How to stay safe at the BLM protest in Notts tomorrow

Social distancing is still important

On Sunday the 7th of June, a peaceful protest will be happening in Nottingham, in order to support the BLM movement.

With thousands expected to gather at Forest Recreational Ground, it is important to remember to stay safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and know how.

Maintain social distancing

Organisers of the protest have emphasised that it will be a peaceful protest, as opposed to a march. Although the protest was due to happen in Market Square in town, by moving the protest to a larger area organisers hope that people will be able to be more spread out.

It is thus important to try at stay two metres away from others at all times, where possible.

Dress appropriately

Although social distancing might be challenging if thousands are expected to gather, clothing items such as face masks and gloves can be taken as a precaution. It puts people less at risk for both the spread and contraction of the virus.

Bring hand sanitiser and use it often

Hygiene is extremely important, so remember to use antibacterial products regularly, and be cautious of touching things where other’s might have also touched.

Do not go to a protest if you have coronavirus symptoms

This is a given. Always follow the Government guidelines to protect yourself and the people around you.

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However, if you don’t feel safe protesting, or are unable to physically be present, know what else you can do to help.

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These are just a few small steps that you can take right now to help the fight for justice.

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