Public Health England data indicate there were 113 new cases of Covid-19 in Cambridge for the week – 7th – 14th October. Currently new cases in Cambridge are doubling every week.
You can see the full charts and figures here: Covid Local and national statistics
In order to curb the spread of the virus and dispel confusion about the restrictions in each area, the Government has introduced a system of tiers, where each area in England is classified as either medium risk, high risk or very high risk. Cambridge infection rates are still below the national average and the risk rating in Cambridge is MEDIUM.
The medium rating means that the rules about social distancing and meeting friends and family, outlined in last week’s newsletter, continue to apply.In addition certain businesses (normally pubs and restaurants) are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am. Those selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through. Exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors, or indoors if the rule of 6 is followed