Coronavirus

Shuttle bus boost for county vaccination programme

A free Somerset County Council Taunton town centre shuttle service has been launched to get people straight to their vital vaccination slot. The Covid vaccination shuttle bus service starts today, Monday 1 March, following feedback,

FRAUD ALERT

COVID-19: WARNING OVER TEXTS OFFERING FAKE ‘THIRD LOCKDOWN’ HMRC GRANT A wave of scam text messages are being received across the UK, potentially duping people into giving up their card details in order to claim

Caution urged after lockdown map is unveiled

Somerset’s Director of Public Health has urged people to be ‘cautious and sensible’ after the government’s roadmap out of lockdown has been revealed. Trudi Grant has warned that if people act irresponsibly, the risk of

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Government Road Map out of lockdown

The government’s roadmap, which has been published in full on their website, outlines four steps for easing restrictions. MPs will vote on it in late March. All the changes will apply across England with no

Bereavement support

Five things I’ve learnt offering bereavement support Bereavement Support Champion, Andrew Wilcox has been supporting bereaved people across Somerset for years. Here he shares some reflections and lessons he’s learnt along the way: Grieving There

Ball courts and outdoor gyms are still closed

Sedgemoor District Council are reminding residents that in line with Government advice, our ballcourts and outdoor gyms are closed to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus.  Several people have been using them and the Police

Beware of vaccination scams

Public warned over COVID-19 vaccine scams Following an increasing number of reports around scams asking people to wrongly pay for COVID-19 vaccinations, Avon and Somerset Police are reminding people to be wary and to report

SWP update: Early collections from next week

COVID continues to put pressure on recycling and rubbish collections. We and our contractors are doing everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum while keeping staff and public safe. We continue to take

Further food support for families in third lockdown

Somerset County Council has allocated a further £427,000 of funding to help schools provide families with food support during this lockdown. During term time, the Department for Education (DfE) has asked schools to provide meal

Vaccines: Be aware of fraudsters

Action Fraud is warning the public to remain vigilant as criminals begin to take advantage of the roll out of the coronavirus vaccine to commit fraud. Remember: The vaccine is free of charge. The NHS

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Somerset Waste Partnership update

Recycling sites and COVID All 16 sites remain open on their usual winter schedule in the current lockdown, being defined by Government as essential services. We are asking people to visit only if their trip

British Red Cross: helpful resources

Support for your local residents Share our support line: British Red Cross’ free coronavirus support line is open 7 days a week for anyone needing emotional support, feeling lonely or worried, and in need of speaking to a friendly voice. Your staff

Somerset joins together to create a county-wide panto

In Search of Cinderella Families across Somerset will be able to enjoy the county’s own virtual panto from the comfort of their own homes. Theatre makers from across Somerset have come together to create the

Supporting Somerset’s visitor economy

A countywide scheme is being launched to support tourism and visitor-centred businesses in Somerset in the wake of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The visitor economy plays an important part in the wider

Scam Alert

The police are seeing an increase in Phishing and in particular Smishing (SMS texts) being sent to individuals stating they are eligible for the Covid vaccine, these texts purport to be from the NHS and

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