by Susan van de Ven on 30 October, 2021
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will become an Enhanced Response Area for tackling the Covid pandemic.
Local leaders have welcomed the Government announcement, which follows an approach from both Councils and the Director of Public Health. Infections across the area are rising, especially in the 60+ age group. Rates are currently higher in most areas than in January’s peak.
The new status takes effect from Monday, and will last for at least five weeks. It allows the Council to push for additional support to:
The Councils will also enter into further discussions with the Department for Education about additional measures it can use in schools. In the meantime they will continue to:
For the general public government funded additional communications will also begin from next week. These will:
More information here.
The pandemic is nowhere near over. Rates in Cambridgeshire are well above the national average. Our National Health Service is already stretched. We are now in a very serious situation, and this move by the Council and the Director of Public Health is both necessary and welcome.Leave a comment