The message is clear - stay at home and save lives

March 26 2020

BRISTOL Mayor Marvin Rees is urging people to stay at home to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect vulnerable people in the city.
As of Monday 23 March, 23 people in Bristol have been reported to have coronavirus. Bristol City Council is working hard alongside city partners, health services, and the voluntary sector to support people in the city, including special measures for homeless people. But the mayor has warned this critical work will be hampered by people not listening to Government advice.
The government recommends:
• Avoid social contact
• Work from home if you can
• Don’t use public transport unless you have to
• Do not attend social or extended family gatherings
• Contact your GP or Health service via phone or online
• Only leave your home if you have to – to buy urgent supplies, go to key work, or get fresh air a safe distance from others.
Pubs, clubs, gyms, cinemas and theatres should now have all closed, and restaurants and cafes should only be providing takeaway or delivery.
Mayor Rees said: “Bristol’s hospitals and healthcare services are under huge pressure. It is everyone’s job to act now to help prevent more people needing medical help. The message is clear, stay home and save lives.”