Are you ready to Play Your Part to protect your community?
Published 23rd July 2020
Doctor with "Play your part" slogan in purple and white
Organisations across Hertfordshire are appealing to the public to play their part in preventing outbreaks of Covid-19 in the county.

As part of a countywide ‘Stay Safe Hertfordshire: Play Your Part’ campaign, residents are reminded that the most important things you can do to help reduce the spread of coronavirus are to:

  1. Keep washing your hands as often as possible, for 20 seconds with warm water and soap
  2. Keep your distance from others, particularly in indoor spaces
  3. Wear a face covering in the places you are required to and when it is difficult to stay socially distanced
  4. Self-isolate and book a test immediately if you get symptoms

Hertfordshire County Council’s Leader David Williams said: “We’d like to thank you Hertfordshire for everything you have done in rising to the challenge of Covid-19.

“Everyone has worked so hard and made sacrifices to help us bring the infection rate down in our county – let’s keep bringing it down so that Hertfordshire can get moving again.

“As lockdown restrictions ease and we all start venturing out a little more, it is absolutely vital that we continue to play our part in protecting our communities and looking after those who are most vulnerable.

“Covid-19 hasn’t gone away - our key workers are still putting themselves on the line every day and our most vulnerable residents are still very much at risk – so please do everything you can to prevent the spread of coronavirus.”

Cllr Linda Haysey, Leader of East Herts Council, added: “Everyone in the NHS and social care along with local authorities, community groups, businesses, and volunteers have played a vital role during the Covid outbreak in helping people in Hertfordshire get the care and support they need.

“Please don’t let all that work go to waste, play your part. If you have symptoms get yourself tested, and if you are asked to self-isolate because you have come into contact with someone who has coronavirus, please do so.”