Somerset’s Covid-19 Weekly Update

08 Sep 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of the weekly Somerset Covid-19 update for key stakeholders. This update is produced on behalf of the Somerset Covid-19 Engagement Board and is designed to provide a weekly update on the current Covid-19 situation in Somerset. 

Somerset has, unfortunately, seen case numbers rise again over the last week, particularly in the Sedgemoor District. The Public Heath team are actively supporting some workplaces who have outbreaks, additionally they are boosting social media messages to postcode areas where they are seeing higher cases.

In view of the rising case numbers, and to keep yourself and those around you safe, it continues to be strongly recommended that you get both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and get a PCR test if you have any symptoms, even if they are mild. You still need to self-isolate if you get a positive test result and are a case of Covid-19.

While it is no longer a legal requirement, it is also recommended that you continue to wear a face covering, keep your distance, meet outdoors and let plenty of fresh air into indoor spaces.

Since Monday 16 August people who are under 18 or have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case. In this week's Covid Catch Up Film, Clinton clarifies this new advice. Further details can be found later in this update.

Latest Covid-19 Dashboard: The following link will take you to our website: Somerset Coronavirus (COVID-19) Then scroll down the page until you get to ‘Covid-19 Dashboard’ in the list. Click on this and the dashboard will open.

‘Remember, everyone can catch it, anyone can spread it’.
Somerset’s Covid-19 Weekly Update
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