The Government now says there are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other:
- Wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly.
- Cover face – wear a face covering in enclosed spaces.
- Make space – stay at least 2 metre apart or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions.
If you have coronavirus symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste): get a test and stay at home.
Local COVID alert levels: what you need to know – Somerset is medium (national restrictions apply)
Wear and make face coverings – required in shops and other indoor settings
Get the NHS COVID-19 app to help protect yourself and others
Badges and posters for social distancing – includes templates for those with difficulties or concerns in maintaining social distancing.
Communities in the Wiveliscombe and 10 Parishes area have been doing a great job to help people stay safe and cope with the unusual restrictions. Please continue to look after yourselves and others too.
Help in Wiveliscombe and 10 Parishes: contact the Community Office (Wiveliscombe Area Partnership) on 01984 624 777 (Mon-Fri 10am-1pm, Sat 10am – 12:30pm, excluding bank holidays – answerphone at other times) or by email at email@example.com.
Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do, including protecting yourself and others, testing, local restrictions, financial support, schools, childcare, businesses and organisations, healthcare workers and carers, travel and public services.
Somerset Coronavirus Support – Council Helpline – 0300 790 6275 for Coronavirus-related support from Somerset West and Taunton Council and Somerset County Council. Open 8am-6pm, 7 days a week. Help offered includes: emotional support, financial support, personal care, support getting essential food supplies and prescriptions, housing advice, transport advice for urgent medical appointments, waste collection and disposal. Advice and information also offered online – see below.
NHS advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19): www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
Lister House Surgery: news and guidance
Mental health information from Somerset County Council (good advice on looking after your health, wellbeing and safety): www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-mental-health-information
Mindline Somerset – Coronavirus emotional support helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Mind in Somerset on 01823 276 892
Somerset West and Taunton Council advice online includes businesses, help with housing benefit, council tax, rent and mortgage payments, staying safe online, health, tenants and landlords, bereavment, planning and a Community Support Pack: www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/coronavirus
Somerset Waste Partnership service updates and disposing of waste for anyone with symptoms of coronavirus: www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/coronavirus
Somerset County Council: Latest Coronavirus updates, including school meal home delivery, early years childcare, shielding hubs update, self isolation, education, volunteering opportunities, trading standards advice for hospitality businesses, appeal for protective equipment, virtual training for foster carers, hospital discharge, registering a death and encouraging activity at home
Somerset County Council services affected by the Coronavirus: www.somerset.gov.uk/covid-19-our-affected-services
Public rights of way and COVID-19: County Council update; FWAG SouthWest update
BBC website is good for answering questions and providing the latest news: www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers
I will continue to update this list with important and reliable sources of advice. Please contact me if you need any additional help and I will do my best to assist.