Think twice, do the right thing, and don’t let your guard down
From Monday 19 July, most legal restrictions relating to Covid-19 will be lifted, but the risks of Covid-19 have not gone away. As cases rise here and across the country, please be cautious, not only for yourselves, but to protect our vulnerable residents and frontline workers.
Somerset County Council’s Public Health team is advising people to think carefully about continuing to keep the all-important two metre distance where possible – the UK’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) estimates that the risk of transmitting Covid-19 at 1 metre could be up to ten times higher than at 2 metres.
As another measure to protect more vulnerable members of our local communities, as well as workers in key services such as shops and pubs, it is recommended to continue to wear a face covering in indoor spaces such as in shops, on public transport or in healthcare settings.
Please also continue to wash hands thoroughly and regularly. Meet up outside rather than inside, and, if inside, make sure to let the fresh air in by opening windows and doors.
Finally, it’s important to:
- make sure to get both doses of the vaccine,
- self-isolate when required to do so; and,
- use rapid tests twice a week.
The message is please ‘think twice, do the right thing, and don’t let your guard down’. Thank you.