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UWE Bristol’s Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) to be used as a temporary NHS hospital treating COVID-19 patients

UWE Bristol’s Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) to be used as a temporary NHS hospital treating COVID-19 patients

Work has begun to convert the Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus into a 300-bed temporary hospital to provide hundreds of extra beds if local services need them during the peak of coronavirus. The hospital is expected to be fully operational and treating patients from April 2020. The measure follows the… Read More…

Small Businesses and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business can now apply for grants in South Gloucestershire

Small Businesses and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business can now apply for grants in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council are pleased to now able to accept requests for the Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grants Fund. Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses are eligible if: your business is based in England your business is in the retail, hospitality or leisure sector your business has a rateable value… Read More…

Emergency food parcels delivered to people shielding at home

Emergency food parcels delivered to people shielding at home

Councillors and staff at South Gloucestershire Council are working with the government, health services and other partners to ensure essential support will be delivered to those being asked to shield themselves by remaining in their homes for 12 weeks, following the guidance announced last week. They took a delivery of essential foodstuffs over the weekend… Read More…

Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

People needing GP services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will soon be advised to visit a specific clinic depending on whether or not they are showing symptoms of coronavirus. With more people expected to develop coronavirus in the coming weeks, coupled with the need to continue providing regular, everyday healthcare, practices… Read More…

Local clinical commissioning groups merge as one and pledge continued support in region’s fight against coronavirus

Local clinical commissioning groups merge as one and pledge continued support in region’s fight against coronavirus

The three clinical commissioning groups of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are set to formally merge as a single organisation, in a move that aims to maintain and enhance the health and wellbeing of local people, particularly in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire… Read More…

Update from South Gloucestershire council

Update from South Gloucestershire council

As of 27th March, there have been 37 confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in South Gloucestershire. Given the current testing regime, the actual number is expected to be significantly higher than this. In order to help combat this, the Council is urging you to: Only go outside for food, health reasons, work (but only if… Read More…

Home learning in South Gloucestershire

Home learning in South Gloucestershire

Integra Schools and South Gloucestershire Council are pleased to launch a new home learning online resource to support parents, carers and teachers. This resource brings together a range of free and easy to access online activities and learning for children of all ages, and is clearly grouped into subjects and topics, such as English and… Read More…

Grand Pier remains open

Grand Pier remains open

One of the region’s top tourist attractions is continuing to operate in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis and intends to remain open until it is advised to do otherwise. The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare has implemented a number of measures in order to reduce the risk of people spreading the infection, while still being… Read More…

National Trust statement on Covid-19

National Trust statement on Covid-19

Following an announcement from their Director-General Hilary McGrady’s announcement yesterday, the National Trust are continuing to work hard to keep open spaces accessible to people while they close houses, shops and cafés to restrict the spread of coronavirus. This will take time and it is hoped that by the end of Friday 20 March, all… Read More…

Pier postpones Fireworks at Sea

Pier postpones Fireworks at Sea

The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare has reluctantly cancelled the Fireworks at Sea spectacular scheduled for Saturday, 4 April, in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. The management team at the seafront attraction took the decision in the wake of the Prime Minister’s request for people to avoid any unnecessary social contact. The dazzling displays regularly… Read More…

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