Surrey launches public campaign to encourage physical distancing commitment

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    The City of Surrey is encouraging residents to not let down their guard and maintain the practice of physical distancing to fight the spread of COVID-19. The message is clear: stay the course as we battle to flatten the curve.

    The Surrey Flattens the Curve campaign calls on residents to share their personal commitment in limiting the spread of COVID-19, while rallying others to join the fight. This public campaign includes a social media badge and banner enabling residents to share their pledge with family and friends, as well as digital billboard ads, local transit shelter ads and digital promotion of the campaign hashtag, #SurreyFlattenstheCurve.  The campaign emphasises the three main actions needed to stop the spread of COVID-19.

    “I am extremely encouraged to see that so many Surrey residents doing their part to curb the spread of the virus, and it is imperative that we do not ease up on the physical distancing measures,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “We are launching this public campaign now encouraging residents to double down on their efforts as the fight continues to flatten the curve.”

    The City is calling on residents to:

    • Maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres or 6 feet when going outdoors for fresh air, exercise or essentials like groceries, prescriptions or take-out meals. If the location or area is busy, find another spot to visit or come back at another time.
    • Stay home and avoid gatherings
    • Wash your hands often

     “Our collective efforts to maintain physical distancing will be critical as we move forward against the fight against COVID-19,” said Mayor McCallum, “The Surrey Flattens the Curve initiative brings to the forefront the community spirit needed to stop the spread of COVID-19. We will come out of this pandemic stronger for it.”