Kent Council slammed for using Platinum Jubilee to advertise Covid vaccines

The council has warned people that "Covid-19 is still with us” ahead of the bank holiday weekend

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Kent Council have been slammed after they used the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to advertise Covid-19 vaccines.

Millions of Brits across the country look set to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of reign across the bank holiday weekend.

But those people in Kent have been warned that “Covid-19 is still with us”.

Brits are expected to meet with friends and family to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee this weekend
Brits are expected to meet with friends and family to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee this weekend
Kent Council have urged those wanting to celebrate to get vaccinated against Covid-19
Kent Council have urged those wanting to celebrate to get vaccinated against Covid-19

In a post on Twitter, the council added: “If you’re celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the long bank holiday weekend, it’s especially important to remember these simple steps to help protect yourself and those around you.”

Within the post, the council posted a video which gave five tips to those wanting to celebrate this weekend.

It said: “Get vaccinated to reduce your risk of becoming seriously ill.

“If you feel unwell, and have flu-like or Covid-like symptoms and a high temperature, avoid close contact with others and stay at home if you can.

“Let in fresh air when you meet others indoors especially if they’re at high risk from Covid-19.

“Wash your hands regularly and cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze.

“Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed places and when coming into contact with people at higher risk from Covid-19.”

But the post has been slammed by social media users.

One person responded to the tweet, saying: “Jog on.”

Another added: “Mix with everyone and have fun. Don’t worry about a mild cold. Crack on.”

While a third person said: “Are you trying to spoil people's fun?”