LiveLive press conference updates: Covid in Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and East Northants
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We’re at the press conference with county public health director Lucy Wightman as she talks about the latest Covid-19 situation in our county
LIVE: North Northants coronavirus updates from this afternoon’s press conference
Last updated: Friday, 14 August, 2020, 17:48
- The conference is due to begin at 3pm
- Public health director Lucy Wightman will talk about the countywide situation including Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough which are at risk of local lockdown.
- It comes after 292 cases were confirmed at a Northampton food factory yesterday
Infection rates are now at mid-lockdown levels
‘Urgent action required’ in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough as all see double-digit Covid infections
The figures are now as high as they were mid-lockdown
Wellingborough will get its own long-term Covid testing site in the market place
Positive Covid-19 cases in the town have been rising over recent weeks
The number of cases in our communities: of note are Victoria and Isebrook in Wellingborough and Snatchill in Corby (which includes the Oakley Vale estate)
More details on the type of outbreaks in our county
Clear rises in the number of cases in each of our boroughs here
This table shows the number of cases in Wellingborough, Kettering and Corby have risen this week
Here’s the latest table on Covid cases in Northamptonshire from the county weekly surveillance report which shows last week had the highest number of positive tests since June 1
Here’s the latest guidance on social distancing in north Northamptonshire
Limit contact with others outside your household or bubble
Work from home if you can
Keep 2 metres from others where possible and use a face covering where you are less than 2 metres apart
Avoid using public transport or car sharing and wear a face covering if you cannot avoid this
If you have Covid-19 symptoms, however mild, stay at home, self-isolate and get tested
Avoid meeting those outside of your household or bubble in an indoor space
Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for 20 seconds each time
Do not share items with others outside of your household or bubble
If you are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace and asked to self-isolate, stay at home for 14 days, if you develop systems, get tested
Let‘s follow the key messages and let’s keep out of lockdown
Another question: where are the other workplace outbreaks..
Because of the size of the numbers involved, we can’t reveal that information but they are similar settings with similar issues”
- Wear a mask
- wash your hands
- don’t care share unless you need to
Cllr Jonathan Nunn, NBC leader
The media and councillors have been accused of scaremongering.
It’s clear now this is absolutely not the case
Northamptonshire will launch its OWN track and trace system next WEDNESDAY
All those that have a negative test as a household contact should stay isolated for 14 days.
- Laura Coffey from BBC Northampton asks how many contacts have tested positive.
- She also says the guidance has been in place for three weeks and asks how the guidance can be policed.
- ”It seems we still have this outbreak since those messages were put out on July 24”