Category Coronavirus

Somerset Public Health Leaders urge Covid-safe behaviour over Half Term

This week marks the start of half term for the majority of Somerset schools, and with coronavirus case numbers still high across Somerset, Public Health leaders want to remind people that half term does not mean half measures when it comes to safety. People are encouraged to enjoy half term sensibly and take very simple […]


Final preparations are being made for the opening of the COVID-19 vaccination centre at Firepool, Canal Road in Taunton. The new centre will welcome people to have their jabs on Monday 11 October and replaces the existing site at Taunton Racecourse. The large vaccination centre will be open seven days a week from 08.30 am […]

Not giving up my smoke free life – Stoptober case study

For help quitting smoking click the smokefreelife logo below: “One thing that really helped me was a text I had from one of my daughters, it was telling me how proud she was of me so when things got tough, I’d read it and it helped me to carry on quitting. It’s now eighteen months […]

Stoptober is back – make it your month to quit 

For help quitting smoking click the smokefreelife logo below: Stoptober is back for its 10th year calling on smokers to kick the habit once and for all and join 2.3 million others who all quit since the campaign launched a decade ago.   Supporting the campaign, Somerset County Council is encouraging Somerset smokers to seek support […]

Me and my boys – Stoptober case study

For help quitting smoking click the smokefreelife logo below: “On my journey with ‘smokefree’ I had all the right help and support from both Riley and Steph. Without their help and time, I would not have been able to do it.” Kim talks about her battle to give up smoking and the support that she […]

Somerset Public Health Leaders urge Covid-safe behaviour at Bridgwater Fair

This week is the time for Bridgwater funfair again and Somerset’s Public Health Leaders are encouraging people to enjoy the event safely. From 29th September until 2nd October, Bridgwater Fair returns to St. Matthews Field. Case numbers in Bridgwater are still high, so whilst Somerset County Council welcomes the return of the fair, people are […]

A father’s terror is in your hands

“I am now more terrified for my daughter than I ever was when she had cancer.” Michael Wallis talks about his fear for his disabled daughter of catching Coronavirus and pleads for everyone offered, to have the vaccine to protect the most vulnerable people in our society: When my daughter was born, in the dark […]

Somerset’s Public Health Director thanks residents ahead of Government’s Winter Plan rollout

Health leaders in Somerset welcome a cautious approach as the Government unveils its plans for tackling Covid-19 during Autumn and Winter, placing an emphasis on the importance of vaccinations, testing and tracing, and individual’s behaviour. From as soon as next week, vaccines will be offered to otherwise healthy 12 – 15-year-olds, via the school immunisation […]

Your Somerset – Autumn 2021

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… Your Somerset is delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and campaigns and projects that the County Council and our partners are involved in. You can download and read the most recent edition of […]

New Covid-19 Testing site opens at Wembdon Village Hall, Bridgwater

A new drive-through coronavirus testing facility has opened for locals and the wider Bridgwater community at the Wembdon Village Hall, known locally as The Green. This testing site is situated in an area of the car park and will not affect the day to day running of the Village Hall. The new testing site opened on Monday, September 6 and is only available to those with Covid-19 symptoms […]