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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 26/11

Posted on 30th November, 2020 in News

All our help and information for 26/11/2020 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.

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:

Somerset in Tier 2 – and join us for a live briefing event tonight

Somerset has been placed in Tier 2 when the national lockdown ends on 2 December.

Tier 2 is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, where some additional restrictions need to be in place. Neighbouring areas – Bristol and North Somerset – will be in Tier 3.

Today, Trudi Grant, Somerset County Council’s Director of Public Health, said: “After a month of lockdown, we need to make sure all our efforts and sacrifices now stick and our rates don’t go shooting back up again. In order to enjoy Christmas safely with our loved ones, we have to be really careful over the next few weeks.

“We all need to adhere to the rules for Tier 2 in the lead up to Christmas and during the festive season. The all-important behaviours of Hands – Face – Space and isolating if you have symptoms are really crucial.“

You can join Trudi and Council Leader David Fothergill for a live briefing event tonight at 7pm – see below for more details.

Full details on the latest Government restrictions can be found here: Find out the coronavirus restrictions in your local area – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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Live Somerset coronavirus Q&A session tonight

Public Health and Council leaders will be online tonight (26 November) to answer questions from Somerset residents after the latest Government announcements.

Somerset County Council’s Director of Public Health Trudi Grant and Leader David Fothergill will explain what the latest restrictions mean for local residents and answer any questions.

The live briefing will be broadcast via Microsoft Teams from 7pm. You’ll need to download the Microsoft Teams app before watching and use this link.

You can submit questions in advance to communications@somerset.gov.uk or post them during the event. We’ll also make the questions and answers available to the public after the event.