Twentysomethings in Warwickshire encouraged not to take Coronavirus home - The Rugby Observer

Twentysomethings in Warwickshire encouraged not to take Coronavirus home

Rugby Editorial 28th Nov, 2020   0

TWENTYSOMETHINGS across the county are being encouraged not to take Coronavirus home as part of a new campaign supported by Warwickshire County Council (WCC).

The #Donttakeithome campaign has been launched in response to an increase in positive Covid-19 cases in people aged 20-29, which increases the risk of them passing the virus on to anyone else they live with.

WCC asked several Warwickshire bloggers, content creators and young people to give their thoughts on what the Covid experience has been like for them and what actions they are taking to keep themselves, their families and their friends safe.

A council spokesperson said: “We have had a fantastic response so far and have been really impressed with the amount of young people who have been going above and beyond to ensure they #Donttakeithome.”




Director of Public Health Warwickshire Dr Shade Agboola said: “We know many young people are doing the right thing and are taking the right steps to keep themselves safe when socialising with family and friends. Therefore, we thought it was important to give them the opportunity to share their experiences and showcase how they have adapted to deal with the pandemic.

“In addition to our young people, we have also received overwhelming support from Warwickshire bloggers who want to play their part in the campaign to help young people understand the importance of the role they play. We have everyone from food, travel bloggers and fashion to photography and family bloggers – all of whom have stepped up to share their experiences of how lockdown has been for them, highlighting why they are supporting the #Donttakeithome campaign.”


The campaign is also being supported by the NHS, local sports teams and the University of Warwick which is facilitating the Government’s programme to rollout mass testing from the end of November, to ensure their students are ready to go home for the Christmas break.

The campaign is being rolled out county-wide and can be supported by the #Donttakeithome hashtag on social media.

The campaign’s main messages include wearing a face covering in public places, washing hands regularly, maintaining social distance, and sticking to the current rules about how many people you can mix with and in which settings.

Visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/information-coronavirus for more information on the latest guidance and support.

Visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/donttakeithome to watch the campaign videos.

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