News release from 01/11/2021

South Cambs is within the Cambridgeshire Enhanced Response Area

Over the weekend it was announced that Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have been granted ‘Enhanced Response Area’ status by the Government.

Rising rates in older people coupled with building pressures on local health and education services led to the County Council, which is responsible for public health, to ask Government to grant Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Enhanced Response Area status for at least five weeks from Monday November 1, to bring down infection rates which are currently higher in most areas than seen in January’s peak. 

This is a measure that has been welcomed by County Council leaders and Public Health colleagues.

In granting the Enhanced Response Area status, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Vaccines and Public Health, Minister Maggie Throup, said: “This is a positive step of providing additional support to prevent transmission, and not a step backwards towards local restrictions or Plan B”.

You can read the County Council’s press release on their website for further information and the latest updates.