Increased reports of people vaccinated and negative for Covid who bypass lockdown rules

Increased reports of people vaccinated and negative for Covid who bypass lockdown rules

Nottinghamshire health officials are increasingly receiving reports of residents who have been vaccinated and of people who have tested negative for Covid’s flex-lock rules.
This is according to the Nottinghamshire director of public health, who is urging residents of the county not to “adjust their behavior” within the restrictions.

Jonathan Gribbin warned that progress in the county could be reversed if people start to loosen their adherence to the rules and feel safe.

Speaking at a public health briefing on Friday March 19, the Nottinghamshire director of public health urged people to ‘continue’ with the rules even if they feel protected.

He said: ” [There is a] The risk we find threatens the good progress and continued good progress we want to make in Nottinghamshire.

“We get reports every few days, of different incidences, where people who have been vaccinated or who have received a negative test result adjust their behavior, relax the measures they follow.

“In doing so, [they are] put the situation in danger.

“I really want to take this opportunity to urge everyone in Nottinghamshire to keep in mind that neither the vaccine, nor a negative test result, are appropriate reasons to relax one of the measures we all need follow these months. ”

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The warning comes after crowds were pictured at the Nottingham Arboretum on Wednesday March 17.

The incident followed similar scenes at the same beauty spot on February 27, resulting in a heavy police presence and the dispersal of people.

Commenting on Wednesday’s incident, Paddy Tipping, the county police and crime commissioner, urged the public not to “mess it up now.”

He said: “We are on the last lap, we can see the finish line in front of us.

“We don’t want to endanger it, we don’t want to put it further – people have to act respectfully and act reasonably.

“I know, given the reports, that the police will be putting more patrols in the area.

“People are fed up but the end is in sight, we’re getting there – don’t waste it now. ”


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