100 Days Since Lockdown

It’s hard to believe but on Wednesday, it was 100 days since the Prime Minister announced the lockdown back in March.

While we have made good progress since then in managing the outbreak, and with a further easing of the lockdown this weekend, it’s vital we don’t become complacent.  

The risks to our communities and to our local economies are still very much there and we must all do everything we can to stop a second peak of infections.

That means following all the advice, including social distancing, good personal hygiene and regular hand washing. If  people are symptomatic they should self-isolate, contact NHS111 and get tested.

If people are contacted by NHS Test and Trace because they have been in contact with a confirmed case they should self-isolate for 14 days.

In this next phase of managing the outbreak, along with Public Health England, the NHS and District and Borough Councils, we now have plans in place to swiftly identify, contain and stop any local outbreaks across the county. 

The main areas we’ll be focusing on are schools, care settings, local businesses, community settings and hard to reach communities such as the homeless.

Having our plans in place means we are able to monitor cases on a daily basis to ensure we are in a position to mobilise efforts to identify any outbreaks and do everything we can to prevent the spread of the virus.

Throughout the pandemic, the county has pulled together like never before and I’ve seen some amazing community spirit. But if we are to win this battle outright, we need to continue our efforts by taking precautions and following all the advice.

As always, the latest Coronavirus advice is available here

Please stay safe.

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