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Prevent local lockdown

Published: 30 June 2020

Keep keeping Surrey safe

With the latest Government announcement that further lockdown restrictions will be lifted on 4 July, it's easy to feel that life is at last returning to some sense of normal. Our local high streets have now opened, all be it with new measures in place, to ensure the safety of shoppers and workers alike. The new normal. Libraries will start to open from 6 July. More information in Shelf Life here.

With the prospect of the hospitality industry reopening on the 4 July with pubs, hotels and restaurants once again welcoming customers, it's easy to feel excited that our independence and freedom has once again been returned.

Spread the word not the virus

But the virus is still very much amongst us and still life threatening to some of our community members. So please as the doors open on the 4 July we need to continue to play our part so we can avoid local lockdowns.

Please play your part to keep keeping Surrey safe…

1. Maintain social distancing
2. Anyone who has symptoms should self isolate and get tested. Read How to get tested.
3. Wear face coverings where appropriate – see the Surrey Matters article on face coverings.
4. If you test positive – share your contacts with Test and Trace, stop the spread. More information on Test and Trace.
5. Keep washing those hands

Local Outbreak Control Plan

Surrey County Council has published its Local Outbreak Control Plan, outlining its readiness to control the spread of COVID-19 and quickly manage any local spike in infections. Surrey is one of 11 councils chosen to lead the first phase of NHS Test and Trace and the development of Local Outbreak Control Plans.

The document is the result of weeks of intense planning by Surrey's Public Health, communications and emergency management teams alongside military planners, districts and boroughs, and local NHS.

Read more here on Surrey County Council Testing and Outbreak Plan web pages.

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