THE NHS has released a new infographic film featuring Dr Ranj Singh to spread awareness about the new Covid-19 variant and emphasising why people need to stay home.
The film, developed with NERVTAG data, demonstrates how in some parts of the country 1 in 30 people are infected with the virus, so bending the rules could be fatal.
The film will run across PR and social media in England from this weekend, a statement said.
Dr Singh said: “Please don’t risk contracting or passing on the virus and stay home as much as possible. I know it is tough and we are bored with the guidelines, but on behalf of my colleagues in the NHS, please stay at home. I can see it in my hospital, staff are struggling to cope with the amount of care needed to be given to more
and more patients suffering from this terribly debilitating virus.
“If you are going out to exercise, please do so as locally as possible, never exercise with more than one person from another household and always keep two metres distance. If you have to go to the shops, go alone, wear a face mask when indoors and washing your hands before and afterwards. We all need to be vigilant – meeting someone in your supermarket who’s pushed the same trolley or held the same basket could well have coronavirus.”
Medics and the Police are calling on the public to not be complacent this weekend and to stop the spread by sticking to the rules to successfully ease pressure on the NHS and minimise the number of Covid-19 deaths.
“The easiest way to keep our family and friends safe is to stay at home. If you have to go out ask yourself if your journey is essential, and if it is, then think about the safest possible way to do that to minimise contact with others,” said chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Martin Hewitt.
“Whilst the vast majority of us follow the rules and stay at home police officers will be visible in communities tackling those who are not playing their part. We will not hesitate to issue fines to those deliberately breaching the regulations with no regard for the safety of others.”
Link to the video-https://youtu.be/gPREoKx2k8o