Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Sunday, October 11, 2020
The Tipping Point
Today, Britain's Deputy Chief Medical Officer warned that we are at a tipping point in our national fight against Covid-19, and called on every one of us to act now by playing our part to saves lives and protect our NHS – by remembering the fundamental principles to wash hands, cover face and make space.
As we see the number of cases increasing, we have now reached a tipping point similar to where we were earlier this year in our fight against this terrible disease, as we see the rate of infection and hospital admissions significantly rising once again.
As we head in the Winter months, we know that the fight against Covid-19 is by no means over. We must act now to control the virus and help protect our NHS as they continue to care for everyone who urgently needs support. It is our duty to protect the NHS so it can continue to provide its other vital services and treatments, for us, our families and our loved ones.
In March we were fighting a semi-invisible disease, one which we had little knowledge of – but now we know where it is and how to tackle it – so let us grasp this moment and act now by following the principles we know keep transmission low, so we can control the virus, saves lives and help protect our NHS.
Remember: Wash your HANDS, cover your FACE and make SPACE for people.