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Watch: North Norfolk council leader urges people to help save NHS

Leader of North Norfolk District Council, Sarah Bütikofer, has addressed residents amidst the Covid-19 outbreak.

On Monday 23rd March, the Government introduced new measures in order to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.

They require everyone to stay at home at all times, with the exception of:

  • Shopping for basic necessities like food and medicine, "as infrequently as possible" and use food delivery services "where you can"
  • One form of exercise a day, such as a run, walk or cycle. This can be done alone or with members of your household
  • Any medical need, to give care or to help a vulnerable person
  • Travelling to and from work, but only if this is "absolutely necessary" and cannot be done from home

Councillor Bütikofer has reiterated the new measures in a video released today, 25th March, as well as advice for residents in the district:

In the video, Councillor Bütikofer, speaks of the importance of the adhering to the new measures, saying it will save lives.

She also speaks of the measures the District Council has taken to reinforce the Government's "Stay at Home" message.

They including closing their coastal car parks, public toilets and more, but explained promenades and beaches will remain open for people to exercise.

North Norfolk District Council has a dedicated phone number and email address for people to contact if they need help with benefits, council tax, and business support.

They are available between 8am and 8pm on weekdays on 01263 516000 or nndccovid19@north-norfolk.gov.uk.

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