Health leaders urge people to continue following guidance this weekend

This weekend, as the country begins to open its pubs, café’s and restaurants again, health leaders across central Lancashire are urging residents to continue to follow social distancing guidelines.

Dr Lindsey Dickinson, Chair and Clinical Leader of Chorley and South Ribble CCG said: “We are hugely thankful for the support that the public has shown for the NHS over recent months and the sacrifices that have been made to enable us to make such positive steps towards controlling the Covid-19 virus, however if you are planning on going out this weekend please remember that risk still remains.

Anyone can get the virus and for many it can be fatal, so it is really important to always follow guidance to keep yourself your family and your friends safe.”



Remember to always:
· Keep your distance from others
· Wash or sanitise your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
· Wear a face covering if you need to use public transport
· Self isolate if you or anyone in your household have symptoms

Dr Sumantra Mukerji, Chair and Clinical Leader of Greater Preston CCG said: “It is also important to find out as much as possible about the rules in place at your destination. Venues will all have their own methods of keeping their staff and visitors safe. Social distancing, hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes remain the most important measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and systems such as NHS Track and Trace are essential to maintain the spread of the virus.



Please continue to be vigilant as we work to safely support patients across the area.