Coronavirus: Uttlesford update

We have been asked by the Chief Executive of UDC to re-emphasise the risks we are all presently exposed to from COVID-19.

At the time of writing, Uttlesford has the highest rate of increase of new (recorded in the past 7 days) COVID cases in the County of Essex, with the statistics being 58 cases per 100,000 population.

By comparison, Luton has recorded an equivalent ratio of 60 cases per 100,000 and social meeting restrictions have been put in place there.

There must therefore be some risk of restrictions being applied for Uttlesford.

We all need to stick to the Rule of Six and “Hands, Face and Space” guidance, since the indicators are the increase is due to “community spread” rather than individual outbreaks.