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Coronavirus

Roadmap out of lockdown

Steps 1 and 2      Steps 3 and 4

 

Please follow the guidance on these posters to help stop the spread (updated 4.1.21)

Health Guidance

Please see up to date guidance at Public Health England

NHS Guidance

NHS Mental Health crisis helplines for the South West -  just type in your postcode or home town on the NHS website.

Somerset Corona Virus Support Helpline

The Helpline number: 0300 790 6275 is open 7 days a week 8-6pm to access all the local authority help you may need including emotional support and covers County and District support services.

Somerset County Council

Guidance and posters for businesses - back to work (20.7.20)

All advice on Coronavirus including information on business grants and help for self employed

Sign up today for coronavirus updates delivered to your inbox

Members of the public can now sign up for regular email newsletters about Somerset’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

To sign up, simply visit www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus and enter your name and email address in the box provided.

 

Your Somerset magazine

A Coronavirus special edition is available

Somerset Bereavement Support Service

If you or someone you know needs emotional support and someone to talk to please see the contact details.

Support Groups in our Parish:

Badgworth email group: lorrainelovell@aol.com

Tarnock email group: tarnockvillage@gmail.com

Biddisham WhatsApp Group: Biddisham Villagers – contact Parish Council to join email badgworthparishcouncil@hotmail.co.uk or 07570 812421.

Or Cheddar based facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/coronacheddar/   or 03337721934 if not on facebook. (Not for medical help and no personal details will be posted online)

 

Village Agent

Our village agent Kim Wilcox can provide confidential practical help for social and health issues. Mobile: 07943 555519 Email: kim@somersetrcc.org.uk

 

Coronavirus facebook groups:

Cheddar 

 

Wedmore 

Age UK

Friendly Phonecalls and other services offered for free by Age UK Somerset

Centre For Sustainable Energy

Safe and Warm Somerset Advice Service 

Have a Plan For Your Pets

www.somersetprepared.org.uk/animals-prepared 

Citizens Advice Sedgemoor 

Contact details during crisis

Funding for Support Groups

Somerset Coronavirus Appeal offers grants for groups helping people in need

The Somerset Coronavirus Appeal, launched by Somerset Community Foundation (SCF), is offering fast-tracked funding for all local charities, community organisations and volunteer groups helping those in most urgent need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Grants up to £10,000 are available, and SCF pledges to award funding within three working days.

 

Hinkley Connection Project COVID-19 update 6.4.20

As an owner and operator of critical national infrastructure, we at National Grid know that millions of people are relying on us, now more than ever, to keep the lights on and the gas flowing. We have engineers working hard to ensure energy can be supplied safely and efficiently to hospitals, schools, businesses and homes across the country.

Many roles across our business have been designated as ‘key worker’ roles by the government and, at a time when everyone is being asked to stay at home wherever possible, some of our people are out there working to ensure our NHS can care for the sick, businesses and schools can continue to operate, and that people can work from home in these unusual circumstances. 

The Hinkley Connection Project is a critical national infrastructure project. These are works that have been given Government approval to continue to ensure the future running of the network. 

Following robust risk assessments and a comprehensive review of our programme of works, we are now, together with our contractors, continuing to progress with the critical elements of the project, in line with current Government guidance on construction activity.

Work on the project has been significantly reduced and we have introduced stringent site operating procedures to safeguard the remaining workforce, their colleagues, their families and the UK population.  We have, for example, restricted travel between our sites and removed skin contact entry systems, such as fingerprint scanners. To meet social distancing requirements, we are installing additional handwashing facilities and welfare cabins.

Work in your area over the coming weeks may include surveys and some ecological mitigation and vegetation clearance along the route of new T-pylons. 

We take our responsibilities to our employees and the communities in which we are working very seriously.  In this challenging and fast-moving situation, we are endeavouring to keep local communities informed via our project website and parish councils. If you have any questions about the works or would like further information on the safety measures we are taking, please contact the project team via 0800 377 7347 or by email at hinkleyconnection@nationalgrid.co.uk.   

Appeal for Care Workers

Somerset’s local authorities are therefore appealing for former care workers to come forward and help further strengthen the system. They are looking for people who have ideally worked in care settings before and have retired or moved into different fields.

 

These will be paid positions working for care providers, initially Somerset Care, the county’s largest care provider. Refresher training and support will be provided.

 

The following roles are needed:

·        Care home workers who can assists with personal care

·        Nurses who can oversee care plans

·        Domestic support – cleaning and preparing meals

·        Gardeners and property maintenance

 

Anyone who thinks they may be able to help should call 0300 123 2224.

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