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Nottingham key workers unite in video urging public to stay safe over the bank holidays

Key workers from public services across Nottingham and Nottingham have published a video urging local people to stay home and save lives over the bank holiday weekend.

The short video brings together employees from a wide range of organisations working under intense pressure during the coronavirus pandemic.

Key workers from local councils, hospitals and emergency services feature alongside many other front line service teams, who have joined forces to spread the message about staying home this weekend.

Paddy Tipping, Police Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, said: “The more we all stay at home unless it’s essential to leave it, the quicker we will all come through this. Everyone can play their part in tackling this virus, whether that is as a frontline worker or simply by doing what we are asked to do.  The weather looks promising and I feel for people who want to get out and about with their friends, but this time, it’s just not an option.

“Please, stay at home, don’t put more pressure on the police and public services, particularly the NHS.  By staying at home you can help to save lives.  It’s that simple.”

Local services are pulling together to maintain local services and keep local people safe and well during the coronavirus outbreak.

GP practices will be open for phone/online consultations as normal on both Friday and Monday over the bank holidays while local doctors are also supporting with calls to the NHS 111 out of hours service.

Dr James Hopkinson, a local GP and Clinical Leader of the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said:

“The NHS is facing an exceptional challenge and all parts of the system are pulling together to ensure patients can continue to access the care and advice they need, while we respond to the virus outbreak.”

“People who are experiencing Coronavirus symptoms should seek help and advice using NHS111online services at: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19  – and only call NHS111 if they cannot get help online.

“It remains vital, especially over the Easter period when we are predicting a potential rise in Coronavirus cases, that everyone continues to help stop the spread of this virus by following Government advice and staying at home – this will help to save lives and protect our NHS.

 

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Posted on Friday 10th April 2020
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