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Public Health messages go mobile!

An Ad Van displays Public Health messages out and about at a market in Worcestershire. Published Monday, 28th September 2020

Public Health in Worcestershire is working with One Worcestershire partners to remind people in the county how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Public Health in Worcestershire is working with One Worcestershire partners to remind people in the county how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In recent weeks the number of Coronavirus infections has increased across the country. In Worcestershire, the number of Covid-19 cases is also going up.

Essential public health advice is being shared through the media, social media and through traditional advertising. As from today those messages are going mobile. A series of advertising vans are travelling around Worcestershire.

The vans display advice which reinforce messages on how residents can break the chain of transmission and do their bit to keep their communities safe.

Councillor John Smith, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Health and Wellbeing said: “These important messages will help remind our residents about some of the key actions they can take to help keep them, their loved ones and their communities safe. Using the advertising vans in key locations is a great way to remind people to keep up the good work they are already doing to help to stop the spread of the virus.”

The mobile advans are in Kidderminster and Malvern today (Thursday 1st October) and will be in Worcestershire’s other major towns over the weekend and early next week.

Dr. Kathryn Cobain, Director of Public Health for Worcestershire said: “It is important to continue to adhere to the regulations which are in place to keep us all safe. Maintaining a safe distance of 2 metres from others, self-isolating properly when required and keeping to the rule of six are things we must all do to break the chain of transmission.”

Why not snap a photograph if safe to do so and tag One Worcestershire? We will reshare your picture to ensure these messages reach as many people as possible.

For further information and advice, please visit: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/coronavirus