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Public plea to stay indoors over Easter

8 April 2020

Brent Council has issued a plea to residents to continue to follow the Government’s guidelines over the Easter bank holiday weekend, as medical experts warn the peak of the disease is close.

The 4-day break is normally a busy time for families and visitors to the borough, as the weather warms-up, the schools are on holiday for Easter and the parks fill-up.

But as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, it is essential that residents and visitors remain committed to protecting their loved-ones by staying at home.

Councillor Krupa Sheth, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, praised residents’ efforts so far.

She said: “During this huge upheaval to our normal daily lives, and all the sorrow and grief for many, many families who have lost loved-ones, throughout we have seen an incredible effort from our carers and community volunteers offering unconditional care and kindness to our most vulnerable residents who are reliant on their resilience to get us through this crisis.

 “We have also seen the vast majority of people working together to abide by the new rules on social distancing and staying at home, which will save lives further down the line and protect our caring staff so they can continue to do their best to fight this pandemic.

“I would just like to thank all those residents who continue to sacrifice seeing friends and family, for the sake of their loved-ones and our essential workers who are risking their lives for us.

“We need to continue to keep-up this fantastic effort and resist the urge to meet up with family and friends this bank holiday weekend, as the fight to combat the disease is far from over.

“While we can take exercise once a day, we must not congregate in parks and form crowds where the virus can spread.

“Instead, we should use social media where we can to connect to our loved-ones and remain with our ‘isolation families’ until the restrictions are lifted.

“It’s a small sacrifice when you think about what our NHS staff are going through at the moment, so please stick to the rules.

“We want to keep you, your friends and family safe. Please do stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.”