We have been lucky in Somerset to have a low number of cases throughout the pandemic, a lot of this will be thanks to hard working volunteers. The local Liberal Democrats want to say a huge thank you, to hard working NHS staff, frontline workers, and to all of the volunteers who have helped get our communities through Coronavirus.
People have been delivering food, medicine and generally helping others who have been unable to leave their homes either because they are vulnerable or have been self isolating.
The NHS and other health workers have been fantastic throughout the pandemic and it is important that we keep following the guidance to keep case numbers down during Winter. The prospect of Coronavirus cases spiking at the same time as the Winter Flu season is one that is worrying many healthcare staff who know that it could seriously increase the pressure on the NHS. Social Distancing and wearing a mask will help to slow the spread of Coronavirus and will help the NHS.
There is no doubt that thanks to the positive action of people across Somerset the spread of Coronavirus has been limited. We need to keep being safe to make sure we avoid a new wave. There has been promising news regarding vaccines for Coronavirus and we hope that these will continue to develop and become more widely available. Hopefully any vaccine will be able to prevent any future spike in cases once it has been rolled out. If you need help with anything due to Coronavirus please use the contact details we have included in this piece to get it.
Where to find information on Coronavirus
The best place for medical advice regarding Coronavirus is the NHS website, please visit: www.nhs.co.uk/Coronavirus
For local advice from the council please visit: www.southsomerset.gov.uk/Coronavirus
If you need non-medical help during Coronavirus, please call the Somerset Coronavirus helpline on the number below: 0300 790 6275