Easing of lockdown has not lead to significant rise in Cumbria Covid cases

Director of Public Health Colin Cox says the latest figures show that the controlled relaxation of rules around socialising and the reopening of the economy are encouraging. Credit: ITV Border

The easing of lockdown restrictions has not lead to a significant rise in Covid infections in Cumbria.

Director of Public Health Colin Cox says the latest figures show that the controlled relaxation of rules around socialising and the reopening of the economy are encouraging.

He is also urging people to stick to the roadmap and to be tested regularly.

Cumbria's Director of Public Health says people having regular tests and following the guidelines are crucial to keeping Covid levels low. Credit: PA Images

Tests are available free of charge from test centres and pharmacies and home delivery via GOV.UK.

Around 60% of the Cumbrian population are now vaccinated. People aged 40 and over in England are now being invited to book their vaccines.

People aged 40 and over can now book to have their coronavirus vaccines. Credit: PA Images