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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 10/06

Posted on 11th June, 2020 in News

All our help and information for 10/06/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/

This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news.

Top stories today:

Issue affecting some coronavirus test results

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust issued a statement today regarding an issue affecting COVID-19 test results for some inpatients at Musgrove Park Hospital. The full text can be read here:

Tune into gardening on our BBC Somerset slot

Want something good to do tonight? Tune in to Public Health’s popular feature on Charlie Taylor’s BBC Somerset show between 7-8pm – this week’s theme is Gardening and Wellbeing. You won’t believe the wellbeing benefits you will gain from pottering in the garden, community gardening, or even trying your hand at growing herbs. James Cross, the Head Gardener at the Bishop’s Palace will be giving lots of hints and tips – you won’t want to miss it! The frequencies to tune in are 95.5FM, 1566AM, DAB, or listen at www.bbc.co.uk/bbcsomerset and on the BBC Sounds app.

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Get digitally silly this summer

This year sees the return of the ever-popular Summer Reading Challenge with a slight twist; a new digital platform called the “Silly Squad” will offer lots of fun and exciting adventures to keep children aged 4-11 entertained. Although the Challenge will only be available online in 2020, it still will provide children with the educational value and ‘fun factor’ it has had in previous years.

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How to show your business is coronavirus-secure

Show your business is COVID-19 secure by displaying notices (you can download here: https://industrialstrategy.frontify.com/d/55EzeVU6rhza/covid-19-business-support#/keeping-your-business-safe/showing-you-re-covid-19-secure) in the workplace.

They will show employees, customers and other visitors that your business has followed the ‘back to work safety’ guidance. You can also download more assets for use on print and digital channels here: https://industrialstrategy.frontify.com/d/55EzeVU6rhza/covid-19-business-support#/keeping-your-business-safe/showing-you-re-covid-19-secure.

Waste crime

The Environment Agency is urging households to play their part in preventing waste crime during the coronavirus pandemic. There are some easy steps the public can take to take to avoid unwittingly contributing to waste crime – more details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/households-urged-to-play-their-part-in-preventing-waste-crime