Dr Andy Curran:
The past few months have been really difficult for all of us, whether you've been furloughed, working more shifts, not working any shifts, but we've all had to change the way that we live our lives.
This weekend a little bit of normalityis being allowed back where cafes restaurants and pubs are reopening and we all know how keen we all are to go out and be able to enjoy ourselves.
Because of the level of support that the public had given us in the NHS over the past few months, we've been able to keep as many people as possible safe and we're asking you to continue that understanding and help us protect our patients, our staff and the whole of thecommunity.
Coronavirus is stillcirculating within our communities, it is not going away and people are still dying of Coronavirus. So what can you do to help protect yourself, your loved ones and your family?
Well if you are going out this weekend, try and plan ahead, think about where you're going to go and make sure you know how you're going to get there and crucially how you're going to get back if you're going on public transport you must wear a face covering.
Once you get there if it's really crowded and busy, please consider going somewhere else because we want you to maintain as much social distancing as possible and avoid coming into too much close contact with other people.
Make sure you wash your hands or sanitise your hands frequently and regularly and try to make sure that you're avoiding unnecessary contact with people. It's really important that you stay safe this weekend and also that you do have a good time, but provided we're able to follow the rules and stay safe we'll be able to continue to do this over the next few weeks and months.
So please stay safe this weekend. Thank you.