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Remember, outdoors only this weekend, and social distancing

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Social distancing is crucial to reducing transmission of coronavirus, Steve Brown is reminding people ahead of the Easter weekend.

“With the easing of the restrictions and a nice long Easter weekend to look forward to, it’s natural that people are going to meet up with friends and family, maybe many of whom you haven’t seen for a long time,” said the Director of Public Health Devon.

“But please remember, while you can meet up – two households or a maximum of six people – it’s outdoors only, not indoors.

“So that’s in the garden, or a park, or at a beach for example.

“We know that the virus transmits really well indoors, so staying outside and keeping two metres apart is absolutely crucial to try to reduce the risk of transmission.”

Listen to Steve Brown’s latest message on You Tube.

Cases of coronavirus have been remained relatively stable over the last week, but some outbreaks, particular in indoor workplaces, are still occurring.

Case rates are currently highest among people aged 20 to 39, and in East and Mid Devon.