Covid Weekly update

Weekly update 18.09.2020

It’s that time of the week again – so please check out the latest attached Somerset Coronavirus statistics and all the good work continuing to support communities in these challenging times.

National testing issues have dominated media headlines this week as demand for tests surge. Commissioned by the Department for Health and Social Care, Local Coronavirus testing sites are up and running across the county with 7000 people tested in Somerset last week alone.

The key messages we’d really like your help to reinforce this week are:

  • Only book a test if you have symptoms (fever, new persistent cough and/or a loss of taste and smell)
  • Book a slot through the national online portal and keep trying – slots are released regularly throughout the day. Please don’t phone 111, turn up at local test sites without an appointment or visit A&E
  • And continue to self-isolate whilst waiting for a test result – this includes everyone in your household
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