Council Leader thanks residents and businesses after Newark and Sherwood is removed from the Government ‘watch list’


Newark and Sherwood District Council Leader, Councillor David Lloyd, has thanked local residents and businesses after it was today announced that Newark and Sherwood has been taken off the Government’s ‘watch list’ of areas of concern for covid-19 (coronavirus) cases.

Read the full story here. To find out more, watch Councillor David Lloyd thanking residents and businesses in the video below.

Lowest COVID-19 rate in Newark and Sherwood for over a month


The rate of COVID-19 infection in Newark and Sherwood has continued to fall. There were seven new cases in the most recent seven-day period. To contain the outbreak and reduce the likelihood of further ones, Newark residents are being reminded to continue to follow the guidance.

Jonathan Gribbin, Nottinghamshire's Director of Public Health, said:

"The downward trend in the number of new cases has been sustained over recent days and the seven-day rate now stands at 5.8 per 100,000. This is a significant reduction and good news for people who live and work in Newark. It's been a challenge and I want to acknowledge every person, household and employer in Newark who is making it their business to stop the spread.

"The Government will make a decision later this week about whether Newark and Sherwood is removed from the watchlist, and I am hopeful that we could be removed. In the meantime, I am pleased to be in a position to endorse organisers as they plan COVID-secure events. In addition, we are now asking care homes to review their risk assessments for visiting and consider how they can enable visits to take place safely.

"It is by sticking to the guidance in full that everyone in Newark will protect their families, schools and jobs in the months to come."

Newark and Sherwood District Council Leader, David Lloyd, said:

"It's extremely encouraging to see a continued reduction in the number of COVID cases and I'd like to thank local businesses, local residents, public health and our own staff for everything that has been done to avoid a local lockdown. Continuing to take sensible precautions will keep us safe and help to boost levels of activity in the town."

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