CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19
LOCAL INFORMATION


THIS PAGE IS NOT ABOUT PROVIDING ADVICE

Please follow Government and NHS guidelines


While links to follow or refer to will be available from this page please be aware
many more sources of information are widely available.

No precautionary or medical advice is intended on this page.




Face coverings mandatory in shops, supermarkets, shopping centres and enclosed transport hubs from Friday 24th July 2020













Gov - Full Press Release - 23rd July 2020

SOUTH SOMERSET DISTRICT COUNCIL

BRIEFING
(Thursday 30th July 2020)


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SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL
WEEKLY WORKSTREAM UPDATES
(Friday 7th August)

Statistical & Summary Information



SCC COMMENT:
Please find attached this week's 'workstream update' setting out the latest Somerset public health figures - along with an update on all the hard work staff and partners continue to do in response to the pandemic.

It's going to be a hot one this weekend - and into early next week - so please take care and remember to keep an eye on anyone vulnerable in your community who may need extra support.

Enjoy the sunshine!


SCC Workstream Update - 7th August 2020
SCC Workstream Update - 31st July 2020
SCC Workstream Update - 24th July 2020
SCC Workstream Update - 17th July 2020
SCC Workstream Update - 10th July 2020
SCC Workstream Update - 3rd July 2020
SCC Workstream Update - 19th June 2020
Statement from Somerset
NHS Foundation Trust
SCC Workstream Update - 12th June 2020
SCC Workstream Update - 5th June 2020
SCC Workstream Update - 29th May 2020
SCC Workstream Update - 22nd May 2020
SCC Workstream Update - 15th May 2020
SCC Workstream Update - 1st May 2020


Face Coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own
Tuesday 14th July 2020








This page explains what face coverings are, their role in reducing the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), the settings in which they are recommended, and how they should be safely used and stored. This information is based on current scientific evidence and is subject to change.

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FACE COVERINGS TO BE MANDATORY IN SHOPS AND SUPERMARKETS FROM FRIDAY 24th JULY

(Tuesday 14th July)

ORAL STATEMENT TO PARLIAMENT
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock spoke about plans to make face coverings mandatory in shops and supermarkets from 24th July 2020.

PARLIAMENTARY STATEMENT

MEETING PEOPLE FROM OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSEHOLD
Department of Health and Social Care
(Saturday 4th July)



This guidance explains how you can protect yourself and others from coronavirus when meeting people that you do not live with. At all times, it’s important to maintain social distancing from people you do not live with to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. You should only have close contact with people outside of your household if you are in a support bubble with them.


DHSC Meeting People From Outside


SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL


TEST and TRACE SERVICE
(Thursday 28th May)

The new NHS Test and Trace service launched today across England. The service will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread of the virus and save lives.

From today, anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions. This could include household members, people with whom they have been in direct contact, or within 2 metres for more than 15 minutes.

SCC - Latest Updates
GOV - A guide to Tests and Kits
GOV - Getting Tested including who is eligiblle
NHS - Request a test

Recreation Ground
Enclosed Area Restrictions clarified
From
Wednesday 13thMay

Tennis Court Notice Updated Monday 25th May

The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy









Document released
Monday 11th May 2020


This document outlines the UK Government’s plan for rebuilding and recovering from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Read or Download document


Advised to Cover Faces







Document released
Monday 11th May 2020


The public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces such as shops, trains and buses to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Read or Download document


CYCLING AND WALKING


£2 billion package to create new era for cycling and walking
(dated 9th May 2020)



GOV - Cycling and Walking

VE-75 DAY 2020



On Friday 8 May, it will be 75 years since VE (Victory in Europe) Day when the Second World War came to an end in Europe. The long anticipated news resulted in spontaneous celebrations breaking out across the nation. A national holiday was declared and people from all walks of life came together to mark the moment.


Information on how we could recognise VE day

  • Pause for a Two Minute Silence at 11am and watch stories and memories from those who served and sacrificed during the Second World War

  • Join 'The Nation's Toast' at 3pm - raise a glass with the nation to the heroes of WWII (broadcast starts at 2.45pm on BBC1)

  • Watch further VE Day 75 special broadcasts on the BBC, including extracts from Churchill's famous victory speech and Her Majesty The Queen addressing the nation at 9pm

  • Take part in a national singalong of Dame Vera Lynn's 'We'll meet again'

  • Decorate your home in red, white and blue. Print and colour in bunting, posters and thank you cards to display in your windows.

