Press Release from Maggie Throup MP

Maggie urges residents to stick to COVID restrictions as she launches Constituency-wide Roadmap Campaign

All households across Erewash will soon receive an information pack from local MP Maggie Throup, including a letter and a booklet explaining the Government’s plan to ease lockdown and stressing the importance of sticking to the current ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions.

This latest public awareness campaign has been designed by Maggie in response to concerns that case numbers across Erewash remain stubbornly high and are not falling at the same rate as seen elsewhere in Derbyshire or indeed across the country.

Launching her Roadmap Campaign, Maggie said:

“Having monitored COVID infection rates closely over the course of the pandemic, it is clear that cases of COVID remain stubbornly high in many parts of Erewash and are not reducing at the rate we would expect.

“Whilst this trend cannot be attributed to one single cause, having investigated the situation with senior officials from both National and Local Government, including Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health, it appears that it can, in part, be explained by an increase in household mixing resulting in community spread.

“I have therefore taken action to remind residents of the importance of continuing to comply with the current lockdown rules, as well as to explain the route back to freedom in more detail.

“We have come too far and made too many sacrifices to fall at the final hurdle, and whilst there is light at the end of the tunnel thanks to the successful rollout of the vaccination programme, for now, I must urge everyone to continue to remain at home, protect our NHS and save lives.”

Maggie added:

“This campaign has only been possible as the result of the excellent work of local printers, Jenson Press, based in Ilkeston who turned around the printing in record time.”


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