The Government has announced that from today (Saturday 18 July) councils will be given specific powers to tackle localised outbreaks. This means the council will be able to intervene to shut down events, premises and outdoor spaces at short notice.
A Leeds City Council spokesperson said: “We are pleased that the infection rate in Leeds is currently low and we have a comprehensive plan in place to keep it this way in order to keep residents safe and support the city’s recovery. Our plan is regularly reviewed and updated to make sure we are meeting our aims.”
To prevent the spread of the virus and the need for localised measures please remember:
- As part of the NHS Test and Trace, businesses are being asked to keep a record of their customers and visitors for 21 days. You should assist by providing details when asked to do so.
- Maintain social distancing.
- Regularly wash your hands and wear a face covering if you’re using public transport.
- Stay home if you or anyone in your household experience any symptoms and book in for a test.