Mansfield residents are being urged to remain cautious and make informed decisions as England moves in to Step 4 of the Government’s roadmap.
The Prime Minister confirmed earlier this week that restrictions will be lifted on Monday 19 July 2021.
There will no longer be a legal requirement to wear face coverings, there will be no limits on the number of people you can meet and you will not need to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with.
Executive Mayor Andy Abrahams said: “ As the Prime Minister said earlier this week, sadly the pandemic is not over. Within recent weeks cases have been increasing on a daily basis and the number of people in hospital is rising too.
“We’ve come so far and it’s important that we don’t undo the good work that we’ve done. We must make informed decisions and act carefully to manage the risks to ourselves and others.
“I urge everyone to continue to wear face masks in enclosed, crowded spaces, on public transport and in health settings. Many businesses will have their own Covid measures in place and I’d ask you to respect these for your own safety and that of other customers and staff.
“If you are clinically extremely vulnerable or not yet fully vaccinated then you should continue to consider the risks of close contact with others.
"Mansfield District Council employees will continue to wear masks and socially distance and the council is asking visitors to council premises to do the same."
Residents can support the national efforts to stop the spread by getting vaccinated and by continuing to undertake regular lateral flow testing.
Anyone over the age of 18 can walk into any vaccination centre across Nottinghamshire and get their jab. For local residents and workers the Mansfield Vaccination Centre is located in the former Wickes building on Chesterfield Road South. It's open daily and this weekend you can grab a jab 7am to 10pm. Check opening times on the Nottinghamshire CCG website (opens in new window).
Lateral flow testing can be done at home by ordering online or by collecting kits from the community testing centre at Mansfield Town Football Club open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 5pm.
Mayor Andy said: “The principles of hands, face, space, fresh air are ones that we can all continue to use to help keep Mansfield safe for the long-term”.
The latest information on Covid-19 can be accessed on the council’s website.