On January 4, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced a national lockdown to help contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. This includes a requirement for most people to stay at home. Full details of the new restrictions can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home
Cllr David Finch, Leader of Essex County Council, said:
“Yesterday’s lockdown announcement will not have been the news anyone wanted to begin the New Year on. But equally, it is absolutely essential to protect the NHS, and all of us, from the new variant of coronavirus.
The Leader of Rochford District Council, Cllr Simon Wootton, has issued the following statement regarding the change in COVID-19 restrictions.
“After the Prime Minister’s announcement last night it is very important that we continue to follow government guidelines and immediately abide by the new regulations. Public health must be the priority and this action is clearly needed to drive down case rates, save lives and protect the NHS.
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