Coronavirus - Covid-19

Coronavirus restrictions have been lifted across England:

Full guidance about coronavirus restrictions can be found on the government website.

Read on to find out what this means for North Somerset council services.

For the latest on local advice and services visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus

Updates are also posted to the council’s www.facebook.com/NorthSomersetCouncil and www.twitter.com/NorthSomersetC feeds.

For health information and advice visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

The situation and advice is changing regularly, so it is important to keep up to date.

Remember ... Catch it, bin it, kill it

  • Good hand hygiene is a must and the most effective way to clean your hands is thoroughly washing with soap and water.
  • Alcohol-based gels are helpful if you are somewhere without access to soap and water.
  • If you have sneezes, cough or cold symptoms, follow the NHS advice: catch it, bin it, kill it.

Catch it, Bin it, Kill it

 

ADVICE AND INFORMATION

Banwell Parish Council's Emergecy Plan

Banwell Parish Council started a COVID-19 response volunteer group. The Parish is currently split into 21 areas each of which have a Coordinator and cover coordinator who accept phone calls from those in need and co-ordinate a response with volunteers from each area and other organisations.

Initially volunteers went out and about to collect & distribute shopping / medicine or make phone calls. Volunteers are now also helping to support the highly successful vaccination clinics at Banwell surgery - thank you to all those invlolved. 

If you are able to do any of the above please contact the Parish Council Clerk (Liz Shayler) by phone on (01934) 820442 or email on clerk@banwellparishcouncil.org.uk, facebook message www.facebook.com/banwellparishcouncil 

Business Support Grants - North Somerset Council

North Somerset Council has set up grant funding to support businesses who are struggling due to COVID-19. Grants are available for businesses in North Somerset. 

Find out more on the North Somerset Grants webpage. 

Latest North Somerset News

In line with the latest government advice, if you need to contact North Somerset, please do this online or on the phone – please do not visit council offices if possible.   If there is any disruption to services they will keep you updated.  Updates will be posted about their services and venues on their emergency closure pages: http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/community-safety-crime/emergency-management/covid-19-north-somerset-together    

Age UK Somerset – for local information and support

Local independent charity, Age UK Somerset, has a new telephone support service and dedicated website available for older residents, to help them through this difficult time.

Their support line number is 01823 345610. If you are at all lonely or isolated and feel a chat would help, you can call, leave a message with your name and number and someone in the team will call you back. You can also email info@ageuksomerset.org.uk

If you would like to be put through to the information and advice team, then call the same number and choose option 1. The charity offers free and confidential information and advice for older people, their families and carers. You can also email infoandadvice@ageuksomerset.org.uk

The new website https://ageuksomersetcoronavirus.org.uk/ has been put together to focus on bringing the latest information and guidance on the Coronavirus, but also brings together useful links and resources for those in self-isolation. It includes information on where to get help in your area, including details of what the charity itself offers, how to stay mentally and physically fit and suggestions of activities to keep people feeling more positive.  If anyone needs printed copies of anything on the website, please contact them and they will arrange for this to be sent out to you by post.

Farming Community Networks Contact Details

This number can be used to assist farmers who are unable to care for their livestock and have a list of volunteers available to offer advice and assist on farm.

General Line 03000 111999        Somerset Helpline 01934 712128

Trading Standards can offer advice and are able to put farmers in contact with neighbouring farms to assist.  01275 885211 / 07795092669

Citizens Advice North Somerset

As a consequence of the Coronavirus, they have decided to close all face-to-face advice services with immediate effect.  Instead they will be delivering a telephone, email, webchat (Help to Claim) and skype advice service which will start from Thursday 18th March 2020.  Click here for a poster with all their contact details.  

Banwell Parish Council have organised pre-arranged appointments every Tuesday between 9:30am until 1pm, so you can skip the queues.

With the ongoing restrictions resulting from coronavirus, many of us have found ourselves in unexpected situations. This year has been truly unprecedented, so seeking support is nothing to be ashamed of and anyone is welcome to use this service.

If you do not have access to the internet, a Zoom booth is available at the Youth and Community Centre on West Street. Appointments can be reserved by phoning Liz 01934 822441 or emailing clerk@banwellparishcouncil.org.uk