By Sammie Jones-
Corby Borough Council has issued out a polite warning to it residents to follow government guidance ‘extremely closely’ to avoid a local lockdown.
The government and Public Health England have raised concerns about the number of Covid-19 cases in the borough.
The council which has made clear that the number of positive cases in Corby are still low, warned that increasing numbers of Covid-19positive tests could see it face a lockdown if numbers continue to rise.
Over the last two weeks, while most other places in the country have reported decreases in numbers, Corby has seen a rise in positive cases.
Residents are being asked to limit contact with others outside your household or bubble
The two metres 2 metres rules applies as a fundamental requirement in all enclosed spaces, and use a face covering where you are less than 2 metres apart
Residents are advised to avoid using public transport or car sharing and wear a face covering if you cannot avoid this. If you have Covid-19 symptoms, however mild, stay at home, self-isolate and get tested. Avoid meeting those outside of your household or bubble in an indoor space.
Residents are advised not share items with others outside of your household or bubble.
Leader for Corby Borough Council,
It is disappointing that Corby is in this position, but it is important now to remain positive and continue to follow the government’s guidance closely to avoid a local lockdown. All residents are urged to wear their face covering when entering shops, wash hands thoroughly and if you have symptoms, even if they are mild, please ensure you get tested and self-isolate if necessary.