WHILE Warrington is no longer an enhanced response area receiving additional government support, COVID-19 rates remain high in the town and door-to-door visits will continue in some areas, encouraging vaccine take-up and regular testing.
Cases in Warrington have been falling in rececent days and are currently 598.1 per 100,000 population over a seven-day period– but are still well above the national average of 461.9.
A Warrington Borough Council spokesperson said: “Although Warrington is no longer an enhanced response area, case numbers remain high and we are not yet out of the woods.
“It’s still very important to keep playing our part to reduce the spread of the virus. This means continuing to follow ‘hands, face, space, fresh air’ wherever possible, self-isolating if you have any symptoms, getting tested regularly and, importantly, taking up the vaccine when offered it.
“Because case numbers in Warrington remain high, we will still be undertaking door-to-door household visits in some neighbourhoods to encourage vaccine take up and regular testing.
“The best way to protect yourself, your family and your friends is to get vaccinated when you are asked to do so. All over 18s are advised to come forward for the vaccine as soon as possible, and to get their second dose when able for the best possible protection. Don’t worry if you haven’t had the vaccine yet – there is still time to get it, but please book as soon as possible.
“Thank you to all of our residents who have so far taken up the vaccine, and who are doing their bit by testing regularly and self-isolating if they have symptoms or are instructed to do so.”
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Council officers will be knocking on doors in Orford and Poplars & Hulme this weekend to talk to residents about the COVID vaccine. If you’ve already booked in for your appointment or had the vaccine, remember to keep taking regular symptom-free tests. https://t.co/r8aGeYbvAS pic.twitter.com/bzCR3GKH5P
— Warrington Borough Council (@WarringtonBC) July 25, 2021