Be safe and sensible

Health professionals in Greater Manchester are asking people to take care and protect themselves and the NHS as the lockdown is further eased this weekend (July 4).

While the social distancing guidance is changing, people are still advised to stay two metres apart from others. If this is not possible, you should stay one metre apart and take other precautions.

GPs, nurses and midwives are among the frontline staff from across the region who have recorded video messages urging people to stay safe and be sensible, and reminding them that the risk from coronavirus is still present.

These personal pleas come from those who have witnessed first-hand the impact coronavirus has had on those who’ve contracted the virus and the pressure it has placed on the NHS.

Also lending their voices to the call are shopworkers, bar staff, public transport workers and Greater Manchester Police.

You can watch the video here.

Remember to take these precautions to keep yourself, you family and your friends safe.

  • Keep a safe distance and limit contact with other people
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Use face coverings on public transport or in enclosed spaces

Anyone who gets coronavirus symptoms should immediately get tested and self-isolate at home. If they test positive, they should then help the NHS trace everyone they've been in recent contact with.

Anyone who is subsequently contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told they have been close to someone infected should also self-isolate.

Read the latest advice on staying safe outside your home.

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