Residents advised to limit social contact

In the run-up to the New Year, many people across Herefordshire plan to celebrate with friends and family. We're asking all residents to follow government guidance and limit social contact. 

Doing this will help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help protect you, your loved ones and the NHS.

Dr Rebecca Howell-Jones, the council's acting director of public health, says:

“Many of us want to go out and enjoy ourselves. But it’s important to remember to keep yourself and others safe. This is why we are asking people to prioritise meetings that are most important to them and limit other social contacts.

“It’s really important to take a lateral flow test if you do plan to meet people.

“If you have a negative test, keep a one-metre distance and wear a mask wherever possible. Remember, socialising outside is safer than being indoors.

“Don’t forget the other important measures we should all be taking every day to reduce the spread of the virus. Keep washing and sanitising hands; wear face coverings when out shopping, in places of worship and on public transport; work from home where possible and let fresh air into indoor spaces.

 “If you haven’t yet had your vaccination or booster, now is the time to book.

 “And if you have a temperature, cough, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, no matter how mild, you need to isolate and get a PCR test as quickly as possible.”

Find out more about keeping Herefordshire safe by visiting this webpage.

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Published: 29th December 2021