16th Jan, 2021

Alarm as infection among Solihull's 60+ age group increases

Ross Crawford 13th Nov, 2020

THERE’S been a rise in the Covid-19 infection rate in the 60-plus age range in Solihull.

The news comes as the borough’s infection rate rises to 270 per 100,000 population, up from 231 last week.

Council Leader Councillor Ian Courts said: “I know the impact of lockdown is severe for many people and business, but we need to see lockdown succeed and the infection rate come down.

“At the moment it is still going up.

“There are always issues of loopholes and I just hope attempts are not made to exploit these – as has been said, it is not a matter of what we can do, but what we should do to try and reduce transmission.

“It really is essential that everyone focuses on what can be done to avoid infection being spread.

The police have made it clear that enforcement of the current Covid rules will continue to be their priority.”

Meanwhile the Council has stepped up its support for people deemed clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV).

“Where possible, people are being signposted to online shopping and community pharmacies for food and medication deliveries,” said Coun Courts.

“People who have received a CEV letter can continue to register for support hereor by contacting the Council directly on 0121 704 8704 or by email at shielding@solihull.gov.uk .”

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