ENHANCED MEASURES IN HYNDBURN LIFTED FROM 2 SEPTEMBER
Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council said:
“We are pleased to confirm the enhanced restrictions in Hyndburn are being lifted from Wednesday 2 September after an announcement from Health Minister Matt Hancock. This means that the measures in place in Hyndburn will be in line with national guidance from this date.
I would like to say a big thank you to all Hyndburn residents for this united effort, our rate of Covid-19 incidence has reduced due to people following the guidelines and making use of our testing facilities. I must emphasise this does not mean covid has gone and we must prevent any further increase in rate.
We need to remain alert to the threat and follow all safety measures such as social distancing, excellent hand hygiene and wearing a mask in public places, if you are able to do so.
We must not become complacent, the rate of Covid-19 in Hyndburn remains above the national average but below in certain towns which are all making progress. The recent decrease in rate of infection has been seen directly alongside additional safety measures and lots of people getting tested. For example on Monday alone over 180 people used the Community Testing Site at Accrington Town Hall and we hope to see this number continue to rise. Please play your part, protect our community and stay safe.”
For information about Hyndburn’s Covid testing sites visit: www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/CovidTest