Community leaders have urged residents to unite and follow the latest public health guidance to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep Croydon safe.
With infection rates rising the borough’s agencies are once again stepping up their response to the pandemic, with the public, private and voluntary sectors working as one strong partnership to protect and support Croydon’s communities.
At a meeting of Croydon’s Local Strategic Partnership yesterday, leaders from the council, health services, police, business, faiths and the voluntary sector urged local communities to stay vigilant and play their part.
LSP Chair and council leader Councillor Tony Newman said: “Although Covid-19 levels in Croydon remain lower than elsewhere in London and nationally, the numbers are rising around the country so we must all be vigilant and play our part in limiting the risk to ourselves and others. The best way we can all do that is by following government guidance on social distancing, the rule of six, regular hand washing and wearing a mask.
“Since lockdown began the council has worked with colleagues in the NHS, businesses, charities and the local community in response to Covid-19, and this ongoing work is more important given this week’s new government restrictions.
“I want to reassure everyone in our borough that every organisation on the LSP will continue to work together and support our residents and businesses through this difficult time.
“In the meantime, I know there may be many people in our borough who are unsure about what these restrictions mean for them and what they can and cannot do. Visit the NHS UK website for the latest updates on how to stay healthy and safe, and if you develop coronavirus symptoms, self-isolate and get tested as soon as possible by calling 119.”