Covid-19

I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal.

Her Majesty The Queen, 19th March 2020

A Message from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey,
Michael More-Molyneux

As a result of the success of the vaccination programme in this country we are now at an exciting time.  The country having officially opened up on July 19th gave everybody in Surrey – and the country at large – a feeling of liberty, bordering on euphoria.   It was exhilarating to see people walking in the High Street, shopping and eating out. The sound of noise and laughter was uplifting.

So many of our venues and visitor destinations that had been shut for the previous year were able to open. The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford opened its doors again, as did cinemas and galleries, including The Watts Gallery and the Lightbox in Woking, as well as many others across the county.  

But amid the growing confidence we have to remember that Covid-19 is likely to be with us for many years to come.   If we forget this it will be to our collective peril.  Life is going to be a fine balance between returning to some degree of normality and continuing to exercise a proper responsibility for the vulnerability of others.  The risk of the virus will remain very real.

With this note of caution I do want to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy holiday period – which this year may  remind us all that we do not have to go abroad to have a memorable and restoring time of recreation and relaxation.      

30th July 2021

  

The full message from Her Majesty The Queen, 19th March 2020 can be found at: www.royal.uk

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