These are worrying times but we need to focus on keeping those at risk safe by sticking to government guidance and looking out for anyone who needs help.
For advice on staying at home, social distancing if you’re well, self-isolating if you’re unwell, symptoms, employment advice and much more, go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Don’t phone 111 (that’s only for people whose symptoms are really getting worse). If you are worried about your symptoms you can also go to 111 online.
In Gloucestershire there is a great Community help hub up and running where you can ask for help, volunteer to provide help or highlight a neighbour who needs help.
You can also listen to BBC Radio Gloucestershire live which is offering a running commentary on the local situation, often featuring definitive advice from our local Director of Public Health Sarah Scott and generally trying to find answers to some of the trickier questions. You do have to put up with Mark Cummings’ sense of humour but these are tough times.
This BBC Explainer gives details of where struggling businesses can get help.
I’m obviously not conducting surgeries at the moment but you can still email me on Borough council-related issues at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best. Keep safe & keep others safe.