A sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the city means that Leeds has been put on the Public Health England’s weekly watch list of areas of concern. This will not immediately mean any further restrictions, but will mean additional monitoring and could see local lockdown measures if the numbers do not fall.
Leeds City Council and partners have recently undertaken a string of preventative steps to stay on top of community transmission, including targeted community work, mobile testing units and public awareness campaigns. But with case numbers continuing to show an upward trend, people of Leeds are asked to play their part in controlling the spread and keeping Leeds open.
People in Leeds can play their part by following the following key advice:
- Don’t leave home if you, or anyone in your household, has COVID-19 symptoms.
- Keep a safe distance from others.
- Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds.
- Wear a face covering over your mouth and nose on public transport and in indoor areas such as shops, places of worship, hairdressers, libraries and healthcare settings.
- If you have symptoms book a free test at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test. If you have a positive test, remember to isolate.
More information from the council can be found here: https://news.leeds.gov.uk/news/rise-in-covid-19-concern-prompts-call-for-city-wide-effort-in-leeds
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