Health chief urges public to keep doing their bit to stem pandemic

By Barrie Hudson - 31 July 2020


Swindon's Director of Public Health has urged the public to continue to play their part in reducing the spread of coronavirus.

  • Steve Maddern thanked the people of the borough for their efforts so far

    Steve Maddern thanked the people of the borough for their efforts so far

Steve Maddern's personal message is included in the latest edition of borough council e-newsletter Your Swindon.
He said: "Firstly, I wanted to thank everyone throughout the borough for the resilience you have shown, and continue to show, in responding to coronavirus.
"We all have a part to play in reducing the risk of infection and must continue to follow social distancing guidance while at work and socialising. 
"Everyone should be following social distancing advice, both in and out of work, to prevent the spread of the virus."
Mr Maddern added: "Good hygiene is the best prevention and there are some simple steps you can take to protect you, your family and colleagues by maintaining your social distance, washing your hands regularly and thoroughly and if you cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue."While small outbreaks are expected as a result of relaxing lockdown arrangements and as people return to work, we have developed a Local Outbreak Management Plan to supplement and support the national NHS Test and Trace Service and to ensure a rapid response to manage local outbreaks."

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