Covid-19 infections on the rise in Kingswood
People in Kingswood are being urged to heed all warnings about Covid-19 as the area has seen a spike in infections.
Schools and nurseries have had to send home large numbers of children in the past week and the latest figures show a sharp rise in the number of confirmed cases.
The rate of infection in Kingswood North is 282 cases per 100,000, well above the South Gloucestershire and England averages.
Sara Blackmore, director of public health at South Gloucestershire Council, and Chris Sivers, director of children and adult services, have written to parents urging them to limit social contact and think carefully about their plans for Christmas, especially when restrictions are relaxed between December 23 and 27.
The BS15 Covid-19 support group and others are distributing advice leaflets in the area and would welcome more volunteers to support their efforts. If you can help, please contact Kingswood councillor Andrea Reid on firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook.
The rate in Kingswood South is 180, in Cadbury Heath and North Common 152 and Cadbury Heath North and Bridgeyate 158. While these figures are well below the rate in mid November after the area went into Tier 3, the concern is that the number of cases in all parts of the Kingswood district are going up.
The latest figures can be found at https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/interactive-map