There are three simple actions we must all do to protect 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.

National restrictions apply fom 5 November until 2 December 2020, which require everyone to:

  • Stay at home, except for specific purposes.
  • Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
  • Close certain businesses and venues.

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 coronahelp@wiveliscombe.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 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. Council advice and information is also 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 (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 business support, help with housing benefit, council tax, rent and mortgage payments, test and trace support payments, staying safe online, health, tenants and landlords, bereavment, planning:  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 on schools, early years childcare, travel, testing, advice for vulnerable people, health and well-being and lots more.

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.

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