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Three key ways to keep coronavirus cases reducing in Gateshead

Coronavirus advice July 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases in Gateshead continues to decrease, residents are being urged to do their part to help. 

Despite recent inaccurate media reports that cases in Gateshead were on the rise, we are actually seeing a decrease in Covid-19 cases.

Now, the Council is urging residents to play their part in protecting themselves, others and Gateshead as a whole. 

We are asking residents to: 

  • maintain a 2m distance from people not in their household 
  • wash their hands regularly for 20 seconds 
  • isolate immediately and call 119 to arrange a test if they have symptoms of a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change to their sense of smell or taste 

Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health for Gateshead, said:

"Our most recent data shows that the number of new Covid-19 cases recorded in Gateshead has reduced in the past fortnight from six to two. This reduction mirrors the overall downward trend in numbers of positive cases in Gateshead which started in late April. 

"We know that, at this point in time, while the risk of COVID-19 in our community has not completely gone away it is lower, with fewer than 10 new cases seen each week.  

"But it's not zero risk so we are asking residents to help us keep these figures low by doing three key things, one of which is continuing to maintain 2m social distancing from people not in their household. The longer you spend with someone and the closer you stand, the greater the risk of infection. 

"Try to keep a 2m distance and consider additional preventative measures such as wearing a face covering, meeting outdoors or, if indoors, keep windows and doors open for ventilation." 

Gateshead Council Leader Martin Gannon added: "Residents must help protect themselves, protect others as well as protecting their local community and our local health care system, by following the guidance. This terrible virus has not gone away but if we all work together we can help reduce the spread of infection further." 

Gateshead Council has this week published its COVID-19 local outbreak control plan which focuses on protecting the health of Gateshead's residents by preventing localised COVID-19 outbreaks, responding quickly where an outbreak is identified, and providing support for complex settings, communities, and individuals where required. 

 Read the plan 

 

Coronavirus advice July 2020
02 July 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases in Gateshead continues to decrease, residents are being urged to do their part to help. 

Despite recent inaccurate media reports that cases in Gateshead were on the rise, we are actually seeing a decrease in Covid-19 cases.

Now, the Council is urging residents to play their part in protecting themselves, others and Gateshead as a whole. 

We are asking residents to: 

  • maintain a 2m distance from people not in their household 
  • wash their hands regularly for 20 seconds 
  • isolate immediately and call 119 to arrange a test if they have symptoms of a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change to their sense of smell or taste 

Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health for Gateshead, said:

"Our most recent data shows that the number of new Covid-19 cases recorded in Gateshead has reduced in the past fortnight from six to two. This reduction mirrors the overall downward trend in numbers of positive cases in Gateshead which started in late April. 

"We know that, at this point in time, while the risk of COVID-19 in our community has not completely gone away it is lower, with fewer than 10 new cases seen each week.  

"But it's not zero risk so we are asking residents to help us keep these figures low by doing three key things, one of which is continuing to maintain 2m social distancing from people not in their household. The longer you spend with someone and the closer you stand, the greater the risk of infection. 

"Try to keep a 2m distance and consider additional preventative measures such as wearing a face covering, meeting outdoors or, if indoors, keep windows and doors open for ventilation." 

Gateshead Council Leader Martin Gannon added: "Residents must help protect themselves, protect others as well as protecting their local community and our local health care system, by following the guidance. This terrible virus has not gone away but if we all work together we can help reduce the spread of infection further." 

Gateshead Council has this week published its COVID-19 local outbreak control plan which focuses on protecting the health of Gateshead's residents by preventing localised COVID-19 outbreaks, responding quickly where an outbreak is identified, and providing support for complex settings, communities, and individuals where required. 

 Read the plan 

 

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