Date issued: 21 December 2020
The Leader of Colchester Council has appealed to people living in areas under Tier 4 lockdown not to travel to the borough while current restrictions remain in place.
Councillor Mark Cory said anyone tempted to visit Colchester, which remains in Tier 2, should follow the latest guidance and stay at home.
He added: “Colchester has done well to keep virus numbers lower than other parts of the county. We rely on people in other areas to respect the rules to keep it that way. Sadly, I fear our numbers will begin to rise more rapidly, partly due to people crossing the border, but also due to the last-minute Christmas shopping dash. In two weeks, our Covid cases in Colchester could be as high as South Essex. We must do our bit here in Colchester and I ask that those in Tier 4 play their part too and stay away.
“Please do not make any non-essential journeys outside of your areas and please do not travel to Colchester, however tempting your visit may seem in the days before Christmas.
“We need you to follow the rules, think about reducing the risk of infection both to yourself and others and continue to do everything you can to keep these rates down. Everyone knows how difficult and disruptive to normal life this is, but we cannot give up now.