With the latest recorded infection figures looking extremely worrying, Brightlingsea Town Council taking immediate action to discourage the risk of visitors from bringing the virus to our town and to encourage residents not to venture out unless absolutely essential. While we appreciate the difficulties people who do follow the guidelines are experiencing, our single aim is to protect the Community.
Large banners will be placed at All Saints and opposite the Museum, and on benches and on notice boards along the Promenade. A hand-out leaflet will also be produced to reinforce the message and provide the latest Tendring area facts and figures.
The infection rate in this area is spreading fast and is now 1,281 per 100,000 people – one of the fastest growing rates in the country. In Tendring 1,716 people have tested positive in the seven days to 11.01.2021, including 81 in the Brightlingsea area.
The virus is spread mainly by close contact, and we hope this action will encourage everyone to protect themselves by keeping 2-plus metres apart, staying at home, protecting the NHS and, by doing so, saving local lives.
Keep an eye out for regular update information the BTC website, the Harbour Commissioner’s Facebook page, on Brightlingsea Info website and on the two Spotted Facebook pages for Brightlingsea.
“Over the years our community has been very resilient in reacting to various issues good and bad. In taking the action outlined above we are confident that we will come through the current pandemic as a united community,” said Town Mayor, Cllr Graham Steady.