CORONAVIRUS: Work together and stay strong, urges council leader as new lockdown looms

The leader of Boston Borough Council has urged people to work together and stay strong after Saturday’s announcement by the Prime Minister of a new national lockdown.
Coun SkinnerCoun Skinner
Coun Skinner

The new restrictions which say people must stay at home other than for specific reasons including work and childcare, come into force on Thursday this week.

Councillor Paul Skinner said the announcement of the lockdown, which will be for a minimum four week period, had left many people feeling uneasy.

He said the council was waiting for more precise details from the Government, but said it was important people knew the council was available to offer help if needs be.

“After leaving the first national lockdown behind, many people in the Boston borough have demonstrated a huge effort to follow the rules to help minimise the spread of the infection,” he said.

“At this time we are waiting on further details from Government with specific details of the lockdown set out. We need to work together, stay strong and continue to follow the rules to get this virus back under control.

“As a Council we are very aware of the impact a lockdown can have on our communities, including those who run businesses. It won’t be an easy time, but we must follow the rules.

“As with the first lockdown, it’s very important that people know help is available if they need it. “Staff are working hard across the council to make sure that services continue with as little disruption as possible and that we can respond to changes and continue to support our local communities.”