"The end really is in sight now," - County Council Leader responds to latest lockdown easing announcement


The Leader of Suffolk County Council has responded to the latest lockdown easing announcement from the Prime Minister.

Cllr Matthew Hicks, Suffolk County Council’s leader and chair of the Suffolk Outbreak Engagement Board, said:

“I think that most people will feel that this lockdown has been harder than any of the previous restrictions. Many more people now know someone who’s been affected by COVID-19, the weather has meant more time indoors and we’re missing our loved ones more than ever. In short, we are tired and ready for a brighter future.


“The end really is in sight now. With the rapidly accelerating vaccination programme, testing readily available and the number of cases steadily decreasing, the Prime Minister has been able to outline the road map towards social restrictions ending.


“Throughout this lockdown, the people of Suffolk have stuck to the rules and with the end goal clearly in mind. It is this commitment to doing the right thing that has protected vulnerable people, the NHS and, ultimately, saved lives.


“Now we are so close, Suffolk needs you to continue following the guidance, get tested and vaccinated when it is your turn. We have worked together to slow the spread of COVID and must now stay the course to overcome it.”