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, issued May 5th:
Welcome to the council's coronavirus information and advice newsletter
Our current COVID-19 case rate in Bristol is 20 cases per 100,000 which
is slightly lower than the England average which is 24 per 100,000.
Currently there are 14 people in our local hospitals who are unwell with
COVID-19. To date, around 200,000 people in Bristol have received one
or two doses of the vaccine.
It's really positive to see that our case rate in Bristol is currently
very low, but it's really important that we don't let our guard down
now. If you're out and about remember: Hands, Face, Space, Fresh Air.
I encourage you all to take up the offer of regular rapid testing in
Bristol to help protect your friends, family and keep our infection
rates low. It's not the most comfortable thing to do but it's quick,
free and, to make it easy, there are many ways to get and take a test.
You can get rapid tests from our collection sites and local pharmacies,
or you can order them online.
If you haven’t taken a test at home before and want support, you can
visit our Rapid Testing Centre on Wellington Road. Find out which way
works best for you by visiting our website.
Please stay safe as we continue to take one step at a time back to the things we love.
Christina Gray, Director for Communities and Public Health
Freephone 0800 694 0184
Mon - Fri, 8.30am to 5pm Sat - Sun, 10am to 2pm
Four elections are taking place this Thursday, 6 May.
You can vote safely in person at polling stations, open from 7am to
10pm. All have safety precautions in place in line with the latest
To keep you and others at polling stations safe please:
Wear a face covering
Sanitise your hands before attending
Bring your own pen or pencil
If there is a queue come back at a less busy time
Do not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or are self-isolating
If you are self-isolating on polling day
you can apply for an emergency proxy vote to appoint someone to go to
the polling station and vote on your behalf. Complete applications must
reach us by 5pm on 6 May. Visit Bristol.gov.uk/proxyvoting to find out more.
The NHS is now vaccinating people aged 40 and over. If you fall into this age group you should book using the NHS Booking System or by calling 119.
Nationally, supplies of the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are lower
at the moment. This means that when you are invited to book your
appointment on the National Booking System or by calling 119, your
closest available option may be further than you are able to travel.
If this is the case, please try again as the NHS is adding new
appointments as soon as they receive vaccine supply. Alternatively, your
GP may get in touch to offer you an appointment if they have available
slots at upcoming clinics. Your GP will contact you so please wait for
their call or text message.
Every COVID-19 vaccine dose gives us hope of getting life moving again
and protecting our friends and family from the virus. Don’t delay in
getting your vaccine when it is offered to you. Join the millions, get
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