Tessa Lindfield, Strategic Director of Public Health, Berkshire East has today asked people to think about what they’re doing to follow the rules and stop COVID-19 spreading.
The latest weekly rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population in Bracknell Forest is 319 (reported up to 15 December).
Tessa Lindfield said:
“We are at a tipping point in this pandemic and the stakes have never been higher in our bid to keep people safe and keep our health services stay up and running effectively.
“COVID-19 rates are high and rapidly increasing. This, combined with people fed up with restrictions and bending the rules, is potentially deadly because there is no doubt that for some people, this disease is very serious indeed.
“So we are asking people to take a moment to stop and think about their behaviour, to ask themselves:
- Am I doing all I can to stop the disease spreading?
- Am I remembering to follow the hands face space guidelines?
- Am I staying at home as much as I can and not seeing people?
- Or am I trying to bend the rules a little – the odd bit of socialising here, a quick pop in to see friends there?
“These are the kinds of behaviours that are causing the virus to spread.
“This is about individual and collective responsibility.”
Bracknell Forest residents must stay home. You must not form or join Christmas bubbles.
Find out more about tier 4 rules on the government's website.