The Department of Public Health North East are appealing to the public to do everything possible to stop this surge of Covid-19
Dr Augustine Pereira, Director of Public Health North East, said: “The North East region has reached another milestone of COVID-19 cases, The pandemic is not over yet, and we are urging the public to be extra vigilant and act responsibly, in order to minimise the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
• stay at home if unwell and at least halve your social activities for the next 4 weeks.
Testing and self-isolation is still critically important – if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, stay at home and get a free PCR test as soon as possible. Continue to wear a face covering, frequently wash hands, keep a physical distance of two metres, avoid crowded places, and adhere to proper cough and sneeze etiquette. These actions are in our control and are effective