“Fresh air is your friend” Bank Holiday message from Public Health Director

Somerset’s Director of Public Health Professor Trudi Grant has issued a message to Somerset residents in the lead up to the bank holiday weekend and half term break, encouraging people to enjoy Somerset with caution.

In a video message posted on Somerset County Council’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, Professor Trudi Grant said a big thank you to all Somerset residents for getting us this far.  She reminded people that although infection rates in Somerset are low at the moment, the virus is still here and that sticking to the guidance is still important.

On the question of taking a trip, she stressed the importance of planning ahead and travelling safely, including remembering things like insurance, checking in with accommodation on what to do if you or a family member become symptomatic during the stay and taking regular testing kits with you.

In her video she says: “If you do decide to meet inside (in groups of up to six or two households) make sure you let the fresh air in.

“Even if you have been vaccinated either once or twice, we all must stick to the rules, the reason for this is because the vaccine protects us as individuals but we could still pass the virus on to other people. We must all follow the rules.”

Professor Grant finished the message by wishing everybody a great weekend. If you want to see Dr Grant’s video message visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub4Dk26xog8