North Yorkshire’s coronavirus safety messages are on the move

North Yorkshire is reinforcing coronavirus safety messages with digital screen advertising in a bid to keep its communities safe during the continuing pandemic.

Van in Harrogate

The County Council has coordinated the van to travel around key locations to remind people to follow coronavirus rules and guidelines on hand-washing, social distancing, face coverings and what to do if they have symptoms.

County Councillor Caroline Dickinson, Executive Member for Public Health, said: “It’s important to reinforce the Government’s key messaging around keeping safe, especially now restrictions have been lifted. We need to make sure people are doing everything they can to minimise their risk of catching the virus as well as spreading it to others.

“The van is travelling to popular destinations across the county, not only for North Yorkshire residents but for people visiting from other areas. It is, without doubt, a critical moment for our economy, but this virus is not going away and as we return to a sense of normality it’s important to stay vigilant.

“The key messages and information on local testing sites is a reminder to residents, workers and tourists alike to remember to continue with safety measures – self-isolating and getting a test when they have symptoms, washing hands regularly, carrying hand sanitiser, staying two metres from people not in their own household where possible and taking additional precautions, like wearing a face covering. 

“Now is not a moment to lose concentration as lives and livelihoods here continue to depend on us all playing our part.”

Find more information on how to stay safe.

This story was published 2 September 2020