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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 24/11

Posted on 26th November, 2020 in News

All our help and information 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.

Public Health dashboard: Detailed Public Health information dashboards are available on our website www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus just scroll down to ‘Covid-19 dashboard’. These are updated daily.

Top stories today:

We need to #MakeLockdownCountSomerset

Our fantastic key workers in Somerset are leading a campaign to deliver a vital message for everyone – let’s all make the last week of lockdown count and keep coronavirus infection rates down.

Doctors, nurses, critical care teams, police, ambulance crews, firefighters and staff from Somerset County Council as well as Royal Navy personnel are taking part in a joint campaign by the Council and NHS in Somerset – and you can join in too.

The #MakeLockdownCountSomerset social media campaign aims to spread the message for us all to work together to make the lockdown count – and to keep counting… 1: Hands; 2: Face; 3: Space.

“People in Somerset have been fantastic in following the guidelines and looking after their loved ones and wider community during the course of this pandemic,” said Trudi Grant, Director of Public Health at Somerset County Council.

“We know it’s a tough ask after so many months, but we’ve come so far – it’s vital that we hang in there and make this lockdown count.”

James Rimmer, Chief Executive, Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We know that for many, this second lockdown period is harder in many ways than the first.

“Over the last nine months we have had to adapt to new ways of working, new ways of connecting and learning to living in a different way. The mantra, hands, face, space – something unheard of until this year – has never been so important as we all try to keep ourselves, our loved ones and each other as safe as possible.
“Let’s make this lockdown count. The NHS in Somerset appreciates your support.”

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Announcement on the coronavirus Winter Plan

Somerset is expecting to find out on Thursday in which tier it will be placed following the announcement on the Government’s coronavirus Winter Plan. National lockdown is due to end on 2 December when the new tier system comes into effect.

The Government has set out the local restriction tier system that will be in place from 2 December, including what you can and cannot do in each tier. We’ll provide further updates on what this means for Somerset later in the week.

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Return of fans to elite sports events and reopening of grassroots sport

The Government has announced the return of limited numbers of fans to elite sports events and the reopening of grassroots sport from 2 December.

Supporters will be welcomed back into stadia and sports venues in limited numbers from 2 December and organised grassroots sport is also allowed to resume. Gyms and leisure centres will be able to reopen across all tiers.

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