Kent Resilience Forum working hard to stem growth of Covid-19
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'We have launched fourteen symptom free testing sites already and there are more planned over the coming weeks, we have bolstered resources in contact tracing and our Trading Standards team play a key part in advising businesses on Covid regulations, taking enforcement action where necessary.
'We also need the county residents to play their part, adhering to the new restrictions to reduce infections, protect the NHS and save lives. As an authority we will do everything we can to support this.'
'Throughout all our planning our priority has been to ensure that there is dignity and respect for those who have lost their lives and consideration for the bereaved.'
'Unfortunately, there are some people who still think it is acceptable to throw parties, go outside in large numbers or commit other serious breaches of Covid-19 regulation, which has contributed to us all having to once again stay at home and stay away from our friends, relatives and colleagues.
'Kent Police officers are continuing to police the national restrictions in a proportionate manner, using enforcement as a last resort. But anyone who flagrantly or repeatedly breaks the rules at a time when there is so much pressure on Kent’s health services should be left in no doubt that action will be taken against them.
'As Chair of the Kent Resilience Forum, it is my firm belief that the work we are all carrying out will lead to a brighter future for everyone in our county who has been so severely affected by this terrible disease.'