Hartlepool health officials remind people to stay safe this bank holiday when sun is set to shine
A Hartlepool health chief is asking people to stay safe and stick to Covid rules this bank holiday weekend.
Craig Blundred director of public health at Hartlepool Borough Council, issued the plea with the weather set to be warm and sunny but warned “Covid is still out there”.
People planning get togethers should stick to the “rule of six” or two households and follow measures in place in pubs, restaurants and attractions.
Mr Blundred said: “I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and enjoys some well-earned relaxation, but please stick to the rules because Covid is still out there.
“In particular, if you’re travelling, please plan ahead and travel safely, and if you’re using public transport don’t forget to wear a face covering unless you’re exempt.
“If you’re having a get-together indoors, please stick to a group of six or two households and remember to open a window to let fresh air in.
“And if you’re out and about visiting an attraction or enjoying a meal, please follow the arrangements which the venue has put in place to keep you and their staff safe.
“And of course, whatever you plan to do, don’t forget - hands, face, space and fresh air.”
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have also issued a joint appeal for people to observe the rules and keep A&E clear for those who really need it this weekend.
North Tees pharmacy dispenser Christine Baker said: “Remember, your local pharmacy is here for the community and offers expert advice on ailments such stomach aches, migraines and other common conditions.”