Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is urging residents to increase their efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus as public health data shows that the number of positive cases in the borough has significantly risen
Infection rates are rising steeply in Epsom and Ewell and the council is calling on people of all ages to do all they can to restrict the spread of coronavirus.
Data published by the county council shows that, for the week ending 24th October, the Epsom and Ewell rate was 109 cases for every 100,000 people. This is significantly higher than the majority of Surrey.
Councillor Liz Frost, Chair of the Health Liaison Panel and Covid-19 spokesperson, said “The steep rise of cases across the borough is a serious concern.
“No one wants to see any further restrictions brought in locally, but we need to get on top of the increasing infection rates in the borough. Ultimately it will be the Government’s decision on whether further action is required.
“There is no room for complacency, and I would urge residents to continue following the basic advice of hands, face, space and the rule of six. Individual actions can help to stabilise, then reduce, the transmission of the virus and protect the most vulnerable people in our community – it’s in our own hands to keep ourselves and our loved ones, neighbours, staff and customers safe”.
“We continue to work with Surrey County Council, Public Health England and other partners to monitor the case numbers in the borough.”
The council has:
- Written to businesses across the borough with information and advice to help them ensure that their premises are Covid-19 secure
- Written to shared homes to provide practical advice
If you have COVID-19 symptoms of high fever, continuous cough and loss of taste or smell, then self-isolate immediately and get tested by calling 119 or visit the NHS website. If you have a positive test or are alerted by a contact tracer, play your part to protect your community by self-isolating; this is now a legal requirement.