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Leader's statement on end of restrictions

Published Monday 19 July, 2021
Last updated on Monday 19 July, 2021

Following the ending of most restrictions brought in to combat the spread of Covid-19, the leader of Swale Borough Council is calling for people to use their common sense to keep each other safe.

Cllr Roger Truelove, leader of the council, said:

“We have to recognise that the Government has removed practically all of the regulations introduced to stop the spread of the Covid virus.

“However, we are acutely conscious that infection rates are rising rapidly, so that our latest figures for Swale were reported at 285 per 100,000 yesterday, and continue to rise.

“In many settings we need people to use their common sense and maintain the need for social distancing, wearing masks and following good hygiene practices.

“Whilst there are no enforcement powers, we know that many businesses will continue to request people take sensible precautions and I urge people to follow them as they are in place to protect their staff and customers. There is also a vital need to continue with good practice in health settings.

“We all need to stay cautious, not just for ourselves but for each other, and remember whether immunised or not, many people remain extremely vulnerable to this virus.”

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