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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Big Spring Clean Guidance (released Friday 13th March 2020)

Read the update here: https://mailchi.mp/keepnorthernirelandbeautiful/big-spring-clean-guidance-coronavirus-covid-19

The Big Spring Clean supports communities to come together and support their local community through practical environmental action. However, we also want you stay safe during your clean up.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we want to make sure that Big Spring Clean volunteers take extra hygiene precautions to prevent the spread of this, or any other, preventable illness.

DO NOT attend a clean up if you feel unwell or are showing cold or flu like symptoms, stay home to protect yourself and others.

Live Here Love Here asks that you undertake your clean-up events in line with the advice being issued by the Public Health Agency. In particular, participants are asked to use the following guidelines:

Do not pick up any litter with your hands.

Avoid contact with your face, particularly your nose, mouth and eyes.

Wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds before and after your event.

Event organisers are advised to provide hand sanitiser for participants where possible or sign post to accessible hand washing facilities.

Stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people whenever possible.

We want everyone to play their part in the Big Spring Clean but it is really important that everyone follows these steps and takes extra precautions at this time.

We would ask that you continue to follow the relevant government websites for the most up to date advice.

Please continue to consult our Hints and Tips booklet for general clean up advice.