Although Covid cases remain above the national average across Kirklees, thankfully hospitalisations remain low.
With the surge in testing and vaccinations, Jason asked the Health Secretary to rule out a return of any local lockdowns.
Jason McCartney MP
Although covid cases remain above the national average across Kirklees, thankfully hospitalisations and deaths remain low. Locally, my constituents are getting vaccinated and tested.
Can the Health Secretary please confirm that he will not reintroduce local restrictions?
Matt Hancock MP
I am really glad to say that in Bolton and other parts of the country where we have sent in a big package of support, including surge testing—as we have done in Kirklees—we have seen a capping-out of the increase in rates without a local lockdown thanks to the enthusiasm of people locally and, of course, the vaccination programme. That is our goal. Our goal is that England moves together. That is what we are putting these programmes in place to do, and we are seeing them work.