'Play Your Part' to protect the community

Organisations across Hertfordshire, including Broxbourne Council, are appealing to the public to play their part in preventing outbreaks of COVID-19.

As part of a county-wide ‘Stay Safe Hertfordshire: Play Your Part’ campaign, residents are being reminded of the important steps they must take to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. These are:

  • Washing hands as often as possible, for 20 seconds with warm water and soap.
  • Keep a distance from others, particularly in indoor spaces.
  • Wear a face covering in the places where they are required and when it is difficult to stay socially distanced.
  • Self-isolate and book a test immediately if suffering from any symptoms of COVID-19.

Leader of Broxbourne Council, Councillor Lewis Cocking said:

The fight against coronavirus has been a challenging one, but I couldn’t be more proud of the tireless efforts of the local community so far.

It is important that we remember that although much progress has been made, there is still more to be done. Frontline workers and vulnerable members of the community are still facing higher risks than everyone else, and it is down to each and every one of us to play our part in protecting our community as well as safeguarding and moving forward with the progress made so far.

Dr Prag Moodley, Chair of East and North Herts CCG and Stevenage GP stated:

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, visit www.nhs.uk   

Published: July 28th 2020