Government guidance is now to help control the virus.

To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:

  • Wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly.
  • Cover face – wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces.
  • Make space – stay at least a metre away from people not in your household.
  • If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

What you can and can’t do – Government guidance and FAQs

Wear and make face coverings – required in shops from 24 July

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 coronahelp@wiveliscombe.com.

Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do, including protecting yourself and others, 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.

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