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.

Meeting in groups of more than six is not allowed and pubs and restaurants must shut at 10pm.

A daily update is available on the Government’s website.

The data includes the estimated R rate, number of cases, and there is a postcode look-up tool to search for the number of cases in your area.

North Somerset’s Council also provides local updates every Friday.

See the dashboard and read the council’s local outbreak management plan on its website.

The figures are released every Friday on the Council’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

The free NHS Covid-19 app also has a number of useful tools including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in, so download it on your smartphone if you can.

Find out more about the app, with a short video about how it words, on the NHS website.

 Find out more about local Covid alert levels and what these restrictions mean on the Government’s website.

The BBC also has useful information.