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Maidstone Borough Council is appealing to all residents and businesses to do everything they can to help stop the rate of coronavirus rising still further across the borough in order to protect each other and reduce the pressures on the NHS.

As Maidstone remains in Tier 3 from 17 December for at least the next two weeks across Christmas, MBC is reminding everyone to continue to follow government Covid-19 restrictions and remember to adhere to the message of ‘Hands, Face and Space.’

Alison Broom, Chief Executive of Maidstone Borough Council said:

“The rates of Covid-19 infections in the borough are still increasing which is a very great concern to us all. MBC is asking everyone to continue to take care in these difficult times and trying to make everyone aware of how important it is to please keep washing their hands, wear a face covering and stay two metres apart.

“We understand how hard it has been and continues to be, particularly in trying to make plans for the festive season, but it is still really important to protect each other and ease the burden on our local NHS which is, if people do need it for any reason, still open and safe to use.”

Miles Scott, Chief Executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, said:

“The safety of our patients is our main priority and we have strict infection prevention processes social distancing measures and visiting restrictions in place at our hospital sites to help keep everyone safe.

“We want to reassure patients attending our hospitals that they should continue to come for treatment unless they are told otherwise. It is very important in particular for patients undergoing treatment for cancer to continue to attend their appointments and we assure them it is safe to do so.

“If you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do, please visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111. The service is available 24 hours a day seven days a week and the call handlers will ensure you get the right treatment in the right place in a more timely way.”

Remember Hands, Face and Space.

For more information on the tier 3 rules please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-3-very-high-alert


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