covid cases

Covid-19 Update

Latest government figures show that the rate of Covid-19 infection in our area remains high at 408 cases per 100,000 people. This is more than twice the level of infection across the wider south west (186 per 100,000 people) and significantly higher than England as a whole (256 per 100,000). You can find the latest figures for different areas and see the local picture at Daily summary | Coronavirus in the UK (

As we move into autumn and winter, we all need to continue doing what we can to keep ourselves and each other safe, to reduce case numbers and to lessen the burden on our NHS and social care services.

There are no laws requiring particular measures now and it can be frustrating to see people apparently oblivious to the pandemic. However, please continue to do your bit and:

  • Get both jabs as soon as you can;
  • Meet people in the fresh air when possible;
  • Wear a face covering in crowded places;
  • Keep washing and sanitising hands;
  • Use the NHS track and trace app;
  • If you have Covid symptoms, isolate immediately and book a PCR test;
  • Take twice weekly Lateral Flow tests if you have no symptoms.

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