Preston coronavirus rates are decreasing amid local restrictions

Posted on - 25th August, 2020 - 2:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Uncategorized
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According to the latest Public Health England (PHE) report, the data being collected for Preston is demonstrating a positive trend, with a decrease in cases per 100,000.


Preston residents, communities and businesses are being thanked for their continued efforts to support the coronavirus measures and restrictions that have been implemented across all areas of the city.

Preston City Council and the Director of Public Health for Lancashire are confident that if the city can demonstrate a further decrease in positive cases and sustain the improved situation, a case can be made to Government for lifting the restrictions.

Read more: The areas of Preston, South Ribble and Chorley which had positive coronavirus tests last week

Leader of Preston City Council, Councillor Matthew Brown said: “I am extremely proud of how well Prestonians have stepped up and taken the necessary precautions to help stop the spread of coronavirus in the city.

“If we can keep up this standard and demonstrate to Government that the numbers are continuing to fall, we will be in a strong position to request the lifting of the additional restrictions.

“To do this we still need everyone’s help. Please still do your part and help us protect all our residents and communities by adhering to the restrictions in place. Let’s do it for Preston.”

Director of Public Health for Lancashire County Council, Dr Sakthi Karunanithi said: “I am very pleased with the latest data – it demonstrates that we are heading in the right direction, thanks to everyone’s combined effort.

“Well done to all Prestonians for your support so far, but please understand that it is not over yet and we still need your help.

“Coronavirus affects all of our communities. Please continue to do your part and stop the spread in Preston.”

In addition to the measures in place, the Lancashire Resilience Forum is asking all Preston residents to consider being tested for coronavirus at one of the two mobile testing sites.R

·         As of midnight 7 August the following additional restrictions were applied across the district of Preston:

o   Residents are not be able to host others in their homes or gardens

o   Residents are not be able to visit other people’s homes or gardens, in or out of the unaffected area

o   Residents are not be able to mix with others from outside of their household in indoor venues.

o   Residents can meet in groups of up to 6 from mixed households in public outdoor spaces.

·         There are two mobile testing sites in Preston:

o   Issa Medical Centre car park, 73 St Gregory Road, Preston, PR1 6YA. – This site is open 7 days a week 10am – 3pm.

o   Preston Markets, next to Lancaster Road – This site is open Monday to Saturday 10am – 3pm (excluding bank holiday 31 August)

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Are you comfortable with the restrictions in place to reduce the risks from coronavirus? Would you be happy to see them lifted? Let us know in the comments section.

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