“The Coronavirus can affect any of us, at any time – no-one is immune, and the consequences can be extremely serious. We need to slow its spread.
“So, please don’t travel unnecessarily – stay at home, stay safe and protect your friends and loved ones – all our favourite places will be waiting for us once it is safe to travel again.”
• You could spread the virus before symptoms show
• If you must go out for essential food, medication or to exercise, stay two metres (six feet) away from other people at all times
• Wash your hands frequently throughout the day
“As you would expect, our officers will be out this weekend engaging with our communities, explaining what is required and encouraging people to comply. The use of enforcement powers is a last resort, but we will use them if we have to.
“The vast majority of people understand how important it is to stay at home unless absolutely necessary, and we will be out over the Bank Holiday to ensure that happens.”
“So, enjoy the sunshine this long weekend, but please follow the Government guidance and remember that by staying home, you’re saving lives.”
• Bringing your family or friends together, perhaps over a virtual Easter lunch, linking up online, via a video chat app
• Checking with your local place of worship to see if they are offering services online;
• Baking your own hot cross buns – try this recipe from Hampshire County Council’s Catering Service HC3S
• Checking out one of the thousands of e-books and audio books for children and adults, as well as other resources at www.hants.gov.uk/always-open-online
• Looking into Hampshire’s past courtesy of Wessex’s Film and Sound Archive’s 100 days of film project – www.youtube.com/user/WessexFilmArchive - a fantastic, free collection of local film footage, revealing how residents lived their lives across the last century.