A COUNCIL has urged residents to 'act like they've got it' in order to stem the spread of coronavirus.

South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) emphasised the importance of complying with Covid-19 regulations as they revealed that one in three people do not realise they have the virus.

People with an asymptomatic case of Covid-19 are still able to pass on the virus to others.

An SLDC spokesperson said: "Act like you've got it.

"Around one in three people with Covid-19 have no symptoms, but can still pass it on.

"We can all play our part by following the guidance."