Erewash residents have been urged to continue to play their part in the fight against the coronavirus as the borough faces its first full week in the government’s Tier 2 high alert category.
The borough’s move to the high Covid alert level was announced by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, and came into force on Saturday at 12.01am after a surge in Coronavirus cases.
Erewash Borough Council has appealed to residents to take the ‘high alert’ level seriously and follow the tighter ‘lockdown’ rules to help stop the spread of the virus.
Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of the Council, has told residents that while the news is disappointing, moving to the higher level was ‘absolutely the right thing to do’.
“We all need to see this as a wake-up call and must pull together to reverse the numbers and work together to keep each other safe,” she says.
“I understand some people don’t agree with the restrictions, but my appeal is that right now it is crucial that we are one united community that takes our responsibilities seriously. We must think of others, particularly the vulnerable.
“It’s going to be a challenging winter, but we do not want to see Erewash move to the highest Tier 3 alert. We can all do our best to stop that by following the guidelines.”
The government’s extra restriction on Erewash are due to be reviewed after four weeks. Full details on the restrictions and three-tier levels can found at the government’s website www.gov.uk