The latest information available as at 9th July: According to the Director of Public Health for Doncaster, we are not at any risk of an impending lockdown. “There are two rates that are in the public domain. The first one 15-21 June is 17.4/100,000, the second from June 21 – 27 is 21.6/100,000. This rise is due to a small but well managed outbreak in a care home”. The Director says he would only consider lockdown if the rate was 70 infections per 100,000 and we nowhere near that figure. However we have not yet seen the figures for the period after the lifting of the lockdown for pubs on July 4th
With the lifting of the lockdown and the knowledge now that 40% of people who have Covid 19 show no symptoms, we need to be more aware of the danger than ever. We need to stay our distance – the closer we are the greater risk, wash our hands regularly and wear a mask in a public space particularly indoors eg shops. By wearing a mask you not only give yourself some extra protection but you show you care about others who might get an infection from you.