Oxford United in the Community has teamed up with Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council to encourage people to wear a face covering and help #stopthespread of coronavirus across the county.
United’s charity created a series of videos to support a campaign to encourage residents across the county to ensure that they are adhering to the public health guidance, at a critical time when Oxford heads into Tier 2 restrictions. They will be shown across popular social media platforms.
Chris Lowes, head of Oxford United in the Community, said: “At Oxford United in the Community, we have operated all of our programmes and social action projects under the latest guidance regarding COVID-19.
“This includes wearing face masks when appropriate. All of our coaches and the people we work with have adhered to the rules, and consequently we have been able to work closely with some of Oxfordshire’s most vulnerable people through our National Citizen Service programmes while continuing to run our fun after school clubs.
“But the rules cannot be applied in the workplace only. That is why we have teamed up with Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council to spread the message and encourage people to wear face masks while they are out and about in Oxfordshire as our lives return to a form of normality.
“So, this winter, do the smart thing and wear a face mask to protect yourself and the people around you.”
Ansaf Azhar, director of public health at Oxfordshire County Council said: “In recent weeks we have seen a real shift in transmission across the county, with more age groups now being affected. This is why I welcome initiatives like these to help us to spread the word across our communities.
“It is vital, if we are to avoid any further restrictions, that everyone ensures that does their bit and adheres to all of the simple guidance in place to help us to stop the spread.”