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Message from BwD

Message from BwD

The following was released tonight by our local authority, Blackburn with Darwen.

 

NEW AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL LOCAL LOCKDOWN ⚠️

PLEASE READ NOW, TAG AND SHARE:

We are doing everything we can to avoid a local Coronavirus lockdown for Blackburn with Darwen. The most recent figures show that we are fourth in the country for the number of cases per 100,000. To avoid a lockdown - as seen in Leicester - our Director for Public Health is now asking ALL residents to take these new steps immediately and for at least the next month:

⚠️ A limit of 2 people from the same household allowed to visit another household

⚠️ Please wear face coverings in all enclosed public spaces

⚠️ Avoid hugging or shaking hands with anyone outside of your immediate family

⚠️ Small shops - we will be stepping up our Public Protection advice to ensure that guidelines around face coverings, social distancing, good hygiene and increased ventilation is being followed.

⚠️ Get tested - even if you don’t have symptoms this will help with case finding

Prof. Dominic Harrison said: “These steps will help and we are appealing to everyone in Blackburn with Darwen to follow them to protect themselves and their loved ones. “If we don’t, a local lockdown, like in Leicester, becomes a very real possibility.”

Please read the full update now at: bit.ly/3gZwcQ8

It’s really important that this message reaches as many residents as possible. Please TAG your family and friends to help keep them safe 🌈

 

Stay safe, Mr. Matthews

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