From Dr Bruce Laurence – Director of Public Health, B&NES on 14th January
We’ve seen a rapid rise in the number of Covid cases across Bath and North East Somerset. The Clutton, Pensford, and Temple Cloud areas are particularly high, with a rate of over 800 new cases per 100,000 in the week ending 6th January. This is mostly in people aged between 20-59 – those of working age. We are asking you to work with us urgently to contain this rise in cases.
We urgently need to amplify the message that residents in these areas, as elsewhere, must stay at home and leave only for essential purposes such as:
- Work – where it is unreasonable for you to do your job from home
- Absolutely necessary shopping
- Health care
It is against the law to meet socially with family and friends, unless they are part of your household or support bubble. People cannot leave home for recreational or leisure purposes such as sitting in a park or a social meeting.
We appreciate your help in reinforcing these messages. We can only control this together.
Please contact us if you have any further suggestions for this or wish to feedback your local knowledge on how we can support residents in driving cases down. More information can be found at www.bathnes.gov.uk/coronavirus.
The Community Wellbeing Hub can also help with food, medicines and other support. It can be contacted on 0300 247 0050.