A council leader is reminding residents of the importance of keeping to the rules after another rise in coronavirus cases in her district.

Three Rivers District Council leader Sarah Nelmes says people living in the area need to follow the rules if they want to avoid stricter restrictions when lockdown ends.

While cases have dropped in some parts of the district, they have risen in others, and at a faster rate.

According to a government map, the latest hotspots for Covid-19 in Three Rivers are in Rickmansworth and South Oxhey.

A full breakdown of cases in each ward can be found in our table below.

The weekly rate of cases across Three Rivers in the seven days to November 15 is 178.9 cases per 100,000 population (167 cases) which is up from a rate of 156.4 the week before.

This rate is higher than Watford's which in the seven days to November 15 sat at 163.6 (158 cases).

Cllr Nelmes has announced in an effort to get the message out there and reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus, council staff in high-vis jackets will patrol two of the district's biggest parks over the coming weekends - although they will not be intending to hand out any fines.

She says this is in response to concerns raised with the council about people congregating and families meeting up.Hillingdon Times:

Cllr Sarah Nelmes

Covid patrols will take place in Rickmansworth Aquadrome and Leavesden Country Park - although there is no evidence parks have contributed to a rise in cases in Three Rivers.

Cllr Nelmes said: "We've had reports of bigger groups in parks. Remember, you're only supposed to see one other person. Just because you're outside doesn't make you exempt.

"Also with joggers, and cyclists, don't barge past people. Give them space."

Cllr Nelmes has also urged shoppers to wear masks and for young people in particular to not socialise indoors, warning "they are not immune".

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She added: "These restrictions are in place for the safety and wellbeing of the public, so it is important that we all follow them to not only protect each other, but the NHS too.

"Thank you to the vast majority of people who are following the rules and doing their bit to prevent the spread of the virus. But I remain concerned that cases continue to steadily rise and that some people continue to ignore the rules.

"Remember, by following the rules now and keeping the transmission rate low, we can limit further local restrictions once we come out of national lockdown."