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“It’s the risk to the elderly and vulnerable that’s the worry”: plea for people to stay safe this weekend

Friday, September 11, 2020

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People in Stockton-on-Tees are being urged to do their bit to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) this weekend.

The call comes after this week’s COVID-19 data ‘dashboard’ for the Borough revealed another increase in case numbers.

And a number of other areas in the region – where case rates are higher – have been identified by the Government as either areas of “concern” or “enhanced support”.

“It’s the risk to elderly and vulnerable people that’s the main worry,” said Councillor Bob Cook, Leader of the Council and Chair of the Borough’s Local Outbreak Engagement Group (LOEG).

“COVID-19 has not gone away. We’re still seeing new cases every day and our numbers have been increasing. We don’t want to see the virus spreading to people whose lives are most likely to be put at risk if they get it.

“So I repeat, we all need to do our bit and we need to do it now.”

READ: 5 ways you can help flatten spike in Stockton-on-Tees COVID-19 cases

Meanwhile, parents, carers and businesses can find a host of helpful information on the Council’s website.

The information for parents and carers includes answers to questions such as “What happens if there’s a positive case of COVID-19 in a school?” and can be found at www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus/schoolsandchildcare.

And there’s information for all kinds of businesses in all kinds of settings – from hospitality and warehouses to soft plays and offices – on the website at www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus/businesssupport.

You can keep up with all Coronavirus (COVID-19) related developments in the Borough via the Council’s webpage www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus.

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