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/
Somerset, along with most of the country, has now been placed in tier 4, the highest level of alert; it applies from one minute past midnight tonight. The latest press release announcing these changes and explaining why the decision was taken is here.
In tier 4 the overall message is ‘stay at home if you possibly can’.
“In a Tier 4 area, you ….cannot leave or be outside of the place you are living unless you have a reasonable excuse. You cannot meet other people indoors, including over the Christmas and New Year period, unless you live with them, or they are part of your support bubble. Outdoors, you can only meet one person from another household [and only if you are on your own]”.
Reasonable excuses for leaving home include
- Work, paid or voluntary
- To obtain medicines or food (including take-aways)
- Individual exercise
- Medical appointments
The full details of the tier 4 restrictions can be found here.
NHS vaccine scam
We don’t plan to report on every new scam that appears but Andrew Buchanan has alerted us to one that appears rather convincing and builds on the relief we are all feeling at the availability of effective vaccines. Please look at the details here
and be very cautious about any unsolicited message that asks for personal or financial details.
Sue Reece (870618) Mick Fletcher (870531) on behalf of the Parish Council