Health and Wellbeing

A call out to be careful

A group of young adults chatting and laughing outside Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Posted on: 17 June 2021

The latest data in Devon shows the largest volume of positive cases among young people and the younger working age population, 20 to 39 year olds.  

It’s probably less to do with the fact their working – we’re not seeing an especially high number of outbreaks in workplace settings – and more likely that it includes the most recent age groups which are now beginning to be vaccinated.   

It is also likely that this is an age group that tends to mix more socially.   We know that increased social mixing, particularly indoors, increases the risk of transmission, and with pubs, restaurants and many other places open again, the opportunity for social contact is much more available.  

So, here’s a call out to everyone, including this younger working age population.  Please be mindful.  We’ve still got to be careful. There are still rules, especially around social distancing and face coverings indoors, and we need to follow them.   And please take up the vaccination when you’re invited to do so. 

If you’re out with others, or staying in with others, stick to the rules – hands, face, space and fresh air. 

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