On Wednesday 7 October councils across Nottinghamshire urged residents to take extra precautions and stop mixing households to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.
The request was jointly issued by Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City Council ahead of further restrictions to be announced by the Government next week.
Mayor Andy Abrahams said: “On Monday, it is expected that Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will face new, more stringent restrictions. Although the detail of those restrictions is still unknown, I am urging local residents to err on the side of caution and take urgent action to protect their families.
"Mansfield has the lowest infection rate in the county and credit should go to the people of this district for helping to keep cases lower by following the Hand Face Space - Keep Mansfield Safe messages.
"But unfortunately this virus does not respect boundaries, rates continue to increase and if we don’t go in this together with our county partners we may find ourselves in a worse situation within a couple of weeks.
"Everyone has to play their part in tackling and suppressing this virus."
At a media conference today, the Directors for Public Health for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire confirmed official statistics showing that the county now has an infection rate of 111.9 per 100,000 with the city rate peaking at 692 per 100,000 making it the highest rate in any city in England.
Public health leaders believe the rising level of infections is due to community transmission across age groups and that county-wide restrictions are needed to protect vulnerable people.
For now Mansfield District Council is urging residents to:
- Not mix with other people outside of your own household or support bubble.
- Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds or more
- Wear a face covering where needed
- Maintain social distancing
- If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 then self-isolate, get tested and seek further advice on the NHS website (opens in new window).
Further announcements are anticipated on Monday 12 October. Please use these trusted sources for more information on Covid-19:
and the Coronavirus page on our website.