THE public has been reminded how to stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic through a short film created by a Salisbury and Amesbury performing arts group.

‘Stay Safe With Three Simple Rules’ was created by Stagecoach Performing Arts to support Salisbury District Hospital in its mission to promote handwashing, wearing face coverings and adhering to social distancing.

The Cathedral Close was the backdrop for the video, with props used including umbrellas, magnets and an inflatable hammer.

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Kristie Grant, Stagecoach principal, said the students "had a fantastic time performing", adding: “We are over the moon to have been given this unique opportunity to support our community, whilst also enabling our students to do what they love doing in a safe and controlled environment.

"We are very happy to help Salisbury District Hospital promote the message that everyone needs to be mindful and take care to do everything we can to stop the spread of the coronavirus.”

Speaking about the need to keep protecting each other to help stop the spread of Covid-19, Fiona Hyett, deputy director of nursing at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, added: “We are pleased that the children were so enthusiastic about taking part in this entertaining film with a serious message about Covid-19.

"It is very important for everyone to follow the guidelines on handwashing, the wearing of face masks or coverings and maintaining a safe distancing. These measures are for your safety as well as the safety of everyone.”