Hull City Council has issued a statement after it was confirmed at this afternoon’s government update that the city will remain in Tier 3 (Very High) of Coronavirus restrictions.
Tim Fielding, Deputy Director of Public Health at Hull City Council, said: “Currently, we remain in Tier 3 and the priority for all of us must be observing the restrictions this imposes as closely as possible. Crucially, with the exception of December 25, you must not meet anyone outside your household indoors or in a private garden unless they are your support bubble.
“As we head into Christmas I would urge all of you to make the safety of others your priority. Just because we are allowed to do something, doesn’t mean it’s the right decision. In every choice you make about how you will use the flexibility the government has offered, think first about who could be put at risk of catching the virus as a result. Not just those you would choose to see, but the people you will cross paths with afterwards.
“While it’s encouraging that we have remained in Tier 3, it is critical that we are not complacent. Our rates have risen over the last week and avoiding further increases will be dependent on people’s personal behaviours.
“Whatever you are doing, you must continue to wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds, wear face coverings where requested and observe social distancing. If you or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms – a new continuous cough, temperature or loss or change to sense of taste or smell, immediately isolate and book a test. Along with reducing our movements and interactions as far as possible, these measures remain the most effective to prevent spread of the virus”.