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Importance of Social Distancing Emphasised on Yorkshire Coast

Importance of Social Distancing Emphasised on Yorkshire Coast

Published by Jon Burke at 6:31am 18th June 2020.

North Yorkshire's director of public health says we should all think carefully before meeting up with our friends.

Dr Lincoln Sargeant says this is vital, as lockdown restrictions are eased.

He says it's especially important for young people, who tend to have large social groups.

Doctor Sargeant says that while the risk of younger people becoming seriously unwell from coronavirus is low, the risk of them passing it on to more vulnerable friends and relatives is very real

He said:

"It's about encouraging people to think about the fact the virus is looking to hitch a ride and it's looking for precisely those kinds of interactions that allow it to spread rapidly to a large number of people and their households. It's never about just who you're meeting, it's about who are they then meeting, who are their contacts and the household contacts of those contacts. That's the kind of thing we need to be thinking about."

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