National advice and information
How to protect yourself and others
The Government’s action plan – What the health and social care system across the UK has done, and what it plans to do next.
Business, employment and financial support
Schools and educational settings
Schools, parents and young people helpline – The Department for Education (DfE) has set up a dedicated helpline for schools, parents or young people. Available Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, phone 0800 046 8687 or email DfE.email@example.com
Healthcare workers and carers
Local advice and guidance
Latest Coronavirus updates – You can find our latest updates to services here
Our affected services – Includes s summary of our services affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Somerset Newsroom – You can find our latest press releases here
Adult Social Care – Includes information for people who are 18 or over who have care and support needs
Community Connect – Information on care, health and wellbeing for adults.
Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board – Guidance for safeguarding adults in Somerset
Somerset Survivors – Domestic abuse help and advice
Children Social Care – Includes advice and support for families and young people
Somerset’s Local Offer – Information and advice for parents, carers and families including children and young people with special educational needs.
Somerset SENDIAS – provides information, advice and support about Special Educational Needs and Disability for parent carers, children and young people (up to the age of 25).
The Somerset Parent Carer Forum are keeping their Facebook pages and website as up to date as possible for parents and carers.
The Somerset Carers Service is keeping their website up to date with key info and have their advice lines available for carers.
Somerset Safeguarding Children’s Board – Guidance for safeguarding children in Somerset
Mind in Somerset – You can phone the Mindline Somerset Coronavirus support helpline on 01823 276892 (available 9am to 11pm Monday – Friday and 8pm to 11pm Saturday and Sunday)
Somerset Prepared is a multi-agency partnership working closely with communities to deliver advice, support and training to help enhance local resilience to emergencies.
Healthy Somerset – Health and wellbeing in Somerset
Spark Somerset – Supporting Somerset volunteer communities to respond to COVID-19, sharing the latest information, best practice guidance for groups and useful resources.
Corona Helpers – Register your COVID-19 volunteer group and find more people to help.
Travel Somerset has the latest updates transport and travel updates.
Garden and bulky waste collections have been suspended as well as requests for bins, recycling boxes and food waste caddies. Full details can be found on Somerset Waste Partnerships – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Advice and service updates.
Links to District Council information and advice
If you haven’t found what you need, or need more support please phone us on 0300 123 2224