Thursday October 8th 2020

Surrey County Council has just confirmed a significant rise in people testing positive for Coronavirus in Woking.

The vast majority of local people have followed public health guidelines, and it’s absolutely vital we continue to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our local community.

Ruth Hutchinson, Surrey County Council's Director of Public Health said, “If you have become a bit more relaxed about social distancing over the summer, then now is the time to make sure you are keeping your distance from people you don’t live with. It is one of the best ways to limit the spread of the virus.”

Here's a reminder of Surrey County Council’s advice:

Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible).

Wear face coverings in shops, supermarkets, confined public areas and on public transport.

Wash your hands regularly, and use hand sanitiser if you can’t access soap and water.

If you have symptoms self isolate and get tested.

If you test positive, provide details of those you’ve been in contact with. These people will then be alerted by NHS Test & Trace, and advised to self-isolate.

Here’s the government’s advice on mixing with others:

When seeing friends and family you do not live with, you should meet in groups of 6 or less. This limit of 6 includes children of any age.

Follow social distancing rules when you meet up with others.

Limit how many different people you see socially over a short period of time.

Meet people outdoors where practical: meeting people outdoors is safer than meeting people indoors because fresh air provides better ventilation.

You can find lots more advice here.

Remember: Be Sensible, Be Mindful, Be Safe!

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