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Dear <<First Name>>, 

I understand residents will be concerned about Staffordshire moving into Tier 2 (high) but it is critical that we do all we can to kerb the rise in infections that we are seeing in our area. 

I am continuing to monitor the local Coronavirus situation closely and I am speaking with local council leaders and Ministers on a daily basis to help ensure Burton and Uttoxeter gets through this together. In addition, residents in Rolleston-on-Dove, where cases have seen a particular spike in infections are all being urged to get a test (link below). 

To find full details of the rules and advice for the High Covid alert level please click here

For special advice to those that are at risk or deemed clinically vulnerable please visit here.

If you own a businesses or are self-employed, see what additional support you maybe entitled to as Staffordshire moves to Tier 2 here

Further information on Covid-19, the symptoms and how to book a test can be found online at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/coronavirus. Information is also available in other languages.

P.s please share this newsletter below with a neighbour, friend or family who might also be interested in keeping up to date with my work and subscribing. 

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Whilst it is of course important we continue to do all we can to keep the virus under control, business owners and companies have put considerable amounts of time and money working out how they can operate in a COVID-secure way. I am grateful to him for taking the time to hear the issues of the cases I raised and pleased that he and his team are looking hard at this matter.

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Both attractions offer an exciting range of cultural and historical events right here on our doorstop and I am delighted this funding will help the team's of each venue continue offering these experiences to residents long into the future.  
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I have launched a competition for children in Burton and Uttoxeter to design my official 2020 Christmas card. All details are above or available on my website here
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