Preston residents urged to help prevent a local lockdown

Posted on - 31st July, 2020 - 12:53pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston Council, Preston News
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People across Preston are being urged to be vigilant

After many areas across Lancashire have seen stricter Covid-19 lockdown restrictions implemented, Preston residents are being asked to be vigilant to help prevent these harsher measures.


There has been a spike of coronavirus cases across Preston, so people are being reminded to do all they can to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Preston City Council is calling for residents to take extra precautions, including wearing a face covering in enclosed public spaces, avoiding visitors in your home and getting tested if you have symptoms, no matter how mild.

These steps are in addition to the commonly shared messages around regularly washing and sanitising hands and giving each other enough space to social distance.

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Adrian Phillips, Chief Executive at Preston City Council, said: “We all – young and old alike – have a role to play in keeping ourselves, our friends, families and communities safe from this virus.

“None of us want a local lockdown to be introduced, and so, following a spike in cases we are proactively working with partners to prevent the situation from worsening.

“We’re urging everyone to be diligent and play their part. Right now that means as well as washing hands and giving each other space, we are asking you to help us protect our city by taking these additional measures.

“It is not over yet, but we can work together to minimise the risk for Preston.”

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Preston City Council is working in close partnership with Lancashire County Council as well as community and faith groups to ensure all communities are exercising increased caution and following public health guidance.

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Will you be taking extra measures to help prevent Preston from going into a local lockdown? Let us know below.

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