The Stick With It Suffolk campaign was launched in May 2020 by the Suffolk Resilience Forum, which includes Suffolk’s NHS, emergency and public services, because we are not out of the woods yet. We are asked to keep following these instructions:
• Keep staying at home
• Keep working from home where you can
• Keep 2 metres apart if you go out
• Keep exercising safely
• Keep washing your hands with soap and water
• Keep self-isolating if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
• Keep travelling by car, bike or walking
• Keep staying safe at work
• Keep shielding yourself if you’re vulnerable
• Keep supporting local businesses
• Keep looking out for each other
People are asked to share their stories and how they are managing to stick with it, using the hashtag #StickWithItSuffolk on social media.
Stuart Keeble, Suffolk Director of Public Health, said: “On behalf of all the members of the Suffolk Resilience Forum, I’d like to say thank you to the people of Suffolk for the sacrifices they are making by following these instructions.
“But now, more than ever, it is important that we stick with it – the number of cases can very easily increase if we take our eye off the ball. This would be a backward step, with strict lockdown measures coming back into force.”
Dr Mark Shenton, Chair of the Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our communities for their continued support in helping our health and care system to manage this public health emergency.
“These are unprecedented times and the measures we have all taken so far are really making a difference. This is why it is so important to continue following government guidelines and keeping the two metre distance from each other.
“I am so proud of how our services are responding to this crisis and extremely heartened by the continued support that so many people are giving us by following these rules.
“Please continue to stay alert, continue to help control this virus and help us all save lives.”