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Frontline workers across Kent remind people to stay at home

Published Thursday 20 August, 2020
Last updated on Friday 18 September, 2020

Frontline staff from across Kent and Medway are leading this weekend’s stay-at-home appeal to residents during the ongoing lockdown, as part of potentially life-saving measures against the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

short video of key workers from across the county is aiming to flood social media channels today as emergency services, local councils, health partners and essential service providers from across the Kent Resilience Forum are again uniting to remind everyone to follow the Government’s advice by staying safe at home and only going out for essentials trips.

Those taking part in the #KentTogether campaign include a Kent Police officer, an NHS nurse, a doctor, a KCC community warden, local council workers, search and rescue and coastguard volunteers, water and power company employees, and many staff who are contributing to keeping vital services running during the Covid-19 lockdown.

A spokesman at Swale Borough Council said:

“We have our teams out every day working hard to keep beaches, country parks, play areas and all of your favourite places maintained ready for when the social distancing restrictions are gradually reduced.

“We want to thank everyone who has been following the rules carefully and staying home.

“Unfortunately, there’s a small minority who think these rules don’t apply to them. We would all love to get back to some form of normality and enjoy going out to these public places, but unless everyone stays at home now, it will be longer until we can all enjoy them again.

“We want to remind everyone that heading to the beach, parks or play areas to relax this weekend is not an essential journey.

“Help keep key workers safe and stay at home this weekend.”

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You must only leave your home:​

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary
  • When out to stay two metres (six feet) away from other people.