Statement on the Government's roadmap out of lockdown restrictions

The leader of Lancaster City Council, Councillor Dr Erica Lewis, has responded to the Government's roadmap out of lockdown.

She said: “The Government’s roadmap suggests there is light at the end of the tunnel from Covid-19, but it is only the first step on the road to recovery and we cannot allow ourselves to become complacent.

“We have all seen how quickly rates can rise when we let down our guard and our hospitals are still under huge pressure, so now is the time to redouble our efforts.

“I would urge everyone to continue to follow the current restrictions, get tested if they are feeling unwell and concerned about their health, and take up the offer of the vaccine when it’s their turn. Only by doing so will we see restrictions being lifted to the point that we can get back to doing all the things we love and have missed.

“The city council is carefully reviewing the roadmap and its implications for services that have been affected by lockdown restrictions, and announcements will be made in due course.

“We remain determined to do everything we can to protect our communities from the impact of the pandemic. This includes fighting for additional assistance from the Government, which needs to step up and provide more financial support to protect residents, jobs, our economy and those businesses which have been adversely affected.

“If you’re a resident that’s struggling our Community Hub is here to help – email customerservices@lancaster.gov.uk or call 01524 582000. Businesses can contact our Business Support Hub for help, advice and access to grants by emailing business.support@lancaster.gov.uk.”

Last updated: 23 February 2021