Currently, the Council is producing regular newsletters, giving information and advice regarding the current coronavirus situation
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There are links to all the previous newsletters here
This is the most recent newsletter, issued June 10th:
Welcome to the council's coronavirus information and advice newsletter
Bristol’s current rate of infection is 41 COVID-19 cases per 100,000
population. We are seeing a sustained increase in cases. There have been
189 positive cases in the last seven days. Bristol's rate is slightly
lower than England’s infection rate which is currently 48 cases per
To date, over 244,629 (56 per cent) of all Bristol residents aged over 16 have had at least one vaccine dose.
The increase in infection rate is a cause for concern, not alarm. We
encourage you to take up the offer of regular rapid testing which is
open to everyone in Bristol. Please also book your vaccination when you
are eligible to do so.
If you're meeting with friends or heading to the pub this weekend to
watch the football, please remember to follow the COVID guidance in
place. Meet outside rather than inside where possible, and please be
kind and patient to hospitality staff who are doing their utmost to keep
Although Bristolians will be supporting many of the nations represented,
in particular Wales and Scotland, I would like to say good luck to
Gareth Southgate and the England team.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
Freephone 0800 694 0184
Mon - Fri, 8.30am to 5pm Sat - Sun, 10am to 2pm
COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live and see the
world, from the way our businesses and schools operate, to how we
behave in social situations.
Together with South Gloucestershire and North Somerset, we are hosting
an online COVID-19 webinar in the lead up to the potential move to step
four of the government’s roadmap to ease restrictions.
The webinar will give residents across the three local authorities an
opportunity to ask Directors for Public Health questions about the
current guidance and the long-term behaviours that will help to stem the
spread of infection.
Support is available to you if you need to self-isolate. You may be eligible for an NHS Test and Trace Support Payment. If you need help to get food or do other essential tasks, please call the We Are Bristol helpline on 0800 694 0184.
Countries added to red and amber travel lists
4am on Tuesday 8 June, seven countries were added to the travel red
list: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Sudan,
Trinidad and Tobago.
If you return to Bristol from any of these countries you must quarantine
in a government-approved hotel. You must take a COVID-19 test on or
before day two and on or after day eight of your quarantine.
>From the same date, Portugal was moved to the amber list. If you are
returning from Portugal, you must self-isolate at home for 10 days even
if you feel well. You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day two
and on or after day eight of your quarantine.
If you are self-isolating you may only leave your home to take a
COVID-19 test. You may not have family or friends over. If you need
support during this time, please contact the We Are Bristol helpline on
0800 694 0184.