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‘Don’t ignore the social distancing rules if you want to avoid further restrictions after lockdown,’ urges Council Leader

20th November 2020

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Residents in Three Rivers are being urged this weekend to keep following government advice on social distancing to help prevent the further spread of Covid-19. 

Daily exercise is good for our physical and mental wellbeing, but during the current national lockdown it is important that everyone follows the basic rules: 

  • Stay home unless for medical reasons, to get food, exercise, education or work

  • Avoid travel unless essential

  • Keep at least two metres apart from others

  • Wash your hands regularly

  • You must wear a face covering over your mouth and nose in shops

  • Don’t meet up in groups. You are only allowed to meet one other person in an outdoor public place, such as a park. Children under five don’t count. 

Parks, green spaces and play areas remain open in Three Rivers and this weekend extra parks staff will be working to keep everyone safe.  

Other leisure facilities including leisure centres, outdoor gyms and skate parks are currently closed. For a full list of what’s closed visit www.threeriversleisure.co.uk/Coronavirus 

Cllr Sarah Nelmes, Leader of Three Rivers District Council, said: “These restrictions are in place for the safety and wellbeing of the public, so it is important that we all follow them to not only protect each other, but the NHS too.

“Thank you to the vast majority of people who are following the rules and doing their bit to prevent the spread of the virus. But I remain concerned that cases continue to steadily rise and that some people continue to ignore the rules.

“Remember, by following the rules now and keeping the transmission rate low, we can limit further local restrictions once we come out of national lockdown.”

For support and further guidance visit www.threerivers.gov.uk