Question health leaders on Covid ahead of freedom day

The webinar will be attended by the director of public health for North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bristol.

Live-streamed on YouTube, the webinar will be attended by the director of public health for North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and director for communities and public health for Bristol. - Credit: Archant

People in North Somerset can quiz health leaders about what they can do to keep infection rates low in the run up to the potential ease in Covid restrictions on June 21. 

North Somerset Council's director of public health is joining health leaders from Bristol and South Gloucestershire to host the webinar, titled Covid-19: What Now?, where the public can ask questions about the current coronavirus guidance and how to reduce the spread of the virus.

Live-streamed on YouTube, the webinar will be attended by Matt Lenny, director of public health for North Somerset, director for communities and public health for Bristol, Christina Gray, and director of public health for South Gloucestershire, Sara Blackmore.

Matt Lenny said: “Even as restrictions ease, we know Covid-19 will remain an issue. No one tool can beat the disease alone, so it’s really important we use the entire arsenal to reduce our own risk and protect our friends and family.

“But, we know it can be difficult to understand what those tools are and how best you can use them. We hope this webinar will answer any questions you have about how you can, and why you should, keep your risk low in the coming months.”

The webinar, live-streamed on YouTube, will be held on Tuesday.

The webinar, live-streamed on YouTube, will be held on Tuesday. - Credit: North Somerset Council

The webinar is being held in the lead up to the potential move to step four of the Government’s roadmap to ease restrictions - dubbed freedom day.

Sara Blackmore stressed that as guidance changes, and our understanding of the virus grows, it can be confusing for people to know what they can and cannot do.

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She said: "I hope that this session provides an opportunity for people to ask questions and to learn about how we can live safely with Covid-19 in the coming weeks and months.”

Live-streamed on YouTube, Covid-19: What Now? will take place on Tuesday from 6-7pm, and can be attended by logging on to https://youtu.be/Idx6eKySStg

Residents can ask questions during the webinar at Slido.com, using the hashtag #CovidWhatNow

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