Currently, the Council is producing regular newsletters, giving information and advice regarding the current coronavirus situation
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This is the most recent newsletter, number 86 issued March 18th:
Welcome to the council's coronavirus information and advice newsletter
Today is the 100th day since the start of
the NHS vaccination programme. I am pleased that over a third of
Bristol’s adult residents have already received the jab, and 91% of over
65 year olds have received one or more doses of the vaccine. This is
all thanks to our incredible NHS and healthcare workers and I want to
encourage everyone who has been invited to book their vaccine
appointment. Getting people in Bristol vaccinated is crucial to our city
overcoming the pandemic.
Bristol’s rate of 46 new cases per 100,000
population (data from 6 March to 12 March), is lower than the previous
seven days (49 new cases per 100,000) and England’s average infection
rate (59 new cases per 100,000). This reduction is reflected in all
areas of the city.
Yesterday we announced a £4.725 million
recovery package to help Bristol’s high streets and the city centre to
recover from the impact of COVID-19.
Nine local high streets across the city
will be the focus of initial support. The money will be used to improve
their look and feel, reduce the number of vacant premises by providing
financial support to open new businesses, including hospitality or
creative spaces, and boost footfall.
Tonight at 6pm we will be launching
'Bristol Remembers' to help us reflect on the past year and the effects
that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on us all. Join us on www.wearebristol.co.uk for the premier of our film.
Thank you for all you have done, remember: hands, face, space.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
Freephone 0800 694 0184
Mon - Fri, 8.30am to 5pm Sat - Sun, 10am to 2pm
from Bristol’s first citizens’ assembly were presented at the City
Gathering last Friday 12 March. Leaders from the business, public and
voluntary sectors were the first to hear the assembly’s recommendations
on how Bristol recovers from COVID-19.
The 60 assembly members, who are all citizen's randomly selected to
reflect Bristol’s diverse population, met online over four weekends to
discuss three main issues and produce recommendations. The three main
Rapidly reduce the impact of our homes on climate change
Make changes to our neighbourhoods to make traveling easier, healthier and better for the environment
Tackle health inequalities in Bristol
discussions were informed by 55 speakers including community
organisations, citizens, One City partners, academics, and subject
specialists and council officers.
Tonight at 6pm, we remember all the people, opportunities and important life experiences that we have lost to COVID-19.
Join us online at www.wearebristol.co.uk
at 6pm for the launch of a 30 minute film that will help us to reflect,
remember and begin the ever so important healing process. You’ll hear
contributions from frontline teachers and doctors, members of our care
and voluntary community, and faith and city leaders.
If you’re watching along with us tonight, join in the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #BristolRemembers.
New collection point for family household and bubble testing
testing kits for eligible groups who do not have symptoms of COVID-19
are now available to collect from the Bristol Rapid Testing Centre,
17-18 Wellington Road, BS2 9DA.
Those eligible include:
families/support bubbles of a child or young person returning to or continuing to attend school or college
childminders and adults working in childcare
support bubbles with households that qualify for testing
adults working in the wider school community, including bus drivers and after school club leaders
adults collecting testing kits will be offered the opportunity to do an
assisted test first at the testing centre, to familiarise them with the
Eligible groups above can also get a test from 1.30pm to 7pm at:
Invitations have been sent nationally to people aged 50 to 54 in the latest stage of the programme.
To manage supply issues of the vaccine, during April the vaccine
programme will focus on completing all of the phase 1 priority groups (1
to 9) and second doses. Phase 2 (those under 50) will begin after April
with a view to give all adults a first dose of the vaccine by the end
Healthcare teams continue to urge anyone eligible for the vaccine to take up the offer and book an appointment.