Coronavirus in Taunton: Latest Information and Advice

Coronavirus in Taunton: 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? 
In response to the current coronavirus outbreak, the UK government has advised against all unnecessary travel and has asked public to stop 'non-essential contact' for around 12 weeks from 16 March 2020. 

This means that many Taunton attractions and businesses have temporarily closed and events and conferences are postponed.

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.

How to avoid getting sick 
To avoid the spread of the virus, make sure you:
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds 
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available 
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze 
• put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards 
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell 
You can find all the  tips to avoid the spreading of the virus

Current Government Guidelines (applicable in England):

  • Stay Safe and Alert and only go outside for food, health reasons, exercise and recreation, or work if you cannot work from home
  • ​when you go out: always stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people, do not touch your face, and wash your hands frequently, including as soon as you get home

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


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