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Statement from the Leader of Stockport Council

Councillor Elise Wilson


Over the past week, the number of positive cases per 100,000 population in Stockport has risen quickly. On 18 September this was 44.6, compared to around 8 per 100,000 a few weeks ago, so you can see how quickly cases can rise. I know I mention it every week but I cannot stress enough how important it is to follow the guidance. This has proven to be effective and will help stop the spread of the virus. These simple steps will help protect us all:

  • keep 2 metres from people you do not live with – you need to do this with friends and relatives that you do not live with (or are not in a bubble with) as well as with other people
  • regularly sanitise (or wash) your hands
  • meet no more than six people inside or outside. For more information visit GOV.UK
  • wear a face covering where needed (unless exempt)
  • follow the safety guidance at your place of work and within your school or college

Remember - COVID loves the three Cs – close contact such as hugs, closed spaces, and crowds – so please avoid these as much as possible.

We are seeing cases rise in Stockport as more people are mixing socially with other households. We all have a responsibility to keep one another safe and to act now to ensure that numbers do not continue to rise. It is a very real possibility that further restrictions will be introduced if numbers continue to rise, so let’s do all we can to stop this happening and please be mindful of this as you enjoy your weekend.