TO FIND THE MOST UP-TO-DATE ADVICE AND GUIDANCE ABOUT COVID-19 PLEASE VISIT THE GOVERNMENT’s DEDICATED WEBPAGES. YOU WILL FIND A MASS OF INFORMATION TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE NEW FINANCIAL HELP SCHEMES. YOU CAN ALSO ACCESS BASIC MEDICAL ADVICE.
The virus which forms Covid-19 is so small it can penetrate most standard masks, clothing, and live on any surface – including banknotes, handrails, anything at all that is touched – for several dangerous days. What makes this so horribly different is that it spreads before the spreaders know they have contracted it, and it attacks the frail and elderly with vicious abandon. So the death toll is rising fast. But the efforts of scientists and the Government are all designed to help stem the spread. This page will provide some of the information and help to explain the practical measures already taken. The nation is now in official lockdown until December 2nd. We should stay at home unless our work is vital or we need to buy food, attend medical appointments or take exercise. Pubs and restaurants are shut – except for takeaways. Schools remain open. The hope is that the overall national restrictions can be eased in time for people to celebrate Christmas.
Our district councils in Somerset have got together to help produce a special document which contains contact details for emergencies and a great deal of factual material. It is well worth downloading and keeping close at hand.