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Caution urged as Covid restrictions ease

Published 20 July 2021

With Covid restrictions set to end on Monday, people and businesses across the Moorlands are being urged to minimise their risks of infection.

The Government has confirmed that stage 4 of the roadmap to unlocking will go ahead as planned from 19 July with the emphasis moving to personal responsibility to keep ourselves and each other safe.

Councillor Sybil Ralphs, Leader of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, said: "The lifting of restrictions is something many of us have been waiting for and will welcome as we learn to live with Covid.

"However, we've all seen the sharp rise in the number of people being infected as a result of the more transmissible Delta variant - and just recently we've had an outbreak in Leek. So, even as restrictions ease, I must urge caution.

"The care we've all taken since the start of the pandemic, together with the vaccination programme, has brought us to this point and it's this care and concern for others that will help us to manage how we maintain our freedoms whilst managing the risks.

"So, please do enjoy the return to a normal way of life but with safety and the welfare of our families, friends and everyone in our communities in mind. Let's all keep doing what we can to help curb transmission - it benefits us all."

Regular testing and taking up the vaccine when offered are just some of things everyone can all do to help protect ourselves and others.

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