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"Now is not the time to be complacent"

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Gateshead Council is repeating its appeal to residents to stay at home to help continue to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

Despite easing of the lockdown restrictions by the Government, the Leader of Gateshead Council says now is not the time to be complacent and urged members of the community to continue to adhere to the 'stay at home' guidance.  

Councillor Martin Gannon said: "Evidence suggests the infection rate may be reducing in Gateshead and this is what we want to see. However, now is not the time to be complacent. In order to continue to reduce and prevent infections and keep you and your friends and loved ones safe, it is crucial to stay at home as much as possible. 

"Our first concern is the safety of the people of Gateshead. Unless you can absolutely avoid it, stay at home. That's our clear message. We are really concerned about the public health of the people of Gateshead - what is clear is that if more people are able to stay at home, we will all be far safer." 

Alice Wiseman, Gateshead's Director of Public Health, added: "Maintaining a safe social distance, keeping contact with people outside your household to an absolute minimum and regular handwashing with soap and water for more than 20 seconds, remain the best ways to keep our communities safe.

"It's not just about us as individuals but how we as a community work together to support and protect each other including vulnerable residents such as parents and grandparents."

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10 June 2020

Gateshead Council is repeating its appeal to residents to stay at home to help continue to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

Despite easing of the lockdown restrictions by the Government, the Leader of Gateshead Council says now is not the time to be complacent and urged members of the community to continue to adhere to the 'stay at home' guidance.  

Councillor Martin Gannon said: "Evidence suggests the infection rate may be reducing in Gateshead and this is what we want to see. However, now is not the time to be complacent. In order to continue to reduce and prevent infections and keep you and your friends and loved ones safe, it is crucial to stay at home as much as possible. 

"Our first concern is the safety of the people of Gateshead. Unless you can absolutely avoid it, stay at home. That's our clear message. We are really concerned about the public health of the people of Gateshead - what is clear is that if more people are able to stay at home, we will all be far safer." 

Alice Wiseman, Gateshead's Director of Public Health, added: "Maintaining a safe social distance, keeping contact with people outside your household to an absolute minimum and regular handwashing with soap and water for more than 20 seconds, remain the best ways to keep our communities safe.

"It's not just about us as individuals but how we as a community work together to support and protect each other including vulnerable residents such as parents and grandparents."

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