13th Aug, 2020

Video: County health chief gives update on staying safe this weekend

Ross Crawford 3rd Apr, 2020 Updated: 3rd Apr, 2020

WITH warm weather expected over the weekend and temperatures in some areas set to hit highs of 20C, Worcestershire Director of Public Health Dr Kath Cobain has given a video update on current government guidelines regarding coronavirus.

The Local Government Association, which includes all local authorities in Worcestershire, including the County Council, is also underlining that, unless essential travel is required, households should continue to follow Government’s advice to remain at home to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus.

The LGA which represents councils across England and Wales, says it is vital that people avoid taking any unnecessary risks with the nation playing a vital role in fighting this deadly disease.

People are reminded:

Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home) and should stay more than two metres from others.

You can also go for a walk or exercise outdoors close to home once a day, but must observe the 2 metre rule when doing so.

Wash your hands as soon as you get home.

Do not meet others who are not in your household, including friends and family.

Councillor James Jamieson, LGA Chairman, said: “With warm weather forecast for the weekend, I like many others will be looking forward to some fresh air.

“I understand families might be tempted to go out and enjoy the sunshine, whether that’s a trip to the coast or seaside, or a picnic in a beauty spot or country park.

“But the Government’s guidance is clear; you shouldn’t go out unless it is necessary and for essential travel or once daily exercise.

“We know that the vast majority of people have followed the advice and stayed safe and stayed at home.

“By simply remaining at home, we can save lives and reduce the pressure on our incredible health and social care workers.”

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