  • Have an indoor or back garden picnic. Your menu choices could include recipe ideas from 1945!

  • Visit the English Heritage website to learn songs from the era, including classics from Glenn Miller and Vera Lynn, and get tips on how to dance the Lindy Hop.

  • Visit the VE Day 75 website to learn about the history of the war. They've also got some recipes to take it back to 1945, including spam hash and eggless fruit cake.

  • Take Dan Snow's VE Day challenge for young people

  • Share your VE Day activities on social media.
The war in the East did not end until 15 August 1945, when Japan surrendered. The day was celebrated across the world as 'Victory over Japan' (VJ Day).


FRAUD WARNING
(28th April 2020)


Customers from many banks are reporting theft from their accounts after responding to fake emails about TV Licence cancellation.

Criminals send fake emails or text messages, pretending to be from the TV Licensing Authority. They want you to click the link to get your phone number and the name of your bank. You will then receive a call from the criminals, pretending to be from your bank's fraud team and persuaded to move your money to a safe account or give away card reader codes.

Many variations of this scam exist; from bogus COVID-19 fines to the promise of free Supermarket shopping vouchers.

RBS - Fraud Guides


SOUTH SOMERSET DISTRICT COUNCIL



CREMATORIUM TO REOPEN
(Tue 21st April)


The Ministry of Justice has today (April 21) confirmed that it will no longer be requiring the closure of burial grounds to the public.

As part of COVID-19 legislation issued in March, the Government ordered anyone responsible for a crematorium or burial ground to ensure that, during the emergency period, the crematorium was closed to members of the public, except for during funerals. However, we received written instruction today that this part of the legislation could be disregarded. As such, we can now reopen the grounds of Yeovil Crematorium from tomorrow to those seeking the solace of visiting a grave privately.

The MoJ has also been clear that social distancing guidance should be followed in cemeteries and burial grounds, as with other places.


SSDC - Actions Taken.


PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND

(18th April 2020)



GOV - Stay At Home
NHS - 111 online
GOV - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
NHS - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
GOV - Foreign Travel Advice


GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE


Guidance for consumers on coronavirus (COVID-19) and food
(dated 17th April 2020)


  • Need to know

  • Food Hygiene when shopping

  • Social distancing when shopping

  • Food hygiene at home

  • Food storage and reuse at home

  • Takeaway food

GOV - Food Guidance
GOV - Weblink

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL

FIVE WAYS TO WELBEING WHEN SELF-ISOLATING

For people that are in self-isolation or are in quarantine, this may seem like a daunting prospect. It will help to try and see it as a different period of time in your life, and not necessarily a bad one, even if you didn’t choose it.

Plan how you’ll spend your time. It might help to write this down on paper and put it on the wall. Try to follow your ordinary routine as much as possible. Get up at the same time as normal, follow your usual morning routines, and go to bed at your usual time.

Create a daily routine that prioritises looking after yourself. Staying healthy is as much about your mind as it is about your body.

1 Stay Connected
2 Keep Learning
3 Stay Active
4 Take Notice
5 Give

SCC - Mental and emotional health

TEMPLECOMBE ASSISTS



Templecombe Assists is now on facebook


This group was created to help connect those in the Templecombe community that are self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and those who have volunteered to offer help if it is needed. Please do join us, you are most welcome here - we are all in this together!



YEOVIL HOSPITAL
(Wednesday 25th March)


VISITING RESTRICTIONS


From 24th March no visiting will be allowed!
Unless there are:


  • Patients receiving end of life care.

  • Patients under the age of 18 (one parent/ guardian only)

  • Specific reasons of safety (dementia or learning disability where anxiety would be increased significantly)
These restrictions will be enforced to reduce the risk to patients, staff and any visitors, and to maintain the Government’s direction on social isolation.
HOSPITAL VISITOR INFORMATION


2nd Templecombe
Scouts



All Scouting Events Are Suspended


Letter from Elizabeth Henderson
County Commissioner

CLICK TO OPEN
Government cracks down on spread of false coronavirus information online
Monday 30th March


Please don't believe everything you read on line. Always check the source information.
GOV - FALSE INFORMATION On-Line
GOV - SHARE Checklist


Whenever possible everything entered on this page is verified to "my own" satisfaction and links to the source made available.


