Scunthorpe residents warned against Covid-19 complacency

Scunthorpe residents warned against Covid-19 complacency

Scunthorpe residents warned against Covid-19 complacency

North Lincolnshire Council have warned residents in Scunthorpe and surrounding areas against complacency, despite claiming that the region’s fight against coronavirus is in a “strong position”.

This comes as the self-isolation period is officially increased from seven to ten days.

People have been urged to continue taking precautions, such as regular hand-washing and wearing masks, to help stop the spread of the virus.

Although coronavirus case numbers have remained relatively low throughout Lincolnshire, there are fears nationally around the possibility of a second outbreak.

There are also concerns that as more people head out to pubs, restaurants and other attractions, the virus may spread through asymptomatic carriers.

As such, North Lincolnshire’s Director of Public Health, Penny Spring, has urged residents to remain alert and continue exercising caution, regardless of whether or not they experience symptoms.

She said:

“One of our concerns is that asymptomatic people or those with very mild symptoms may not realise they have coronavirus and spread it to other people.

“This is why we’re urging everyone to take precautions, even if they feel healthy and well.

“If you go out to the pub or a restaurant, it’s still important to be sensible.

“Alcohol can make people forget about social distancing but it’s really vital that everyone is responsible.

“People should continue to stay at home as much as possible and if they can work from home, they should do so.

“If you need to work outside of your home it is important to follow social distancing and to wash your hands regularly with soap and water or to use a sanitiser as an alternative.

“Following these measures will protect others, as well as yourself.

“Wherever you are, if you’re not sure whether to wear a face mask, just wear one and be on the safe side.”

A total of 733 people in North Lincolnshire have tested positive for the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

Fortunately, over the past week there have only been four new confirmed cases.

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