For all previous Parish Council Coronavirus updates please select the Covid-19 Category on the News Page of the Westbury Website http://westburysubmendip-pc.gov.uk/category/covid-19/
Since our last update we have been moved from Tier 2 to Tier 3 as the level of infections in Somerset has continued to rise. The government intend to review the position on 30th December when it is possible that further changes will be announced. A quick summary of the main differences between tiers 2 and 3 is given below. Those who want the full detail can look here.
Testing and self-isolation
Testing and social distancing remain key to controlling the spread of the virus until such time as a large proportion of the population have been vaccinated. Somerset County Council have some useful guidance on who should get tested and when people should self-isolate here.
You may find this poster helpful in explaining how and when to get tested and why it matters.
Keeping safe in cyberspace.
As people start to think about new year resolutions Andrew Buchanan, who helps us avoid on-line scams, suggests that it would be a good idea to focus on your online security to make sure you’re safe in 2021.
The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre suggests six things you can do:
- Use a strong and separate password for your email
- Create strong passwords using three random words
- Save your passwords in your browser
- Turn on two-factor authentication
- Update the software on your devices
- Back up your data
You’ll find the details and instructions here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/home
Sue Reece (870618) Mick Fletcher (870531) on behalf of the Parish Council