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'. 

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):

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance from people not in your household (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly
  • wear a mask on public transport and in shops (England)
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms

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 in Taunton: Latest Information and Advice


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