NEWS | Shropshire at ‘tipping point’ in battle against COVID-19 warns council

Shropshire Council has said that the county is at a ‘tipping point’ in the battle against COVID-19.

The below statement was released by Shropshire Council earlier today:

We are now at a tipping point in our battle against COVID-19. As of yesterday (19/10/2020) Public Health England put Shropshire’s case rate at 90.4 per 100,000.

Household transmissions are a significant contributing factor to our rising case rate here in Shropshire – so that’s why we are pleading with people keep their distance from anyone they do not live with, except for close friends or family who are part of their support bubble.

If you are meeting with people outside of your social bubble:

  • Stick to a maximum group of 6 people when meeting socially – indoors or outdoors
  • Keep 2 metres apart from people that are not in your household bubble – even if you are meeting in the comfort of your own home.
  • If it is not possible to observe the 2m distance indoors, please follow other measures designed to keep you and others safe, such as wearing face coverings, opening windows and doors to increase ventilation or moving outdoors.

Every social interaction presents an opportunity for the virus to infect and spread. We are on the brink of having tougher restriction imposed on us – so by limiting our contacts, we can get our case rate down and protect our vulnerable residents.