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See in the new year safely at home


See in the new year safely at home

The South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service are urging people to see in the new year safely by staying at home.

The South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is continuing to experience very busy days and is working hard to respond to patients as quickly as possible. SECAmb is asking the public for its support in strictly following coronavirus guidance and restrictions to reduce the spread of the infection.

People are also urged to be sensible and bear in mind the impact their actions could have on the ambulance service and wider NHS.

SECAmb Director of Operations, Joe Garcia said: “The message we need people to follow is simple. Please stay at home. By doing this they will be helping us and themselves. We continue to experience significant pressure and are working hard to reach everyone who needs us as quickly as possible. People must only call 999 in the event of a serious or life-threatening emergency and we ask them to use NHS 111 when it’s not as serious. Help is available online at 111.nhs.uk or by calling 111 if you can’t get online.”

Surrey Fire and Rescue is also asking everyone to consider how they celebrate #NewYearsEve. If you are planning to celebrate with fireworks, please:

  • Only use fireworks that have the CE mark.
  • Ensure you have enough space.
  • Never return to a lit firework.
  • Dispose of fireworks safely.
  • Tell your neighbours.

Fireworks can also distress children with learning disabilities, older people with dementia and people with post traumatic disorders, as well as horses, farm and domestic animals.


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