COMMUNITY SUPPORT

IMPORTANT UPDATE
(Thursday 19th March)

Now at
RECREATION GROUND CAR PARK


Everyone not over 70 and is in good health who is interested in a village response to the Coronovirus, is invited to a brief meeting at the Recreation Ground Car Park this Friday 20th March) at 4pm, where there will be plenty of open space to spread out.

There's lots of good ideas out there and it would be great if we could co ordinate our input and look after our neighbouring areas.

Thank you for your offers of help
and concern.


Julie Watson 371607 & Trish Foers 370660
RECYCLING CENTRES
CLOSED
(Wednesday 25th March)

The Castle Cary (Dimmer) Recycling Centre is now closed until further notice.

The same applies to the Sherborne Household Recycling Centre.
Somerset Waste Partnership.
Dorset Council Waste.


WASTE COLLECTIONS UPDATE
(31st March)

UPDATE:
Coronavirus-related staff shortages mean that if recycling collections are missed, we cannot make return pick-ups. If you are missed, do not leave containers out or report it; take everything in and put it out again the following week. To help crews: rinse containers, squash all but glass and aerosols, flatten and tear up card, sort-segregate materials without using carrier bags, and put out by 7am. All food waste must go in the food waste bin.

PLUS:
Bulky waste and garden waste collections suspended.

SWP UPDATE


What you can
and can't do







Updated Documents
(Friday 31st July 2020)
6 Days Since Last Update !



The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that continues to protect our communities and our NHS.
Read - Can And Can't Do 31st July

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL
LATEST INFORMATION UPDATE
(Wednesday 5th August)


SCC Update - 5th August 2020





FACE COVERINGS
ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT



From 15 June, face coverings will be required while using public transport in England.


Face Coverings on Public Transport

Places of worship
to re-open for individual prayer






Places of worship across England will be permitted to reopen for individual prayer from Monday 15 June, the Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed today (Sunday 7 June).

Gov - Press Release


Templecombe Assists on Facebook


Staying safe outside your home







Document released
Monday 11th May 2020




It is your responsibility to adopt these principles wherever possible.

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PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCEMENT
SUNDAY 10th MAY 2020



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Templecombe Assists on Facebook

A BOOK FOR CHILDREN


Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.

The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:


Read or Download Book
Nosy Crow Weblink


SOUTH SOMERSET DISTRICT COUNCIL



FREE FOOD BOXES
(Thu 23rd April)


The Hardship Food Box will contain food, drink and other vital supplies. Boxes are being topped up with generous donations from local and national suppliers and most recently family boxes have benefitted from Easter eggs, donated by Crofton stores in Yeovil.

If you believe you may qualify for the Hardship Food Box, please contact South Somerset District Council on 01935 462462.

You could be eligible for the Hardship Food Box Scheme if:
  • You are not on the shielded list but have no one to help you access food and are in financial difficulties
  • You are isolated, rurally and or socially, and have an immediate need
  • You have become unemployed due to the COVID-19 crisis have claimed Universal Credit and are waiting for a decision and payment
  • You are self-employed but facing financial hardship as you are unable to work due to Government restrictions
  • You have been furloughed and are only receiving 80% of wages with no employer top-up
  • You have made an application for free school meals and are waiting for them to start
SSDC - Read More



SPARK SOMERSET
(Saturday 18th April)


Volunteering:
There has been an outpouring of public support and care for each other across Somerset communities as COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to increase across the UK. If you would like to learn more or get involved please follow the link below.

Spark Somerset


PEOPLE WITH ANIMALS

UK GOVENRMENT UPDATE

Advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Please click the link below

UK GOV = People with animals.

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL

CONCESSIONARY BUS PASSES

In order to allow older people to travel to supermarkets earlier in the day we are relaxing the restrictions on concessionary bus travel. With the agreement of bus operators, concessionary bus passes can now be used before 9.30am on services across Somerset.

