Protecting health and wellbeing

Winter is coming and with lockdown returning, the risks of social isolation will be greater.

Everyone spends more time indoors over winter but now it’s more important than ever to keep in touch with anyone who might be struggling.

Please check-in on vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours to make sure they have the support they need.

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Working together to reduce the spread

Residents in North Somerset have shown resilience and community spirit during the pandemic but we must all continue to do everything possible to protect our families, friends and neighbours.

Cases are rising fast locally so the council was already in discussions with neighbouring councils, partners in health and social care, and the government about moving into a higher alert level.

Yesterday (Sunday), the latest reported rate of infection in North Somerset was 151.6 per 100,000 people, with 326 new cases confirmed in the previous seven days.

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Support local traders when Christmas shopping

It might still be too early to mention the ‘C’ word but if you’re already thinking about festive gifts then take a look at local traders.

Shopping locally and supporting independent businesses will be key to building a strong post-Covid economy and so North Somerset Council is championing local businesses as part of its We ♥ North Somerset campaign.

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Help keep coronavirus numbers down


Tighter lockdown restrictions are coming into force for millions of people across England to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Every area of England now falls into one of three categories depending on the local rate of infection – medium (Tier 1), high (Tier 2) or very high (Tier 3).

North Somerset is currently at the medium risk level – Tier 1 – but case rates are rising locally so everyone needs to continue doing their bit to help prevent the spread.

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More volunteers needed to help plant 20,000 trees

More green-fingered volunteers are needed to help plant 20,000 trees across North Somerset this winter as part of the council’s rewilding programme.

Work will start in November and numbers are restricted to comply with Covid-19 health and safety guidelines so pre-register if you’d like to take part.

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Coronavirus cases rising in North Somerset

Confirmed cases of coronavirus are increasing in North Somerset so everyone needs to do their bit to help prevent the spread of infection.

During the summer there were very low case rates locally but earlier this week North Somerset had the highest rate of confirmed cases in the South West, 20.5 per 100,000 population.

This is slightly above the national average of 16 per 100,000 people.

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