Continue to 'Play Your Part' to protect your communities
Last Modified September 18, 2020
Organisations across Hertfordshire are appealing to the public to play their part in preventing outbreaks of Covid-19 in the county.
As part of a countywide ‘Stay Safe Hertfordshire: Play Your Part’ campaign, residents are being reminded that the most important things they can do to help reduce the spread of coronavirus are to:
1. Keep washing your hands as often as possible, for 20 seconds with warm water and soap
2. Keep your distance from others, particularly in indoor spaces
3. Wear a face covering in the places you are required to and when it is difficult to stay socially distanced
4. Self-isolate and book a test immediately if you get symptoms
Since Monday 14 September, it is against the law for more than six people to meet indoors or outdoors. More information about this and the exceptions where groups can be larger than six are available on the government's website.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Morris Bright MBE, said: “I know the coronavirus pandemic has been hugely challenging for communities across the borough but that everyone will continue to play their part in helping to reduce the spread of the virus.
"The response from both our residents and staff to support those most adversely affected by this outbreak, either through isolation or financial pressures, has been tremendous. Thank you to everyone for helping to keep Hertsmere safe during this difficult period."
Hertfordshire County Council’s Leader David Williams said: “We’d like to thank you Hertfordshire for everything you have done in rising to the challenge of Covid-19.
“Everyone has worked so hard and made sacrifices to help us bring the infection rate down in our county – let’s keep bringing it down so that Hertfordshire can get moving again.
“As lockdown restrictions ease and we all start venturing out a little more, it is absolutely vital that we continue to play our part in protecting our communities and looking after those who are most vulnerable.
“Covid-19 hasn’t gone away - our key workers are still putting themselves on the line every day and our most vulnerable residents are still very much at risk – so please do everything you can to prevent the spread of coronavirus.”
Dr Prag Moodley, Chair of East and North Herts CCG and Stevenage GP, said: "Everyone in the NHS and social care has been working incredibly hard during the Covid outbreak, don’t let all that work go to waste, play your part. If you have symptoms get yourself tested, and if you are asked to self-isolate because you have come into contact with someone who has coronavirus, please do so.”
For more information, go to www.nhs.uk
Posted on Thursday 23rd July 2020