Watford Mayor has warned that if people don’t take action now to stop the spread of COVID-19, the town could move into tier 3.
In a video message, Mayor Peter Taylor highlighted the rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Watford.
Latest figures show the number of cases per 100,000 residents rising above 200.
He said: “Unfortunately over the last two weeks we have seen a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Watford.
“That’s resulted in more people being hospitalised and sadly, fatalities too. It’s really important that we take action now to bring those figures down.
“If the number of covid cases continues to rise, there is a risk that we’ll see further restrictions and Watford could enter tier 3.
“So I’d urge all residents to do the right thing, to play your part, to follow the rules so we can keep covid under control.
“We know that at schools, children can meet in their class bubbles but it’s really important that at home we don’t see children mixing and of course we don’t have sleepovers.
“There have been a number of cases that have resulted in outbreaks because of this.”
The mayor also mentioned that the vaccine gives us all hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel, but it also means that the more we stop the spread of the virus, the more lives we can save.