SCC Bus Passes

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL

PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY

The public rights of way network remains open. We ask that all members of the public follow the requirements for social distancing and use their local routes rather than travelling to the countryside unnecessarily. Travel to exercise is not essential travel and people should not be travelling to do their daily exercise.

Many footpaths, bridleways and other public rights of way cross private land, working farms and in some cases are close to private homes. Please keep to the paths, keep your distance from landowners, and if you have a dog with you, keep it under close control (on a short lead or at heel). Continue to follow the restrictions and measures which are in place to protect you and others.

Please note that the law does not currently allow us to close any part of the public rights of way network for COVID-19 reasons.

SCC AFFECTED SERVICES

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL

CAR PARKING ENFORCEMENT SUSPENDED
(Wednesday 1st April)

Please check with your district council for information on car parks in your local area.

Somerset County Council is suspending parking enforcement across the county. The County Council is standing down its Civil Enforcement team in line with Government guidance during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

The change means the Council can redeploy officers to support community work such as helping shop for foods and collect medicines for vulnerable people.

The Council is urging all drivers who have to go out only to park in permitted areas, such as parking bays, car parks and uncontrolled areas. As long as vehicles are parked considerately and do not cause an obstruction no action will be taken.

No payment at pay and display machines is required for the time being. Parking areas with time limits near essential shops and pharmacies should be respected to allow access by drivers undertaking essential journeys.

It is vital that drivers do not block the path of emergency vehicles and others involved in delivering services to those in need. A small team of Civil Enforcement Officers will remain available to deal with any parking problems that could affect key access routes to premises such as hospitals and supermarkets.

There are no changes to residents’ parking areas. We would ask everyone to park sensibly and considerately.

Please check with your district council for information on car parks in your local area.

SCC LATEST ADVICE

TEMPLECOMBE
ASSISTS


COMMUNITY SUPPORT
FOR SELF-ISOLATORS

(Updated Wed 1st April)

If you would like to be a part of the "Templecombe Assists" group and have not already passed your detail over to Trish or Julie there is now an online form which is very simple to complete.
There is now a WhatsApp group and a dedicated Facebook group. Information is being shared and co-ordinated.

The group are working as quickly as they can.
Send your contact details from here.
They will go directly to Trish and Julie.
Templecombe Assists on Facebook.

SOUTH SOMERSET DISTRICT COUNCIL

URGENT CALL FOR CARERS
(Monday 30th March)

Somerset’s local authorities are calling for care workers to come forward and play a vital role in tackling Coronavirus pressures.

To ensure more hospital beds are available for patients with the coronavirus, hospitals, councils and care providers will be working together to increase the number of medically-well people who can be discharged home or to a residential care home.

This will be happening quickly and safely in the coming days, and many of those leaving hospital will need care support, either at home or in a care home.


The following roles are needed:

  • Care home workers who can assist 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.

SSDC Web link for more details.

Mind in Somerset
SCC Wellbeing
GOV Wellbeing (31.03.2020)

SOUTH SOMERSET DISTRICT COUNCIL

BRIEFING
(Friday 27th March)


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PRIME MINISTER TESTS POSITIVE
THIS MORNING
(Friday 27th March)

Transcript of speech, exactly as it was delivered.



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PLAY AREAS CLOSED
(Tuesday 24th March)

Under government guidelines it has become necessary to close outdoor play and games areas.

Please follow all social distancing guidelines
and please make sure all childeren are aware.


WASTE COLLECTIONS
INFORMATION UPDATE
(23rd March)

Garden waste collections are now suspended until further notice


Also Suspended:

New requests for bins, recycling boxes and food waste caddies.

Bulky waste collections that involve going inside properties. Standard bulky waste collection service continues at present.

SWP UPDATES


Southwest In Bloom (Friday 20th March)


All National and Regional In Bloom Competitions are now Postponed.


Letter from Jo Wheatley (South West In Bloom Chairman) is attched. Click Below.

Letter from SWIB

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL
(Thursday 19th March)

Exctracted from a lengthy SCC update

Please remind people who need support to:

  • Not put a sign on your door openly stating you are vulnerable
  • Don't share more personal information than absolutely necessary
  • Don't share bank or card details or give people your cards to make purchases
  • Contact the organisers of the group if someone asks you to pay more for something than you normally would.


PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCEMENT
THIS EVENING
(23rd March)



Click Document To Read or Download

Face Coverings: Guidance
Monday 3rd August 2020







Clarification from
Somerset County Council

The guidance on face coverings was updated last week to reflect changes on when face coverings should be worn.

From 8 August The list of places where members of the public will have to wear a face covering will be expanded to include:

  • funeral directors
  • premises providing professional, legal or financial services
  • premises providing professional, legal or financial services
  • cinemas
  • theatres
  • bingo halls
  • concert halls
  • museums, galleries, aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms, or other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural sites.
  • nail, beauty, hair salons and barbers - other than where necessary to remove for treatments
  • massage parlours
  • public areas in hotels and hostels
  • places of worship
  • libraries and public reading rooms
  • community centres
  • social clubs
  • tattoo and piercing parlours
  • indoor entertainment venues (amusement arcades, funfairs, adventure activities e.g. laser quest, go-karting, escape rooms, heritage sites etc)
  • storage and distribution facilities
  • veterinary services
  • auction houses
The Government recommends face coverings are worn in these settings now, but this will not be mandatory until 8 August.

The public are also strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing may be difficult and where they may come into contact with people they do not normally meet.

Face coverings are not required in restaurants with table service, bars, and pubs.


Download To Print Badges if needed
Friday 24th July 2020







From Gov-Can and can't do:
You can carry something that says you do not have to wear a face covering for medical reasons. This is a personal choice, and is not necessary in law - you should not routinely be required to produce any written evidence to justify the fact you are not wearing a face covering.

Badge images have been made available by SCC

Open Page to Print


SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL


PLEASE HELP DISTRIBUTE
(18th July 2020)

SCC are asking for all our help in distributing the attached three leaflets to businesses in our area.

These set out the steps a business or accommodation provider should take if a customer or staff member has a suspected or confirmed case.


Clicking each leaflet will open it as a pdf for downloand. The leaflets are also available to download By Clicking Here. These are now being rolled to other Local Authorities across the South West.

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL


LOCAL OUTBREAK
MANAGEMENT PLAN

(30th June 2020)

Whilst the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed and infection and death rates are reducing nationally as well as locally, the challenge now shifts to staying on top of the infection whist society restarts.

COVID-19 is proving to be a disease focussed around clusters and outbreaks, it therefore makes sense that going forward there is an increased local emphasis on managing the epidemic. Local Authorities are well placed to lead this work with a statutory duty of wellbeing and employing the Director of Public Health who holds the statutory duty to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of the local population.

SCC - Draft Outbreak Management Plan

OUR VILLAGE PLAYGROUND REOPENS
(Saturday 4th July)

Today, following government guidelines and the easing of lockdown restrictions the playground at our recreation ground will be reopening

During the past week a detailed, regular and independent inspection has been brought forward and satisfactorily completed.

Members of our own Parish Council have been busy cleaning away bird droppings and weather related debris from the equipment.

Please follow all guidelines, enjoy the area and the equipment.


RECYCLING CENTRES
INFORMATION UPDATE
(Friday 19th June)

All 16 sites will be moving to 'shop-style' social distancing approach next week


Press Release

Somerset Waste Partnership’s recycling centres have reverted to their usual summer opening hours.

There will be a further update when all sites can take the last few materials currently not being accepted, including glass and cardboard which can be recycled at the kerbside. There have been long queues at times, especially in the morning. We expect this to continue and would encourage people only come if they really need to.


Opening Times


SWP RECYCLING CENTRE UPDATES


OUTDOOR SPORT AND RECREATION






Document released
Monday 25th May 2020


This document provides guidance for the public on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England

Phased return of outdoor sport



SPARK SOMERSET
(Wednesday 20th May)



Volunteering:
Our Volunteer Pack captures all of this key information in one handy place! It covers a range of useful topics, from recruiting and supporting volunteers to safeguarding and data protection, plus practical tips for activities that are commonly undertaken by volunteers, such as dog walking, buying groceries and collecting prescriptions.

