An update from Dr Rupert Suckling – 18 March

We’re over a month into the government’s ‘Living with Covid’ plans, which saw the removal of legal Covid restrictions, and as expected we have seen an uptick in cases both locally and nationally.

We’re also seeing this now translate into hospital admissions too, with more patients in active Covid care than we’ve seen in recent weeks.

This is another reminder that Covid has not disappeared and remains circulating in our community. It’s important that we all do what we can to ensure we keep everyone as safe as possible.

Wearing face coverings in crowded, enclosed spaces and staying home when unwell may no longer be legal requirements but really do help protect ourselves and others.

Washing our hands regularly, making sure rooms are well ventilated when we meet others and getting vaccinated (if you haven’t yet) are other important ways to help balance the risks.

Finally, today (Friday 18 March) marks exactly two years since the first Covid case was discovered in Doncaster. This Wednesday (23 March) also marks two years since the Prime Minister announced the first lockdown, and there will be a national minute’s silence at 12 noon. 

We’ve all experienced some dark days over those two years, but I’m proud of the way the Doncaster community stuck together through those incredibly difficult times.

We’re now in a much better place thanks to the vaccination programme, but also thanks to your dedication of sticking to the continually evolving rules and restrictions, isolating when needed and being on hand to help some of our most vulnerable residents.

The future definitely appears brighter, and it is in no small part thanks to the ways in which we have all played our part over the last two years.

  • Category: Health & wellbeing

Last updated: 18 March 2022 14:44:07

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