Lichfield to move into High Alert (Tier 2) with all of Staffordshire
Staffordshire, including Lichfield, will move into the Government’s Tier 2 High Alert for Covid-19 from 00:01 on Saturday 31 October.
The new restrictions for the High Alert Level mean:
- You must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting unless you live with them or have formed a support bubble with them. This includes private homes, and any other indoor venues such as pubs and restaurants.
- You must not meet indoors with people in any other alert level, including those living in a lower alert level
- You may continue to see friends and family you do not live with outside, including in a garden or other outdoor space. When you do so, you must not meet in a group of more than six. The “Rule of Six” includes children of any age
- You can still travel to other areas, but you are advised to limit your trips as much as possible
- You should not visit relatives in care homes unless there are exceptional circumstances
Councillor Doug Pullen, leader of Lichfield District Council, said:
“Local cases of Covid-19 have been rising rapidly. The new measures are aimed at reducing the spread of infection by limiting social contact. We must stop the spread of infection and get the alert level back down as soon as possible. If we don’t, not only will there be an increasing risk to people’s health, but we could be raised to Very High Alert, which would force some businesses to close.
“We know that people in our area have made huge sacrifices during the pandemic, and we would like to thank you for all that you are doing to try and control the spread of Covid-19.
"We all need to act quickly and collectively to protect households, protect those most vulnerable to infection, and to keep our businesses open. The best way to do this is to follow the rules to stop the spread of infection”.