New B&NES cases per 100,000 population for last week (7 days ending 24 April): 176 (previous day - 198
RUH Covid admissions for week ending 24 April (latest reported): 25
Visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for all Government guidance on staying safe, what to do if you develop symptoms, vaccinations, boosters, international travel and more.
From 27 January 2022
You will not be required by law to wear a face covering anywhere, but the government suggests you continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
You’ll no longer need to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law, although event organisers may require this as a condition of entry.
From 24 February 2022
From 24 February:
the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test has been removed. Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days;
fully vaccinated close contacts and those aged under 18 will no longer be asked to test daily for 7 days, or require close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate;
routine contact tracing will end. Contacts will no longer be required to self-isolate or advised to take daily tests.
From 18 March 2022
From 4am on Friday 18 March, you will not need to take any COVID-19 tests or fill in a passenger locator form when travelling to the UK from abroad. These changes apply whether you are fully vaccinated or not.
From 1 April 2022
From 1 April the Government will:
remove the current guidance on voluntary COVID-status certification in domestic settings and no longer recommend that certain venues use the NHS COVID Pass;
no longer provide free universal symptomatic and asymptomatic testing for the general public in England;
update guidance setting out the ongoing steps that people with COVID-19 should take to minimise contact with other people. This will align with the changes to testing;
consolidate guidance to the public and businesses, in line with public health advice;
remove the health and safety requirement for every employer to explicitly consider COVID-19 in their risk assessments;
replace the existing set of ‘Working Safely’ guidance with new public health guidance.
1st and 2nd doses for people aged 12 years old and over
boosters for people aged 16 years old and over, plus at-risk children aged 12 to 15 years old
additional doses and boosters for people with a severely weakened immune system aged 12 years old and over
Appointments for boosters will be offered for 3 months (91 days) or later after your 2nd Covid jab.
People aged 75 and over, care home residents, and those with a weakened immune system aged 12 and over will be invited to get a Spring COVID-19 booster. The NHS will contact you and invite you to book your spring booster when it’s due. You will usually be offered an appointment around 6 months after your last dose of COVID-19 vaccine. You an also book your appointment online
For those who need to self-isolate, we would like to offer
practical help such as getting supplies for you. To use
this service please telephone Doug on 470609 and he will
endeavour to allocate a helper to you. In the
unlikely event he is unavailable please contact another
councillor or the clerk on the numbers below.
In order to run this service, we need those who are not
self-isolating to come forward with the services they are able
to provide. This might be shopping, or, if you already have
groceries delivered, adding someone else’s orders to
yours. Any offers of help can be emailed to Doug on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chairman, Priston Parish Council
(Update 24 March) - Report from Priston Parish Council (Doug Pattison)
To make sure that no-one "falls through the cracks" the Parish
Council has formed a small "Coronavirus Action Team - Priston", or
CAT-P, to direct help where it is needed. We have called for
volunteers who would be willing to help others in the village, and
received over 20 offers to help with shopping, delivering, dog
walking, and "almost anything". We also have lists of those we
believe may be in need of help. Where appropriate, volunteers have
been asked to keep in touch with our vulnerable people.
Think of all those willing helpers! If you are classed as vulnerable
for any reason, DO ask for help for shopping, whatever - just give
me a call.
Our Farm shop will be open 7 days, Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 9am to 4pm and will operate in a socially distanced, one way system through the shop.
Our online shop is now fully operational on our website, and has a minimum order for collection of £25, and a minimum order of £40 for delivery, with a £5 home delivery charge. Christmas items are also now available on the website and Christmas order forms are available in the shop to pick up.
We have had to evaluate the costs involved in our home delivery service and in order to be able to provide the service unfortunately there does need to be a charge.
Perhaps Priston villagers picking up collections could do so for other Priston residents?
I hope this helps and that we are able to support people living in the Priston area during this Lockdown.
Celia Gay – Newton Farm shop
Tunley Farm Butchers
Tunley Farm Butchers provide a range of milk, meat and deli
foods. They deliver free to Priston (minimum order £30). They
aim to deliver within 3 working days. For details visit http://www.tunleyfarmbutchers.co.uk/
Milk & Moredeliver milk and a variety of other foodstuffs to Priston on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays.
Maggie Rideout and Howard Jones, having taken over from Steve Grant. They offer 15/30 eggs for £2/£4) and have a fresh supply every 2 weeks. Please place your order by phone, message or email.
Address: Church Farm House, Priston BA2 9EF (opposite the church)
Tel No: 01761 471308 or 07871 484268
Quantity (Price): Trays of 15 (£2) or 30 eggs (£4) only.
Payment: Cash – and preferably the correct amount please
If you have a problem collecting let us know and we will drop them off.
Additional food options
Click on the links below for additional food options:
For anyone in need of food & looking for an alternative to going
into the shops during the pandemic, you may wish to have a look at
the 3SG Sustainable Food Partnership which has a list of local
businesses offering food delivery: https://www.3sg.org.uk/pages/sustainable-food-partnership
Shop Somerset provides links to over 170 local businesses (food & more) to encourage users to shop local and help small independent businesses to weather the impact of Covid-19.
St Luke & St Andrew's Church
RESUMPTION OF NORMAL SERVICES
31 August 2021
From 1 September 2021 Priston Church will be resuming its normal schedule of services, including a Family Service at 10am on the 1st Sunday of each month, and a BCP Service each Sunday evening at 6.30pm.
We will be allowing individuals to make up their own minds on measures to take with respect to Covid-19, and so will not be enforcing the wearing of face-coverings or social distancing.
Revd Martin Blewett.
Rector, Benefice of Timsbury with Camerton, Priston, Dunkerton and Englishcombe.
The Rectory, South Road, Timsbury, Bath. BA2 0EJ.
Tel. (01761) 472448. Mobile. 07854 273489
free video-conferencing means you can communicate as a family
or with a group of friends even though you are at a distance -
you could even try out a virtual pub or coffee morning!
Popular services include:
Google Hangouts - max 10 participants,
Google account required (this doesn't mean you need to use