Thanks to our impressive vaccination rollout and our combined efforts, we have been able to lift all remaining Covid legal restrictions. As of 16th of August, the Prime Minister confirmed that if you are double jabbed, you will no longer need to self-isolate if you come into contact with a positive case (the same will also apply to unvaccinated under-18s). Instead, you should take a PCR test.
Latest data shows that having both jabs reduces your chance of hospitalisation by 90%; this means that the link between cases, hospitalisations and deaths has been weakened. I recently had my second jab at the Monkspath Surgery - thank you to all the staff and volunteers there who are working to get the community vaccinated.
We are headed in the right direction, but we cannot afford to drop our guard, cases remain high in the Solihull Borough and although the Government has now lifted legal restrictions, we must continue cautiously, which means playing our part and taking personal responsibility from now on. Please continue to wear a mask in crowded areas, wash your hands regularly, isolate if you show symptoms and get vaccinated!