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Team effort in Hertsmere to remind everyone to 'Play Your Part'

Last Modified September 14, 2020

Our staff have formed part of a team organised by Hertfordshire’s Local Resilience Forum (LRF) for a second weekend of activity calling on Hertsmere residents to ‘Play Your Part’ to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Over this weekend (Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September), council staff and volunteers, firefighters and local police officers are chatting to residents in Borehamwood and Radlett town centres about what they can do to halt the rise of coronavirus in the community.

Leader of Hertsmere Borough Council, Cllr Morris Bright MBE, who visited the team in Borehamwood this morning, said: “This weekend’s campaign of activity in our town centres is further evidence of the tireless commitment on all sides to do everything we can to slow the spread of coronavirus within our communities, and to remind everyone of the simple steps we can all take to play our part.”

Cllr Bright MBE was joined by Cllr Tim Hutchings, Executive Member for Public Health in Hertfordshire and Station Commander Colin Mead from Borehamwood Fire Station to lend support to the staff and volunteers. 

The weekend of action has been given added impetus following yesterday's announcement that Hertsmere has been added as an 'area of concern' given its higher than average coronavirus cases. 

Hertfordshire’s LRF – a partnership of over 60 organisations including the emergency services, local councils, health services and volunteers, which plans, trains and responds to emergencies together – has been working to coordinate the county’s approach to COVID-19.

Darryl Keen, Director of Community Protection, Chief Fire Officer and chair of the strategic coordination group of the LRF, added: “We know that coronavirus cases have risen significantly in Hertsmere and we all need to act now to protect one another. Wear face coverings, keep up social distancing, wash your hands more often and for longer. It is important that people self-isolate for 14 days if they have had contact with someone who tested positive – even if they have recently tested negative.”

If you are feeling unwell, you should call 119 or book a test at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

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Posted on Saturday 12th September 2020

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