Coronavirus: Latest Information and Advice

Coronavirus: Latest Information and Advice


Coronavirus is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. The coronavirus symptoms include a cough, fever and breathing difficulties. 

You can find more information on the coronavirus on the National Health Service (NHS) website

How will coronavirus impact my travel to Taunton? 
There may be some reductions and revised timetables on the public transport network, please see the Buses of Somerset website and Trainline Website for the latest information.

Stay up to date with the latest advice on the official government website.

Current Government Guidelines (applicable in England):
A three tier, local restrictions system will come into effect from Wednesday 2nd December.  

Somerset West and Taunton is in Tier 2: High Alert.

Visit for more information on the tier system and rules.

These new measures will reduce the growth rate of the virus, which will:

  • prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed
  • ensure schools, colleges and universities can stay open
  • ensure that as many people as possible can continue to work


Hands. Face. Space.
To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:

  • wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • make space - stay at least 2 metres apart, or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions
  • If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days
  • do not meet in groups larger than 6

Further resources 
Visit the  official UK government website  for the latest information on the coronavirus outbreak and advice for travellers, or take a look at the frequently asked questions on coronavirus on the  National Heath Service (NHS) website


Coronavirus: Latest Information and Advice


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