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what you need to know
The government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:
- Get vaccinated
- Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
- Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
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Get coronavirus advice and information on GOV.UK including:
- how to help stop coronavirus spreading
- guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable
- where to buy COVID-19 tests
The NHS website has information about:
Our Bristol Living Safely with COVID-19 Framework describes what we're doing to manage COVID-19 over the next 12 months.
Community marshals are here to support Bristol’s management of COVID-19 and its efforts to recover from the pandemic.
Community marshals patrol different areas of the city at different times, depending on requirements.
To help identify a community marshal, they wear high vis jackets with Bristol City Council badges on them.
To ask us to patrol an area, or tell us about an issue that needs to be addressed, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On the COVID-19 data for the Bristol region page we publish a weekly report on Wednesdays. Our report includes how many people have been vaccinated, are in hospital or have died after getting coronavirus in Bristol and the surrounding area.
Other sources of data include the number of lab-confirmed cases (on Open Data Bristol) and central government COVID-19 data.
You can look up the weekly cases in your area by postcode on GOV.UK.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19
You can still get your first, second or booster vaccines.
Anyone over the age of 5 can get vaccinated against COVID-19 .
The NHS website has information about the vaccine.
Beware of vaccine scams. The NHS will never ask for money or your bank details.
The government will continue to provide free COVID-19 tests for certain groups, including:
- patients in hospital
- people who are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19
- people who live or work in high-risk, closed settings, such as in some NHS, social care and prison settings, where infection needs to be identified quickly to minimise outbreaks
Find out where you can buy COVID-19 tests if you cannot get them free.
There is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate. However, we continue to advise adults and children who feel unwell, have a high temperature or test positive to stay at home, if you're able to, and avoid contact with other people.
Food, medicine or essential tasks
- If you, a family member or a neighbour need help getting food or medicine or doing other essential tasks:
- call 0800 694 0184 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2pm), translation service available
- deaf BSL users can contact the phoneline through a BSL Interpreter using SignVideo
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Find help to find work and information about training courses on:
Information and support for businesses, including loans, grants and other support.
- Fill in our coronavirus (COVID-19) general enquiries form, if you cannot find the information you need on the government website
- Call 0800 694 0184 (freephone, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2pm), translation service available
- Deaf BSL users can contact the phoneline through a BSL Interpreter using SignVideo