Posted on Tuesday 31st May 2022
With less than a week to go until the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, people are being encouraged to take sensible precautions over the 4-day bank holiday weekend.
From Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 June, public events and community activities are set to take place across the country to mark the Queen’s 70-year reign.
The advice for anybody feeling unwell or displaying Covid-19 symptoms is to stay at home and avoid contact with others until the symptoms are gone.
People can also minimise the risk of spreading infection by meeting outdoors or keeping indoor rooms well ventilated by opening windows and letting fresh air in.
Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support Member for Public Health and Integrated Care, Paul Northcott, said:
“The Platinum Jubilee will be an historic moment for our country, and we are all looking forward to celebrating Her Majesty the Queen’s 70-year reign. We want people to have an enjoyable and safe Platinum Jubilee, but please do everything you can to keep others safe, particularly if they’re older or have health conditions that put them at higher risk from Covid.
“If you or others in your family feel unwell or display Covid symptoms, please stay at home and avoid contact with others. You’ll still have plenty of opportunity to celebrate when you are better.”
Anybody still in need of a first, second or booster vaccine can book an appointment or attend a walk-in clinic. Anybody aged 5 and over is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine and anybody aged 16 and over is eligible for the booster jab.
The NHS is also offering a spring booster dose to people over the age of 75 and those aged 12 and over with weakened immune systems.
People can find details of their nearest walk-in clinics on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab
Further Covid-19 vaccine information and booking details can be found online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine.
Information and guidance on living safely with Covid can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.