Fylde’s Health Protection Practitioner is urging residents not to abandon all precautions in the wake of easing Coronavirus restrictions.

Richard Hurt says: “The national data showed a promising decline in Coronavirus cases in the two weeks following July 19th and as restrictions continue to ease, we’re keen to get out and enjoy Fylde’s many attractions and fantastic local businesses.

“However, it’s important to remember that these figures will only continue to decrease if we maintain the work we’ve done so far. Small things have a big impact, such as regular and thorough hand washing.

“Many venues have relaxed their policy on face coverings, but you are still advised to wear one in crowded places, or if you are medically vulnerable.

“The most important thing is for people to get vaccinated when they are eligible, and to continue to get tested.

“Evidence shows that around 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 display no symptoms, so it’s crucial that everyone continues to test regularly in order for us to stay ahead of the virus and avoid unknowingly putting anyone at risk.”

Lateral flow tests are rapid symptom-free tests, which can be accessed through local testing hubs and pharmacies, or online. The tests are free and give a result in around 30 minutes.

If you display Covid-19 symptoms, you should take a PCR test and isolate if advised.

There is a huge range of Covid-19 testing options in Fylde. Routes to testing are detailed on https://new.fylde.gov.uk/routes-to-testing-in-fylde/

More than 86% of people across the Fylde have now received their first vaccine and more than 77% are fully vaccinated. Let’s keep Fylde safe as we get back to enjoying all that the borough has to offer.

For further information about walk-in sites across Lancashire please visit: https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/CovidVaccination/getmyjab


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