Message from Suffolk’s NHS, Emergency and Public Services



To all Suffolk residents

We strongly urge you to stay home, stay safe, and stay near where you live.

To help stop the spread of coronavirus all of us must follow the Government’s instructions for the sake of ourselves, our families, our communities, the NHS, and every key worker.

While the vast majority are making sacrifices for the greater good, a minority are not – driving outside of their own immediate area to other locations to exercise, or congregating in parks, beaches and beauty spots.
When exercising the simple truth is: if you cannot get to where you are going in five to 10 minutes, then you have gone too far.
Over the last few weeks the country has stood as one to applaud the heroism of key workers and volunteers, including those in the NHS who are risking their lives to save others.

On behalf of the selfless we must not be selfish.

While others do their duty trying to protect us, do yours by staying in and around your home.
The Government has said you should only leave your property for:
• shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
• one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
• any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
• travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
Thank you from the services and organisations which make up the Suffolk Resilience Forum.

Signed jointly by:

East of England Ambulance Service Trust
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
Suffolk Constabulary
Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner
Suffolk County Council
Ipswich Borough Council
East Suffolk Council
West Suffolk Council
Babergh District Council,
Mid Suffolk District Council
Environment Agency