Volunteer Pack
Spark Somerset


Prime Minister's Article in the MAIL ON SUNDAY: 17th May 2020





Prime Minister's Article 17.05.2020


CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME







Document released
Tuesday 12th May 2020

Furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October.
Read or Download document


Staying alert and safe (social distancing)







Document released
Monday 11th May 2020


The most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives.

This guidance applies in England – people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should follow the specific rules in those parts of the UK.
Read or Download document

KEEPING A DISTANCE

It isn't anti-social
to keep a
SOCIAL DISTANCE.

Here in and around Templecombe we are so very fortunate to have plenty or open space.

If you go out, stay at least 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times.

AGE UK Coronavirus Support

Tribute from Downing Street
(Sunday 26th April 2020)

The Environment Secretary
George Eustice MP ended todays govenment press conference update with the following very well deserved tribute:


I want to pay tribute to all those who are working throughout the food supply chain from farmers, manufacturers and retailers. The response of this industry to ensure that we have the food that we need has been truly phenomenal.
Thank you.
Full transcript of speech

The Royal Navy International Air Day 2020

CANCELLED

Following many months of planning, we regret to inform you that the Royal Navy International Air Day 2020 has been cancelled. The show was due to take place at RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, on Saturday 11 July.
Air Day Cancellation Details


SOMERSET PREPARED
(Saturday 18th April)


Somerset Prepared Update
Somerset Prepared Weblink



SOUTH SOMERSET DISTRICT COUNCIL

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Free food boxes to be provided to those facing financial hardship during Covid-19 crisis
(Wednesday 15th March)

Local authorities across the country have received a share of the Government’s Hardship Fund to support communities through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

We recognise that measures to protect public health due to COVID-19 will be causing real pressures and anxiety when it comes to finances.

The Hardship Fund will primarily support those in receipt of Local Council Tax Support schemes by reducing their council tax liability for 2020/2021.
SSDC - Read More

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL

School meals home delivery update

Contact your school in the first instance if you need assistance to access free school meals or vouchers. If that’s not possible contact Somerset’s Coronavirus helpline 0300 790 6275 about this or any other issues affecting you or your family at this difficult time..

SCC Latest Updates


GOVERNMENT LEAFLET

UPDATED
(15th April 2020)





Please click the image to read or download the 8 page leaflet.


CORONAVIRUS & IBUPROFEN

UK GOVERNMENT UPDATE
(Updated 14th April)

This website will not give advice but is happy to refer to official sources of information

Please click the link below

UK GOV = Ibuprofen Use.


GOVERNMENT LETTER


Letters of appreciation to everyone working in the retail and manufacturing sectors
(dated 8th April 2020)



Letter from The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP
Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy



Please click below to read or download.


GOV - Letter to Retail Sector
GOV - Letter to Manufacturing Sector

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL

One number for Coronavirus support
(Monday 6th April)

One number for Coronavirus support

We now have a single phone number 0300 790 6275 for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support from their councils.

The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline number is live and will make it easier for people access any local authority help they may need, including emotional support, in the current crisis. Please do share this through your networks and social media.

It links the district and county council contact centres and will be operating seven days a week, 8am to 6pm. The district and county councils' usual phone numbers for non-Coronavirus related issues will be running as normal alongside the new number.

The new number won't cover medical advice. People will need to continue to use the 111 NHS online service and only ring 111 if they cannot get help online.

Anyone who can't find help from local networks and volunteers can use the new number to get help and advice around:

  • Personal care and support including food and delivery of prescriptions
  • Support for the homeless
  • Emotional support if you're feeling worried or anxious
  • Transport to medical appointments
  • Waste collection and disposal
  • Financial support
The 0300 790 6275 number is being staffed by the five councils in Somerset and will be available seven days per week 8am - 6pm.
SCC LATEST ADVICE

TEMPLECOMBE ASSISTS




All households in Templecombe, should by now have received a contact name and number for those circumstances where you may need extra support, especially if self-isolating.

If you have not received any information, we apologise and ask that you contact Trish Foers on 07779 483678.

A food resource is being organised by Sandi Kiddle. Sandi will update us re her plans in the near future. In the meantime if you have food that is surplus to your requirements, please store it at home for now. If you know of a family or any resident who would benefit from some resources to assist them through difficult times, please contact Trish as above.

