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Coronavirus: Step Up Shropshire – a message from our director of public health Rachel Robinson

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We would like to say thank you everyone who shared yesterday’s important update regarding the rise in cases across Shropshire.

Here our director Of public health Rachel Robinson explains why we all need to ‘Step Up’ to protect ourselves and each other – and avoid any restrictions being placed on our wonderful county.

How you can ‘Step Up’ to help Shropshire:

  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep your distance from people not in your household bubble (2 metres apart where possible)
  • Stick to a maximum group of 6 people when meeting socially – indoors or outdoors
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If you are unable to wash hands and they are visibly clean, use hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol content
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
  • Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will meet people you do not normally meet.
  • Anyone who has any symptoms should book a test and not leave home for at least 10 days. Those living in households should self-isolate for 14 days if they or any members of the household receive a positive test.

Download the ‘Step Up Shropshire’ posters here.

Further information

For local advice and support during the pandemic (especially if you are self-isolating), call Shropshire Council’s COVID-19 Helpline on 0345 678 9028 (lines open on the weekend on Saturday from 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-12pm) or visit our website at www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus.