The Faculty of Public Health fully supports the urgent message delivered today by the Government’s Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Advisor.
It is imperative that all in society follow guidance on Covid-19 to protect themselves, their friends, family and other members of the public.
Cases of Covid-19 are beginning to rise once again, and with this comes further deaths and suffering for individuals and families across the UK and overseas.
As we enter the winter period, we also run a very real risk of Covid-19 cases overwhelming an already stretched NHS, which will lead to many patients being unable to access care which they desperately need.
We have already seen that if we work together and take appropriate action – social distancing, washing our hands, covering our face and isolating where necessary, we can stem the spread of this virus, save lives and protect the NHS.
The public has done outstanding work already to prevent the spread of the virus, and FPH does not underestimate the significant sacrifices people have made to play their part in preventing the spread of this virus.
We must continue these efforts, and we echo today’s call to the public to continue to follow guidance to protect themselves and fellow citizens from this terrible disease.