With COVID-19 cases rising exponentially in the UK, Chorleywood Parish Council is urging people to continue following government guidelines.
The clerk to the council, Yvonne Merritt said: “With coronavirus cases increasing, the parish council is aware that the guidelines are changing on a regular basis but we would encourage everyone to abide by the guidelines, be considerate to others, and for everyone over the age of 11 years old wear face coverings where required.
“Whilst many are not affected by the symptoms it could be passed on to a vulnerable or an elderly relative. Be responsible.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said that a “sharp rise” in coronavirus cases in recent days is “concerning”.
He told MPs that the increase happened across the whole of UK rather than in localised “hotspots”, but there was “no inevitability” of a second spike.
In response to the spike in coronavirus cases, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has banned social gatherings of more than six people in England.
The announcement was made on September 8 and took place on Monday 14 and it applies to both indoor and outdoor gatherings.