Leigh Redman Labour
Leigh Redman

Time to relax rules after 6,000 ‘pinged’ in Somerset in one week, says Mayor

BRIDGWATER Mayor Leigh Redman has called on the Government to ease restrictions for those adults who have received a double dose of vaccine against Covid-19.

Cllr Redman echoed a challenge by Labour Party leader Keir Starmer who has urged the Conservaties to match the August 7 date announced by Welsh Labour for ending the requirement for adults who have been fully vaccinated to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive.

The latest figures reveal 6,063 have been ‘pinged’ in Somerset in one week.

Cllr Redman, leader of the Labour group on the county council, said:  “This Government’s chaotic handling of the Coronavirus crisis has been a disaster for businesses and families in Somerset – 6,063 were pinged in one week alone – 33,039 of us in total.

“For the sake of our community, our livelihoods and our lives, this Government has got to end the chaos and bring forward the end of self-isolation for the fully vaccinated, just like in Labour Wales.”

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