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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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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Schools urged to join wellbeing challenge

 

Schools are being invited to sign up to a new wellbeing programme launched by Portishead ultra-endurance athlete Ben Smith.

Ben hit the headlines in 2016 after running 401 marathons in 401 days and he later won a Sports Personality of the Year award, the Pride of Britain and commendations from The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William.

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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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Discover North Somerset delights

North Somerset is special – we love it and want to showcase everything it has to offer.

This month North Somerset Council has launched its ‘We ♥ North Somerset’ campaign to champion the natural environment, rich history, local events and businesses that make the area so special.

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