Council urges residents to continue to play their part to curb the spread of Covid-19

17th November 2020

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is urging residents to continue to play their part to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Chris Smyth said;

“I would like to thank the residents of our district for following the restrictions put in place by the Northern Ireland Executive during this time. In the weeks prior to the current restrictions, we witnessed a rise in positive cases and an increase in hospitalisations locally. This has obviously put our healthcare system under increasing pressure at what is traditionally a very busy time for them.

I know that this is not an easy time, however, while  Covid-19 will be with us for some time to come, by continuing to follow the public health guidance – wearing face coverings, washing and sanitising hands regularly and keeping our distance – we can restrict its impact, reduce the transmission rate and look more positively to the future.

Earlier, during lockdown, we showed our support for all workers in the healthcare sector by clapping on a Thursday evening. By following the guidance and reducing our social contacts, we can once again show our support for the NHS and the healthcare sector in general by helping to reduce the number of positive cases and the number of people who have to be treated in hospital.

We are stronger together and it is that unity of purpose which will see us through this latest wave and ultimately help ease the pressure on the National Health Service.”

The Council acknowledges the contribution of all key frontline workers during this time including those in healthcare, food production, retail and transport for their continued efforts to deliver services to all the residents of the district.