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SERVICES RESUME: Hertsmere Council call on everyone to play their part as lockdown eases

 Published on: 16th April 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

As non-essential shops, leisure facilities, pub gardens, hairdressers, libraries and other community services re-opened this week, April 12, in line with Government guidelines, Hertsmere Council are calling on everyone to continue to do their part.

Residents are being asked to keep themselves, their families and friends and their communities safe by following the mantra of hands, face, space and fresh air.

In addition, residents, who don’t have symptoms, should get a rapid test for coronavirus twice a week. From this week, rapid testing is available for everyone without symptoms.

One in three people with coronavirus show no symptoms and potentially are spreading the infection without knowing it.

Twice weekly rapid testing enables local teams to find cases and prevent the spread of infection.

Jim McManus, Director of Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “Have fun, shop locally, support local businesses, but please be sensible, respectful and look out for one another. That way, we can keep COVID-19 case rates low and continue moving along the roadmap and towards the summer we’re all hoping for.”

Lesley Crisp, Principal Economic Development Officer at Hertsmere Borough Council said: “It’s wonderful to see businesses reopening again after so long unable to operate.

“We really want people to shop locally so they can support their high streets, however, this must not come at the expense of people’s health.

“Please continue to do all you can to keep yourselves and your community safe. Wear a face covering; wash your hands or use hand sanitiser regularly; maintain social distancing and get tested twice-a-week.

“By taking these simple steps, we can, hopefully, continue to make our way out of lockdown and go back to something of a normal life.”

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