Council keeping In Touch in terms of the latest COVID-19 advice

Published Monday, 9 March 2020

Bromley Council is paying heightened attention to the evolving situation around COVID-19 and has formed a specialist group to co-ordinate information and guidance from the government and the NHS.

The council has well-rehearsed emergency planning and business continuity measures in place and the council’s website will be kept up to date with links to the latest information as the situation changes and national advice is updated.

Councillor Diane Smith, Executive Councillor for Adult Services and Public Health said: “Things are obviously changing daily around the outbreak and we are acutely aware of the public concern.

“The message for now remains a simple one, which Is stay calm, don’t stockpile essential commodities and carry on your lives as normal unless there is a reason not to."

“If you are unfortunate to become unwell, please follow the government’s advice as it will provide the most up-to-date advice or, for those without internet access, call NHS111

“In the meantime, it is important that we all follow the NHS’ regularly updated advice in terms of washing hands as regularly as possible and taking other sensible precautions to minimise the possibility of passing on infections as far as practically possible.”

The council will be actively signposting residents to the latest advice through its website and twitter account to ensure that everyone remains alerted to further updates as they appear.

Links to the latest national advice can be found on the council’s website at www.bromley.gov.uk/health

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