Templecombe Assists on Facebook


NATIONAL TRADING STANDARDS
*** SCAMS ***


Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. National Trading Standards is warning people to remain vigilant following a rise in coronavirus-related scams that seek to benefit from the public’s concern and uncertainty over COVID-19.

NTS - Beware of COVID-19 SCAMS

COVID 19 and the SSDC Planning Function

Details of process changes can be found by clicking the link below.

Further updates are expected during the coming weeks so please look back often if planning issues are of concern.
SSDC Planning Function Updates

Facebook

Our Associated Facebook Group.
TEMPLECOMBE VILLAGE.


USEFUL INFORMATIVE LINKS


World Health Organization
NHS Overview
NHS - 111 online
NHS Stay at home advice
GOV - Coronavirus (Covid-19)
GOV - Find help & support
GOV - Foreign Travel
Somerset County Council Latest Updates
SSDC Coronavirus Support
Somerset Waste Partnership
National Trading Standards (SCAMS)
Citizens Advice (South Somerset)
Scouts National - Information
Scouts Somerset - Information
Royal Mail Delivery - Information


Prime Minister's Letter
Sent to every household

28th March 2020

Read or Download the Letter (pdf)

There Are No Advertising Charges
On This Page



SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
AMENDED TIMETABLE

SWR Amended Timetable
SWR Further Information & FAQ

Re-Opening Saturday 4th July
click here for opening times and menus
Tip Top Hair & Nail Design
Now Open and from Monday 13th July
for hair, nails and permitted beauty
Click here for more details
Debit and credit card payments can now be taken over the phone



Our local shop are very happy to deliver goods (if available) to local residents who are in isolation.
Please call 01963 370472

Even if only a pint of milk or newspaper.


Orders placed before 1:00pm each day
Will be delivered between
1:00pm and 4:00pm


REVISED OPENING / CLOSING
From Monday 8th June
the shop will open
Mon-Sat 7:00am to 7:30pm
Sunday 8:00am to 1:00pm
Now Open
Tuesday - Friday 10am-2:00pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
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Bridge Fish & Chips


Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed Closed
Wednesday Closed Closed
Thursday Closed 5:00-8:30
Friday 12:00-1:30 5:00-9:00
Saturday 11:45-2:00 5:00-8:30

If possible. please order by phone before collecting.
01963 370063

Will deliver to anyone locally in need for a small fee
Lunchtimes Friday & Saturday only.
UNPASTURISED
Jersey Milk For Sale

We are regularly inspected and the milk tested by environmental health. We are therefore confident we are providing a top quality product.

2 Pint Carton £1.10 each

We also have free range eggs and potatoes

Selling raw milk from the farm, inevitably, won't stop us still having to dump thousands of litres of fresh milk; but it will help.

Please buy fresh and buy local
(Open 5am-10pm daily. Bank holidays included)

Elliscombe Farm, Holton, BA8 8EA

The White Horse

TAKE AWAY MENU
The White Horse will deliver to those in need.

Menu prices have thoughtfully been kept at a minimum as they are very aware people are struggling financially right now.

Click to open full menu ond how to order



ROYAL MAIL
DELIVERIES

(Friday 13th March)


Signing for and receiving items
In order to protect both our people and customers as much as possible, we will not be handing over our hand-held devices to customers to capture signatures. Postmen and women will instead log the name of the person accepting the item. This will apply to all deliveries that require a signature.

Additionally, for all customers (including those who are self-isolating) where we need to deliver any parcel that won’t fit through your letterbox, we will place your item at your door. Having knocked on your door, we will then step aside to a safe distance while you retrieve your item. This will ensure your item is delivered securely rather than being left outside.

If you are unable to come to the door at all we will issue a ‘Something for You’ card, advising of other ways you can arrange to get your item. For example, by getting a friend or family member to collect the parcel from our local Customer Service Point on your behalf. In this situation, and to keep your mail as secure as possible, they will need to bring along the card we left you and a form of ID in the name of the person the item is addressed to. Full information on acceptable forms of ID can be found here
SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL
(Thursday 9th April)

A NOTICE FROM
ABBAS AND TEMPLECOMBE PARISH COUNCIL


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