West Suffolk Council issue warning after coronvirus cases rise in Moreton Hall

West Suffolk Council has issued a warning due to the rise in coronavirus cases in Moreton Hall.

The latest testing information shows a large rise in positive coronavirus cases in Moreton Hall. The Council is urging us to “act now to reduce the spread of the coronavirus if we are to avoid the possibility of further restrictions becoming necessary”.

There is evidence that a large number of cases in Moreton Hall involve household transmission, especially where people are visiting friends and family.

West Suffolk Council are reminding us to keep adhering to the Rule of Six at all times. They also say:

  • You must limit the number of people within your home to no more than six people at any one time, unless covered by an exemption.
  • Avoid meeting with several different groups of people over a short period of time. The more people you interact with, the higher the chance of spreading the coronavirus between households.
  • You must stay a minimum of 2 meters apart from people who do not live in your household, including members of your extended family or close friends. It is difficult, but do not hug, kiss or touch others. Maintaining your distance will stop the virus from spreading.

Other things you should do

  • Do not share drinking or eating utensils with those outside your household.
  • Meet outside or virtually if possible – or keep doors and windows open to increase the flow of fresh air throughout your home.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly and keep shared surfaces clean – before and after people visit.

People who catch coronavirus may have either very mild symptoms, or no symptoms at all. This means you could have the virus without knowing it, and pass it on to someone who could become very seriously ill or even die.

If you, or any member of your household exhibits any symptoms or you become aware of someone who has visited your household recently who has tested positive or is exhibiting symptoms, the whole household must self-isolate for 14 days and call the NHS to arrange for a test immediately.