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Stay at home message to Moorlands residents

Published on 11 January 2021

With lockdown 3 now in force across England people in the Moorlands are being urged to follow the rules and stay at home as much as possible.

Following a steep rise in infection rates, the measures are now enforceable by law and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is reminding people that every individual action counts and we all need to do what we can to help stop the spread of the virus.

The lockdown means that people should not leave their homes except for work if they cannot work from home; shopping for basic necessities; exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person once a day; or to attend education for those eligible.

Exercise should be taken locally and within the town or village where you live.

Council Leader, Councillor Sybil Ralphs, said: "This third period of national lockdown comes at the start of a new year when so many were hoping for better days - and the vaccine rollout and mass testing do offer real hope that those days are on the way.

"But we have all seen the sharp increases in the number of people testing positive and those being treated in hospitals - it's clear that the virus remains rife so it's up to all of us to do what we can to keep ourselves, our loved ones and our communities safe.

"We've done this before and we'll come through it again but, for now, we must all play our part by staying at home as much possible, washing our hands, wearing a face covering and keeping our distance from others. These really are the best ways we have of stopping the spread and allowing the vaccine rollout to start to make a difference.

"We know lockdown is hard but we'll continue to work with our partners to support residents and businesses during this period. Your actions really do count so please help us by following the rules and staying safe."

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