Dr Luke Evans, Member of Parliament for Hinckley and Bosworth has issued a plea for local residents to stay COVID aware as the Government this week introduced a local COVID alert system.
Hinckley and Bosworth is at local COVID alert level: Medium – which means the Rule of 6 applies indoors and out but businesses and venues can continue to operate in a COVID-secure manner. It also means that schools, universities and churches can remain open – but pubs and restaurants must close by 10.00pm.
However Dr Luke, who is also a GP, urged all residents to understand the rules that will enable each of them to play their part in combatting the virus.
Dr Luke commented “Hinckley and Bosworth is currently at Medium alert level but it’s possible that levels can change, so it is important to know how to find what your local level is and what you are required to do if and when it does change.
“There are two very easy ways to find out. You can download the NHS Covid-19 app from your app store – it tells you what alert level we are at and allows you to check in to venues for test and trace purposes. Alternatively visit the Government’s postcode checker at: https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions”
Dr Luke added “We can all do our bit to defeat this virus once and for all if we remember to WASH our hands regularly, cover our FACE, and give each other two metres SPACE if possible. Remember HANDS,FACE,SPACE – there is nothing more important.
“Please do get a test straight away if you are displaying symptoms of the virus.”