Today, RoSPA is launching its Accident Free, Avoid A&E campaign.
Here, Liz Lumsden, RoSPA’s Community Safety Manager in Scotland, explains how partners can help support their campaign.
The campaign has a simple message: Prevent accidents, Protect your family, Help the NHS. We want to keep everyone injury free throughout the pandemic and social distancing measures, to ensure the country is easing pressure on our vital frontline health workers.
But, as more accidents happen at home than anywhere else (with 6,000 accidental deaths per year) and with more people spending more time at home now than ever before, we’ve got a lot of work to do.
So we are asking our partners, stakeholders and supporters for their help to spread our important and practical accident prevention advice, information and tips.
We’ve developed a new information hub at www.rospa.com/AccidentFree, where everyone who is affected by social distancing measures – whatever their age and circumstances – can find information that is relevant to them.
We’ll also be sharing our resources, including videos, factsheets, infographics and more, across all of our social media channels using the hashtag #AccidentFreeAvoidAandE (see our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube accounts), and we’d be very grateful if partners could do the same.
Here are some suggested posts that partners may wish to share:
We're supporting the @RoSPA Accident Free, Avoid A&E campaign. Prevent accidents, protect your family, and help the NHS. See www.rospa.com/AccidentFree for advice and resources for you and your family
Prevent accidents. Protect your family. Help the NHS. @RoSPA has advice and information at www.rospa.com/AccidentFree #AccidentFreeAvoidAandE #StaySafeAtHome #StayHomeStaySafe
Do your bit - help the fight against coronavirus! @RoSPA can help you stay out of A&E so frontline workers can concentrate on helping those with COVID-19 #AccidentFreeAvoidAandE #StaySafeAtHome #StayHomeStaySafe www.rospa.com/AccidentFree
Stay safe at home during lockdown – @RoSPA is asking you to prevent accidents, protect your family and help the NHS #AccidentFreeAvoidAandE #StaySafeatHome #StayHomeStaySafe www.rospa.com/AccidentFree
Children at home more often now schools are closed? Find @RoSPA advice and info for keeping kids safe at www.rospa.com/AccidentFree #AccidentFreeAvoidAandE #StaySafeatHome #StayHomeStaySafe
Older people at home for long periods need to stay fit on their feet to avoid slips and trips – check out @RoSPA advice and simple exercises at www.rospa.com/AccidentFree #AccidentFreeAvoidAandE #StaySafeatHome #StayHomeStaySafe
WORKING FROM HOME
Lack of supervision for young children while parents are #WorkingFromHome can be an accident waiting to happen – see @RoSPA advice and info at www.rospa.com/AccidentFree #AccidentFreeAvoidAandE #StaySafeatHome #StayHomeStaySafe