LiveLive press conference updates: Covid in Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and East Northants

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Friday, 14th August 2020, 2:52 pm
Updated Friday, 14th August 2020, 2:54 pm
Northants Director of Public Health Lucy Wightman
Northants Director of Public Health Lucy Wightman

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

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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

Wellingborough will get its own long-term Covid testing site in the market place

Wellingborough folk must 'step up' to avoid a local lockdown says council leader

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

Cllr Nunn:

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”

Lucy Wightman
  • Wear a mask
  • wash your hands 
  • don’t care share unless you need to

The media and councillors have been accused of scaremongering.

It’s clear now this is absolutely not the case  

Cllr Jonathan Nunn, NBC leader

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.

Lucy Wightman
  • 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”
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