Jump in coronavirus cases means North Somerset has highest amount per 100,000 people in South West

People are being warned to be more vigilant with 53 coronavirus cases reported in the last week in North Somerset. This means it has the highest number of cases per 100,000 people in the South West of 25. The national average is 15.
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North Somerset Council's Director of public health, Matt Lenny has called the new cases a wake up call and said people needed to be vigilant.

Healthwatch is asking people to review mental health and other health service during this stressful time - to ensure people are getting the right support to cope with self-isolating and anxiety.

From September 14 only six people can meet both inside and outside as part of a social gathering however, schools, sporting and youth clubs (including Scouting and Cubs packs) will not be affected.

For those struggling with their mental health during lockdown, increased restrictions can add another layer of distress. Vita Health Group and Avon and Wiltshire Health Partnership have set up a free helpline to help people in need of emotional and practical support. The phone will be answered by a trained counsellor who will be able to listen and signpost you towards organisations in your area. The confidential helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 day a week. 

Call 0800 126549 to speak to someone today. 

ADVICE

* Frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds,

*Social distancing of two metres wherever possible

*Self-isolating and booking a test if you experience any of the symptoms of the virus.

It's down to every single resident to do their bit to prevent the spread of infection. There is no room for complacency, and regardless of age, or state of health, everyone must play their part. This includes frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds, maintaining social distancing of two metres wherever possible and self-isolating and booking a test if they experience any of the symptoms of the virus. These really are the most effective ways we can reduce the impact of the virus on our community. The recent rise in case numbers should act as a wake-up call for everyone that the virus is still present locally.
— Matt Lenny, Director of Public Health for North Somerset

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