Stay away from Brighton and Hove despite lockdown easing, urges council leader

Posted On 10 May 2020 at 11:42 pm

People are being urged to stay away from Brighton and Hove despite the easing of the covid-19 coronavirus lockdown, announced by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson this evening (Sunday 10 May).

Brighton and Hove City Council leader Nancy Platts said: “We fully support all efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“We will review the steps laid out by the government today and look at how we can follow the new advice.

“There was an ambiguity in the messaging that we need to have explained rapidly in the days ahead.

“We want a slow, steady and safe progression towards lockdown lifting. We want to make sure we are stepping forward in a measured way.

Councillor Nancy Platts

“We know restrictions will need to stay in place for a long time to come. We want the restrictions to be lifted carefully in a positive direction.

“Our priority is to keep people who live in the city safe. One concern is around how residents can maintain physical distancing in our busy city if we have an influx of visitors.

“The Prime Minster has said that hospitality and leisure businesses are not likely to open before July.

“The shops and attractions are still closed and we want people who do not live in Brighton and Hove to stay away.

“The changes to the rules around exercising very clearly said that while people can go out more in their household groups to play sport or visit a park together, physical distancing must be followed.

Boris Johnson announces the phased easing of the coronavirus lockdown

“We will be looking closely at the plans for schools reopening and do what’s right for our city working with families, education leaders and unions.”

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  2. Kenneth Ingle Reply

    Co-vid 19 is the name given to an infection, that can be deadly, but as can be seen from the increase of care home deaths, since the introduction of the “Lock Down “in the UK, is for elderly people, less of a danger than the forced isolation, anxiety and fear, which now leads to approximately two thirds of the deaths in such institutions.” House arrest for persons who have reached the age of seventy, is no substitute for an efficient health service. For many years the NHS has been the victim of political mismanagement and now we all have to pay the price.

  3. JIM BLOND Reply

    It looks like the University’s students have started a trend of ‘Herd Immunity’…Glasgow has taken the lead &
    other Uni’s may follow.
    But WHO let the Covid spread rapidly throughout this Nation.??
    The Ones who trained for Pandemic in 2016 & FAILED TO ACT. NEW YEAR’S EVE CHINA WARNED THE NATIONS.
    ALMOST THREE MONTHS LATER U.K INBOUND AIR PASSENGERS WERE NEITHER TESTED OR encouraged TO ISOLATE.
    THIS SERIOUS SECURITY BREACH CONTRIBUTED TO THE SIGNIFICANT RAPID SPREAD OF COVID 19 CULMINATING IN
    OVER 42,000 RECORDED HOSPITAL DEATHS.
    THE NAMES BLOND….. JAMES BLOND.LEGACY 2020

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