Organisations across Hertfordshire are appealing to the public to play their part in preventing outbreaks of coronavirus (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 you can do to help reduce the spread of coronavirus are to:
- Keep washing your hands as often as possible, for 20 seconds with warm water and soap
- Keep your distance from others, particularly in indoor spaces
- Wear a face covering in the places you are required to and when it is difficult to stay socially distanced
- Self-isolate and book a test immediately if you get symptoms.
Cllr Andrew Williams, Leader of Dacorum Borough Council, said: “The residents of Dacorum have played their valuable part in dealing with the challenges of COVID-19.
"As lockdown restrictions ease we urge the people of the borough to continue to play their part in controlling the spread of the virus and to follow the important steps to keeping safe.”
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 the virus.”
Dr Prag Moodley, Chair of East and North Herts Clinical Commissioning Group and Stevenage GP, said: “Everyone in the NHS and social care has been working incredibly hard during the COVID-19 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, visit the NHS website.