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Some members of our Bruton community are already in self-quarantine, as a precaution, and the Government may soon ask more people to do this.

The Town Council are currently engaging with voluntary groups and local health professionals on how we can best help the most vulnerable.

We are relaunching our “Bruton Buddies” volunteer scheme to stop ‘social distancing’ turning into social isolation, and will help to secure training to keep helpers and their neighbours safe.

Volunteers have already come forward who are willing to look out for neighbours who may not have relatives nearby, maintain phone contact, and help deliver food and other supplies to those who have no other support.

Please email health@brutontowncouncil.gov.uk, or phone 01749 813014, if you too would like to join these efforts.

The latest NHS advice can be read at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

With more detail from Public Health England here:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

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