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Staying safe over the festive period

Christmas is an important time where people like to come together.

This year we all face difficult choices and we know that Christmas is going to look very different.

With COVID-19 cases in practically every neighbourhood and a new variant spreading rapidly in parts of the country, it is vital that everyone puts safety first.

  • Think about those who are most vulnerable to serious effects of COVID-19, particularly those aged over 70, people who have a long term illness or those who are already unwell.

  • The fewer contacts you have, the less chance you have of spreading the virus and this in turn keeps people safe and saves lives.

  • The safest way to celebrate over the festive period is to keep it short (24 hours), local and wherever possible celebrate at a distance.

Read more in the Public Health Matters Blog