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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, number 45, issued October 22nd:

Welcome to our coronavirus information and advice newsletter

Hello Resident, 

As of 16 October Bristol's rate of coronavirus cases is 211.7 per 100,000 population. This is considerably higher than for the previous seven days (135.9 per 100,000) and remains above the England average of 170.8 per 100,000. We aim to announce the latest figures every Tuesday and Friday. Please visit our website and social media channels for tomorrow's report.

Transmission appears to be linked to more informal social mixing and family contacts. I understand that everyone wants to get back to normality but when we let our guard down the virus is more likely to spread. Please remind those you interact with, that mixing in families and in social groups does spread the virus. Outside and Covid-19 secure environments are safer, but you must still maintain social distance where possible.

We have been made aware that some people are not wearing face coverings when travelling on buses in Bristol. Everyone must wear a face covering when travelling on public transport unless you are exempt. You must also wear a face covering in predominantly enclosed areas such as bus or coach stations. If you do not wear a face covering in these settings you will be breaking the law and could be fined. Please comply with this guidance to protect others travelling with you. Wherever possible, I encourage you to avoid public transport and walk, cycle or drive instead, but I understand that for some this may not be an option.

We have an opportunity to address the spread of the virus, but only if we continue to adhere to the rules, guidance and behaviours that are required.

Thank you for your continued sacrifices and support.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol

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Bristol politicians stand together in the fight against coronavirus

Leaders from Labour, Conservative, Green and Liberal Democrat parties have today spoken together in support of keeping Bristol safe amid the ongoing rise of coronavirus cases.

Collectively, leaders have acknowledged the huge efforts people across the city have made to date, against the backdrop of a second wave of coronavirus infections.

You can read the cross party statement in full on the news section of our website.

Bristol is currently at the medium level of Covid-19 local alerts. Help us protect our city and its citizens by thinking:

  • HANDS - Wash your hands regularly
  • FACE - Wear a face covering where rules apply
  • SPACE - Staying at least two metres apart from those not in your household

Have your say: Covid-19 Bristol Survey

Take part in this short survey. Your feedback will help us understand the scale of the challenges people across Bristol are facing and what actions might be needed to help prevent the further spread of infection.

A huge thank you to everyone who has shared their views so far.

You can still complete the survey online on the Bristol City Council Citizen Space website.

You can request alternative formats of this survey by contacting the Consultation team on or by calling 0117 922 2848.

The survey closes on Tuesday 27 November.

Bristol Week of Resilience draws to a close

Bristol's Week of Resilience concluded last Friday with the launch of the One City Economic Recovery Strategy.

The strategy, which was engaged with by over 300 of Bristol's One City partners, outlines the impact of Covid-19 on the city, and how it plans to overcome these economic difficulties. you can read the press release and strategy on our website.

The week of resilience also saw a speech from Mayor Marvin Rees as he addressed the State of the City. You can read the press release and full speech on our website. The latest We Are Bristol film titled 'Working Together' also premiered at the State of the City, it focuses on the impact of the pandemic on Bristol's workers and businesses, and how we’ve all come together as a community during this difficult time.

Are you over 65, pregnant, or suffering from a long term health condition?

Don't forget to book your free flu vaccine! The flu vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine and is offered every year on the NHS to help protect people at risk of flu and its complications.

You can find out more and see if you're eligible for a free flu vaccine on the NHS website.

The best time to have the flu vaccine is in the autumn before flu starts spreading. But you can get the vaccine later. And don't worry if you've had Covid-19, it's still safe to have the flu vaccine.

Watch our latest case study 

In this video, which you can watch on our YouTube channel, Stacy Yelland from Eastside Community Trust explains how the organisation has supported residents in Easton and Lawrence Hill throughout the pandemic. Highlighting how residents have been stepping up to help their neighbours.

If you run or work for a business that's done amazing things during the pandemic, we want to hear from you. Please contact and tell us what you've been doing; include 'CASE STUDY' in the subject line.

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