Keep loved ones safe this Mother's Day
Please stick to the rules this Mother's Day - better days are ahead
This weekend marks the second Mothering Sunday since the pandemic began, and Wiltshire Council is asking residents to continue to stick to the rules and help ensure that better days can be enjoyed in the months ahead.
Mothering Sunday takes place on Sunday 14 March and with local COVID-19 rates heading in the right direction, the council is asking people to continue to be sensible and not be tempted to meet up with family indoors.
A slight change in the restrictions on Monday (8 March) means that two individuals from separate households can meet up in public outdoor spaces for exercise and recreational purposes, but they must ensure they are socially distanced and not be in private gardens. Unless already part of a childcare or support bubble, people from different households cannot meet up indoors.
Kate Blackburn, Director for Public Health, said:
So many of us want to see our mums and give them a big hug, particularly this weekend, but we need to keep being sensible. Any uptick in local cases could mean that the dates laid out in the Government roadmap could change and become further away, so we need to do everything we can to keep each other and our loved ones safe.
Thanks so much to everyone for helping us drive down case numbers but this virus has already proven to be able to get out of hand quickly, so we need to keep going that little bit longer.
If the vaccine programme maintains its good progress and we all continue to adhere to the rules, then we are really not too far away from seeing more people and enjoying special occasions together again.
More information about the Government's roadmap out of lockdown can be found at the Government roadmap page.