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READ | Millers team up with RMBC to share important COVID-19 messages as LED van tours streets of Rotherham

21 July 2020

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Rotherham United have teamed up with Rotherham Council and other local partner organisations to send out key coronavirus messages on a tour of the borough.

The partnership will be using an LED truck to share a video of Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne and the key things that residents need to remember in order to keep themselves safe, and Keep Rotherham Open:

  • Keep two metres apart
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • If you’ve got coronavirus symptoms, you must get tested
  • Wear face coverings

The truck will be driving through streets across the borough with people being encouraged to take a picture of themselves and share the messages.

The truck will be heading out on Monday morning (20th July) and will set off from Rotherham Council’s Riverside House.

Rotherham United manager Paul Warne is encouraging people to get tested and said “We want to see people back in AESSEAL New York Stadium but only when it’s safe to do so.

“If we’re going to beat this virus it’s important that we work together as a team and follow the guidelines that have been set out.”

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The Leader of Rotherham Council, Chris Read, said: “All our local partners, the Council, hospital and other health service partners, are working really hard to make sure we bring down the rate of coronavirus infection. That means everyone to has to play their part, and we want that to be as simple as possible.

“Everyone is keen to get back to a sense of normality as quickly as possible, but we cannot afford to take any chances. Literally thousands of people have had a coronavirus test as part of our enhanced local arrangements in the last week, but it is really essential that anyone who has symptoms, however mild they might be, or even if they just have a worry that they may have come into contact with the virus, makes sure that they get tested as soon as possible.”

Local GP and Chair of NHS Rotherham, Dr Richard Cullen, said; “Everyone must continue to keep two metres apart, wash their hands often, and wear face coverings in shops and on public transport, or in other enclosed public spaces, if we are to prevent even more people from dying of this terrible virus.”

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