A number of agencies have been tackling COVID breaches in Millfield today

Peterborough council carries out crackdown on COVID breaches in Millfield

Peterborough City Council have carried out a crackdown on COVID lockdown breached in Millfield today as part of an effort to reduce case rates in the city.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 2:22 pm

Agencies were out on the streets in the area today - and will return on Thursday - as part of the crackdown.

Peterborough City Council, Cambridgeshire Police, the Peterborough Asylum and Refugee Community (PARCA) and various community organisations are all part of the scheme.

Officers will spend time engaging with members of the public, business and shop owners to make sure people are fully aware of the current guidelines, how they can keep themselves and others safe, whilst also raising awareness of the support available to people struggling as a result of the pandemic.

Although cases of Covid-19 are declining in Peterborough, virus rates have remained high in some areas. The two days of action are aimed at helping to further reduce cases, which in turn will ensure the easing of lockdown restrictions in line with the government’s roadmap.

Councillor John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council, said: “We are fighting for the future of our city so that we can come out of lockdown in the best possible place. The two days of action are part of our work to reduce cases so we can all get back to doing the things we miss.

“We are actively working in hotspot areas, with our Covid-19 marshals and community leaders to ensure key messages are being communicated. But we also want to join with partners and carry out a thorough review of those areas, so no stones are left unturned in our efforts to beat Covid19. Our officers’ approach is always to engage with communities first and then decided whether further action is needed.

“It is heartening that virus rates are decreasing in Peterborough, but residents must not get complacent because we are not out of the woods yet. The current lockdown restrictions will be in place for a little while longer. So it is vital that everyone knows the part they must play over the weeks and months ahead.”

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