One of the updates the BTC has received from Public Health at Somerset County Council included a video and the following statement;
Although we have seen a slight reduction in the region, the South-West continues to experience the highest Covid-19 case rates in the country, with Somerset sadly still reporting case rates higher than the national and regional average. We continue to encourage visitors and residents alike to keep up all important safety measures; wearing a mask in enclosed spaces, distancing where possible/or meeting outside, washing hands/using hand sanitiser, ventilating inside spaces and testing regularly.
As we begin to see our children and young people returning to schools and colleges, this is an exciting but anxious time for many. The latest Covid Catch-up film presented by Clinton Rogers has lots more detail about what students and parents can expect.
You may be hearing a lot of talk of a booster programme in the national media at the moment. A Government spokesperson said, “We are preparing for a booster programme to ensure those most vulnerable to Covid-19 have protection extended ahead of winter and against new variants. Any booster programme will be based on the final advice of the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).” We await a final decision on this.
The link to the video is below.