'This isn't over yet' say Cleveland Police and NHS amid calls for bank holiday restraint

Stewart Park in Middlesbrough. Credit: Middlesbrough Council

Cleveland Police and the NHS have urged the public to show restraint over the Bank Holiday weekend and act responsibly.

This call comes after the Government lifted restrictions on lockdown earlier this month.

Both organisations though say it is important to take personal responsibility for their actions.

Chief Superintendent Thom McLoughlin, head of local policing at Cleveland Police, said:

We continue to police according to the national guidance and continue to ask our communities to abide by all the Government advice to stay alert, stay at home as much as possible, work from home if you can, limit contact with other people, keep your distance if you go out and wash your hands regularly.

Chief Superintendent Thom McLoughlin, Cleveland Police

Julie Lane, Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Safety and Quality at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust added:

This simply is not over yet. We can ill afford to become complacent after all the hard work to date.

Julie Lane, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust