Commuters who car share urged to be COVID conscious as latest data is updated
14 August 2020There were 18 confirmed cases of COVID 19 infections in west Cheshire from 3 August to 8 August.
These figures compare to 23 confirmed cases in west Cheshire in the previous week (27 July – 2 August). The number of positive test results in each borough is updated regularly and our data can be viewed at:
As part of the effort to contain the virus, more and more venues are taking people’s contact details to assist the NHS Test and Trace Service if necessary.
The Council leader is also reminding commuters from different households who share transport to be more COVID conscious.
Councillor Louise Gittins said: “The number of cases remains steady in our borough, but the virus has not gone away. With cases increasing in some areas of the North West and while we await the development of a vaccine, we must continue to be conscious of our actions during our daily life to stop the virus spreading.
“We want our local economy to return to some sense of normal but not at the expense of people’s health so, to strike a balance, it is important that everyone is cautious and one of the places where the virus can spread is in a vehicle shared by two or more people.
“We advise people against sharing a vehicle with those outside their household or support bubble.
“The Council’s ‘Walk. Ride. Thrive’ campaign encourages residents to choose active travel whenever possible: cycling and walking rather than using vehicles. This is just one of many actions we can take to play our part to save lives and save livelihoods.”
If you must share a car with people from another house:
Protect yourself and your family and friends by getting a coronavirus test if you feel ill or have symptoms (a high temperature, new, continuous cough, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste). To get tested, please call 119 or visit nhs.uk/coronavirus. Protect your community by then self-isolating for 10 days if you have symptoms or 14 days if alerted to do so by a contact tracer.