|Bath & North East Somerset Council support for local communities through new national lockdown|
|Bath and North East Somerset Council is urging local people to follow the new stay home guidance immediately.|
The new government restrictions say you may only leave home to:
•shop for necessities for you or a vulnerable person
•go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
•exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area
•meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
•seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness, or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
•attend education or childcare – for those eligible
Services affected include:
•Parks and play areas remain open. Tennis courts, the outdoor gym at Keynsham Memorial Park and the skatepark in Victoria Park are closed. You must follow social distancing rules and remember hands, face, space
•Waste and recycling centres remain open – you must follow social distancing rules and remember hands, face, space
•Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies and funerals are allowed with strict limits on attendance and must only take place in COVID-19 secure venues or in public outdoor spaces unless in exceptional circumstances.
•Leisure centres will close https://www.better.org.uk/coronavirus
•Information and Advice centres remain open to provide critical services
•Reserved books can still be collected from libraries
Further information about changes to our services is available on the service disruptions section of our website https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/service-disruptions
If you are vulnerable and need help getting food, medicine, housing or other essential items, are feeling isolated, or concerned about your physical and mental wellbeing the Community Wellbeing Hub can help.
Call the Community Wellbeing Hub on 0300 247 0050 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday email BATHNES.firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website: http://communitywellbeinghub.co.uk or text 07870 868368.
Bath & North East Somerset Council, working with 3SG, Virgin Care, and local NHS colleagues, set up the Hub to give advice and support to those who need it during Covid-19.
If you can get support from family, friends or the local community, or can order food or medication online, please continue to do so. This means staff operating the phone line can prioritise those who need the most help and get to calls as quickly as possible.
If you need to contact the council about its services please ring Council Connect on 01225 394041 or email Council_connect@bathnes.gov.uk
Remember, the Community Wellbeing Hub is there to help, including providing support for mental health and addressing isolation.
More information on the government’s lockdown rules can be found here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The outbreak of coronavirus, officially named Covid-19, continues to be managed by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE). Local Authorities are following their expert guidance and are working with the NHS to communicate with specific settings as and when guidance is produced.
For latest information and advice for the general public go to the NHS pages which contains links to the GOV.UK pages.
A Compassionate Community telephone hub to help vulnerable residents and people who are most in need with food, mental health, wellbeing and welfare continues as “The Community Wellbeing Hub”.
Residents across Bath and North East Somerset can contact the Hub or organisations can refer someone who is in need of help by:
Calling: 0300 247 0050
- Emailing: BATHNES.email@example.com
- Texting: 07870 868368
- Visiting the Website: www.communitywellbeinghub.co.uk
- Following on social media: Twitter – @CWHBANES
The Community Wellbeing Hub is open from Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm.
For all updates on council services go to www.bathnes.gov.uk/coronavirus
BaNES residents can telephone 0300 2470050 for advice on a range of critical support during the Coronavirus pandemic. The line operates Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Naturally, the safety and wellbeing of everyone in the Parish is important to us. We are aware of a number of local groups and businesses offering help to Parishioners who are elderly, self-isolating, or struggling in any other way while the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues.
This list is not exhaustive, links are here to try and help, most of our local groups (WI, Church, Rotary etc) and shops are offering help in one way or another.
Pensford Postoffice – You can order and if needed they will deliver – 01761 490217 – https://www.facebook.com/pensfordpostoffice/
The Druid’s Arms are doing take away food https://www.facebook.com/pg/thedruidsarms/posts/?ref=page_internal
Arthur David are doing home deliveries of orders https://arthurdavid.co.uk
Remember there is the excellent Village Agent service for the elderly 01275 333700 – http://www.wern.org.uk/village-agents/
We are happy to add additional links here for any association or business that can provide support to the Parish.