SHBC Leader's statement on upcoming lockdown


Monday, 2 November, 2020
SHBC Leader Cllr Alan McClafferty has called on the Surrey Heath community to once again work together to get through the national lockdown for England which starts this Thursday (5 November).
The stricter restrictions have been ordered by the Prime Minister due to rising Coronavirus case numbers across the country.
"This is a very difficult period for residents and businesses, but I would urge everyone to play their part, follow the new guidance, and help keep Surrey Heath safe," said Cllr McClafferty.
"This second lockdown is required to help save lives, and avoid the NHS being overwhelmed.
"I know from the response of the Surrey Heath community during the first lockdown just how effectively people can pull together in such a challenging situation.
"I know we can all do so again, for each other, and the good of the Borough, the county and the country as a whole."
SHBC is working with its partners in the Surrey Local Resilience Forum (SLRF) who are spearheading the response to Coronavirus.
Cllr McClafferty added: "We have plans in place for this situation, and are already mobilising the necessary resources. 
"As we did in the first lockdown earlier this year, the Council will be working tirelessly to support its residents and businesses through this tough but necessary period of restrictions." 
The new restrictions come into force from 00.01 on Thursday 5 November 2020 and will remain in place until Wednesday 2 December. 
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