SOLIHULL Council Leader Ian Courts has described the increase in coronavirus across the borough as ‘very worrying’..
He said: “We are seeing a significant increase in transmission of the virus in Solihull, with 114 cases per 100,000 reported from September 28 to October 4. The average across England was 62.
“The virus transmits most easily in households and through close contacts.
“The more contact we have with other people, the more chance there is for the virus to spread.
“It’s absolutely essential we keep observing social distancing, avoid mixing with other households in private homes and gardens and wear face coverings when we’re out and about.
“I am afraid that it can be human nature to drop one’s guard on a work-break with colleagues, or indoors with other people, giving the virus the opportunity to spread.
“But we must constantly be on our guard. Many people may only have mild symptoms – but for some, particularly older people, or those with certain health conditions, this is a dangerous disease.
“I understand there is a feeling that the restrictions and rules are confusing and contradictory. If you have any doubts visit the Council’s website or go to GOV.UK for the definitive answers.
“But one rule is simple – and it is the most important one – it is space, face and hands – that has to be our mantra. We are really at risk of
significant further restrictions in this situation. We all must act on this, personal behaviour counts.”