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New lockdown measures to begin

News - 5 January 2021

New lockdown measures to begin

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, North Somerset Council’s health bosses are urging residents to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives as the new lockdown measures begin, with North Somerset’s coronavirus rates hitting their highest level since the start of the pandemic. 

Everyone in North Somerset, including Portishead is now required to stay at home and only leave for specific reasons including, to go to work - where working from home isn’t possible, for exercise, for shopping for essentials, for medical assistance and to escape domestic abuse. 

All schools are closed for face to face learning until at least February half-term, except for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. 

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people must begin shielding again and will shortly receive a letter from government about this.

For more information on the local response in North Somerset, visit the North Somerset website. For the latest guidelines, visit the gov.uk website.

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