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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge to enter tier two local Covid alert from 2 December

News release from 26/11/2020

CAMBRIDGE city has been placed in tier two of the national three-tiered Covid alert system along with the whole of the east of England.

Details of what this means for people living in Cambridge are on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know

Cllr Lewis Herbert, Leader of Cambridge City Council said: “The wellbeing of everyone living and working in Cambridge is always our top priority and there are clear public safety reasons why the whole of the east region has been initially put into tier two.

“Throughout this epidemic we have worked closely with our public health and other partners and both of our universities to curb the spread of coronavirus, and put in place support for residents and others who are struggling.

“As we head into tier two we will continue to listen to the advice of our public health colleagues in particular and work together to fight the spread of the virus.

“The city council will, as always, focus on those people who are most vulnerable in our community and adapt services to meet their needs. We will also continue to support the 14 wonderful ward-based mutual aid local volunteer networks that are helping people in the community.”

Cllr Herbert added: “Our residents of all ages, workers, businesses and students have given up a huge amount to comply with the rules that we all need to stick to.

“It is vital that we all do our bit to keep infected numbers falling through December as we have achieved in November.  

“We have to prioritise protecting our over 60s who are particularly at risk and limit rising pressures on Addenbrooke’s and other hospitals. That means unavoidably that it has to be a safety-first Christmas this year.

“If we all stay safe, stick to the rules and support each other and continue to observe social distancing and the hands-face-space advice then we can make a real difference.”

Help available from the council and its partners is detailed here: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/coronavirus-ask-for-help

Information about financial support is available here: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/coronavirus-financial-support-for-residents

National advice is available here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus