Lambeth: Caution urged ahead of Covid-19 restrictions ending

16 July 2021

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Council’s leader, Cllr Claire Holland, has warned we face further challenges ahead despite England moving to Step 4 of the Government’s roadmap on Monday, July 19 when most of the Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted.

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Cllr Holland, said: “While this is a welcome boost for all of us, including businesses that have remained closed or restricted in their operations, it does not mean that the challenges of the pandemic are over. Cases continue to rise in Lambeth, with more than 1,350 local people testing positive for Covid-19 in the last week.

“That means we must all act cautiously as restrictions lift, continuing to wear masks in crowded public settings, including on public transport – as announced by the Mayor of London this week, continuing to meet others outside where possible and continuing to test regularly and to self-isolate if testing positive.

“We will keep urging the government to follow the scientific advice, provide clear messaging, and give support to those who need it. We’ve come a long way and we cannot waste all that effort now.”

Lambeth residents should visit lambeth.gov.uk/covid-19 for information on Covid-19 support, testing and public health advice.

Key messages for residents:

  • Face coverings remain one of the simplest and most effective ways of reducing the spread of Covid-19
  • Be considerate of others, and maintain a social distance from those outside your household where possible
  • Get vaccinated, test often and seek our help to self-isolate