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'No immediate plans' to change Suffolk's risk level from medium says director of public health Stuart Keeble

Suffolk 's director of public health has urged residents to 'stick with' coronavirus guidelines to prevent extra restrictions being introduced in the county.

Earlier this week, Essex's risk level rose from medium to high which meant extra restrictions were introduced to help slow the spread of the virus, including shutting pubs and restaurants.

But Stuart Keeble, director of public health at Suffolk County Council, said there are 'no immediate plans' to change the county's coronavirus risk level.

Stuart Keeble, Suffolk director of public health (42741363)
Stuart Keeble, Suffolk director of public health (42741363)

"There are no immediate plans to seek any change. The situation is kept under review, based on the changes we see in case numbers day to day and week to week," he said.

He urged residents to follow guidelines and restrictions in order to keep the number of positive cases in the county low.

“To ensure we are able to maintain a relatively low number of positive cases in Suffolk we all really need to stick with the applied national guidance and local arrangements," he said.

"We need to ensure we continue to clean our hands thoroughly, wear face coverings where guided to do so and maintain social distancing where it is in place. If we continue to keep to these straight-forward measures we can reduce the risk of spreading the symptoms.”

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