Lisburn & Castlereagh Mayor urges “Do the right thing, right now.” Stop the spread of COVID-19

October 12, 2020

The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Hon Nicholas Trimble, launched a new campaign over the weekend, appealing to the public to “Do the right thing, right now” and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

With further restrictions being placed across Northern Ireland, the digital campaign has been developed to further promote the need to follow the government advice and guidance. It includes a series of short videos of local people from across communities, sports, business, health and other key groups highlighting the importance of hand washing, social distancing and mask wearing with a call to take action immediately.

In addition, the Mayor has released an open letter to the people of Lisburn & Castlereagh. In it he states;

“I have witnessed a tremendous compassion and community spirit from all corners of Lisburn and Castlereagh. I was genuinely humbled to see the selflessness and the support of so many, when it was needed at its most.

“I also want to thank you all for doing your bit to limit the spread of this virus and I want to acknowledge how hard this has been on everyone.

“I am urging the people of Lisburn and Castlereagh to continue to do the right thing. Limit your contact with others, wash your hands well and often, keep your distance, wear a face covering and download the StopCovidNI app.

“We cannot afford to become complacent. The Executive continues to respond to the pandemic and implement measures to keep us all safe as we head into winter. We must listen to this advice and work together to protect each other and those that find themselves more vulnerable at this time.

“As a Council we will continue to do all we can to support you whilst working to keep critical services operating.”

The campaign will run on the Council’s social media platforms over the coming weeks with input from schools, healthcare professionals and sporting figures, as well as council staff and others.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is committed to supporting local communities, businesses and residents during these challenging times and encourages everyone to do the right thing, right now.

More information about the campaign and regular updates can be found on the LCCC website and on its social media platforms.