Latest Covid-19 advice for the borough of Bury - 16 July, 2021

Bury’s health leaders are urging people to remain cautious from Monday 19 July when Covid-19 legal restrictions will be lifted.
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Bury’s health leaders are urging people to remain cautious from Monday 19 July when Covid-19 legal restrictions will be lifted.

Infection rates in Bury remain high and local people are asked to continue to take actions that will help to prevent the virus from spreading.

The Government confirmed this week that all legal Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted on Monday 19 July, in line with step 4 of its roadmap.

Lesley Jones, Bury’s director of public health, said: “All of us can’t wait for life to return to normal, and Monday’s removal of the final lockdown measures might make it seem like that.

But Covid isn’t going anywhere right now. The infection rate in Bury, and across the land, is still far too high, and we don’t know how much pressure this is going to put on the NHS or how many people will become seriously ill with the virus. High case rates also mean many more people will need to self-isolate
— Lesley Jones

Lesley added: “While it will no longer be a legal requirement to wear face masks or maintain social distancing, we are calling on Bury people to do the following: keep washing your hands regularly, take part in ‘track and trace’, and self-isolate if you test positive.

“Also, meet outdoors when you can, and continue to wear face coverings in high-risk settings such as public transport, shops and health centres.

“If you have not been vaccinated we urge you to go along to one of our many walk-in clinics and get the vaccination – and remember to return for your second dose in order to get the full protection. “I also want to thank everyone for their efforts so far to keep the virus under control and urge them to remain cautious to protect themselves and others.”

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