Response to government decision to end ‘Plan B’ Covid restrictions: LCC Colour

19 Jan 2022

Response to government decision to end ‘Plan B’ Covid restrictions

Cllr James Lewis, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “We know the change in Covid restrictions will have a positive impact on many residents and businesses throughout the city. It is important to remain vigilant and to be considerate to others as our lives and ways of working re-adjust.

"We’ve liaised closely with business during the pandemic and will work on making sure this continues through the latest changes, and people who are returning to work in the hospitality and leisure sector can do so without risk.

“The virus remains a threat and our hospitals are still under significant pressure, so we continue to encourage people to get vaccinated and boosted to offer the best possible protection against becoming ill, and to isolate if you are showing symptoms or test positive.

“As a council and across our city many services remain under strain, especially in waste collection, health and social care, and among schools, where Covid isolation or illness is affecting staffing, and we ask for people’s patience as we manage these ongoing issues."


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