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NHS encourages personal responsibility as pubs reopen at the weekend


The NHS across the North East and North Cumbria is encouraging people to enjoy themselves responsibly as bars and pubs reopen on Saturday 4 July for the first time in three months. As emergency services and hospitals prepare for an expected increase in demand, health bosses today made an urgent appeal to people:

  • Continue to follow the rules around social distancing, hand washing and contact beyond family bubbles.
  • To keep hospital emergency departments free for those who are in immediate need of emergency treatment or life-saving care.
  • Not to abuse emergency 999 ambulance services.
  • To use NHS 111 online (www.111.nhs.uk) or call NHS 111 for urgent medical advice. 


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