ALMOST all of Colchester remains 'Covid free' on the day lockdown restrictions have been lifted further.

According to the Government's latest hotspots map, just two parts of the borough recorded three or more cases in the week to April 6.

The rest of the borough has recorded less than three, meaning the virus is classed as "suppressed" in these areas.

They are not recorded on the hotspots map any longer.

The only areas which saw three or more cases in this week were Prettygate and Westlands, with four, and Abbey Field, with three.

Every other neighbourhood in the borough recorded less than three cases.

Almost all of Colchester still Covid free as lockdown restrictions are eased

Almost all of Colchester still 'Covid free' as lockdown restrictions are eased

Here are the latest number of cases for each part of Colchester:

  • Prettygate & Westlands - 4
  • Abbey Field - 3
  • Greenstead - less than three
  • Parson's Heath - less than three
  • Mile End and Braiswick - less than three
  • Monkwick - less than three
  • Highwoods - less than three
  • New Town & Hythe - less than three
  • Stanway - less than three
  • Wivenhoe & University - less than three
  • Marks Tey & Wakes Colne - less than three
  • West Bergholt & Wormingford - less than three
  • Layer-de-la-Haye, Abberton & Mersea East - less than three
  • West Mersea - less than three
  • Central Colchester - less than three
  • Lexden - less than three
  • Horkesley Heath, Langham & Dedham - less than three
  • Old Heath & Rowhedge - less than three
  • Shrub End - less than three
  • Tiptree - less than three

Lockdown restrictions have been eased further on Monday.

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Non-essential retailers reopened their doors in Colchester town centre and across the country, leading to huge queues outside shops like Primark.

Pubs and hospitality venues have also reopened their outside spaces.

Hairdressers and personal care businesses are now open again whilst outdoor attractions such as Colchester Zoo have reopened their doors.

Restrictions are set to be relaxed further on May 17 when residents can see friends and family members indoors once again.

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