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The leader of Fylde Council is thanking residents for their continued efforts as the borough benefits from increased testing and vaccination support after being designated an Enhanced Response Area.

Cllr Karen Buckley said that people in Fylde had shown remarkable resilience since the start of the pandemic and the current low infection levels and high vaccination numbers were testament to everyone pulling together.

She said: “Fylde is part of the wider Enhanced Response Area in Lancashire and we will now benefit from additional testing to identify and isolate any cases as well as an increase in support for vaccinations across the area.

“New guidance has been issued for residents, which includes encouraging everyone to meet outdoors instead of indoors where possible and keep two metres away from people they don’t live with.

“We have one of the lowest infection rates in the county here in Fylde as well as a very high percentage of people vaccinated, but I know our residents will embrace the support and guidance issued.

“As ever, we are here to support in any way we can, from helping businesses with covid secure measures to helping local people through our Community Hub – we will do whatever it takes to assist as we push through this phase with the same stoicism we have shown all the way through the pandemic.”

People are being asked to ensure they use PCR and lateral flow tests to ensure they aren’t carrying the virus asymptomatically. Routes to testing in Fylde can be found here: www.new.fylde.gov.uk/routes-to-testing-in-fylde/

Resident are also being urged to check if they are eligible for, and book, their vaccination here: www.healthierlsc.co.uk/CovidVaccination

Help for people isolating or struggling with anything can be found here: https://new.fylde.gov.uk/communitysupport/

 


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