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