Harborough District Coronavirus Update
COVID-19 case numbers are rising across the whole of the UK and in other countries. We must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most important action we can all take to fight coronavirus is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives.
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection. That is why, until Wednesday 2 December, you must:
- Stay at home, except for specific purposes
- Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes
- Close certain businesses and venues
These new measures will reduce the growth rate of the virus, which will:
- Prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed
- Ensure schools, colleges and universities can stay open
- Ensure that as many people as possible can continue to work
The new measures will apply nationally for four weeks up to Wednesday 2 December. At the end of the period, the Government has announced that we will return to a regional approach, based on the latest data.
These measures will be underpinned by law. Police and other authorities will have powers to give fines and break up gatherings.
Guidance for households with a possible or confirmed coronavirus infection is also available.
Information about local coronavirus figures can be found on Leicestershire County Council’s website
If you need support or feel a vulnerable relative or neighbour could do with some help, please visit the Harborough District Council Community Hub web page.