavirus is a deadly virus and lives are at stake

« It is essential that each of us follow the rules to limit its spread and protect our loved ones, our families, our friends, our neighbors and our communities. »

This website and associated journals adhere to the Independent Press Standardization Organization’s Editors’ Code of Practice If you have a complaint about editorial content related to inaccuracy or intrusion, please contact ‘editor here If you are not satisfied with the answer provided, you can contact IPSO here

© Copyright 2001-2020 This site is part of Newsquest’s audited local newspaper network A company Gannett Newsquest Media Group Ltd, Loudwater Mill, Station Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP10 9TY | 01676637 | Registered in England & Wales

Cumbria, Barrow-in-Furness, Coronavirus

News from around the world – GB – Part of Cumbria to move to ‘level 2’ of Covid-19 restrictions


Donnez votre avis et abonnez-vous pour plus d’infos

Vidéo du jour: