Reasons Behind Moving to Tier 2

From Councillor John Spence, Cabinet Member for Health & Adult Social Care:

Dear Colleagues,

I know there have been comments on social media and elsewhere suggesting that the decision to request the move to tier two was driven by potential extra government funding.  I strongly refute this, and have enclosed below a link to a video I have made on the subject, both for your information, and to pass on as you see fit.

In addition, below is a link to messaging and data we put out on social media yesterday, reiterating the thinking behind the decision.  Again, please do pass on as you deem appropriate.

https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/the-data-that-shows-why-we-need-a-high-covid-19-alert-level

Many thanks,

John

Cllr John Spence CBE

Cabinet Member for Health & Adult Social Care

Essex County Council, County Hall, Chelmsford