Rise in coronavirus cases in South Glos - but under national average

People are being warned to take more care following Covid-19 guidelines after 33 reported cases in the last week in South Glos This is a jump of 8 from the previous week and a rate of 12 per 100,000 people just below the England average of 15.

Healthwatch is asking people to review mental health and other health services during this stressful time - to ensure people are getting the right support to cope with self-isolating and anxiety. Fill in our very short form here - your views will help service providers plan for the future.

From September 14 only six people can meet both inside and outside as part of a social gathering however, schools, sporting and youth clubs (including Scouting and Cubs packs) will not be affected.

Advice to help cope with anxiety from the return to school

For those who have been struggling with their mental health during the pandemic, increased restrictions, as well as coping with the big return to school can add another layer of distress.

Vita Health Group and Avon and Wiltshire Health Partnership have set up a free helpline to help people in need of emotional and practical support. The phone will be answered by a trained counsellor who will be able to listen and signpost you towards organisations in your area. The confidential helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 day a week. 

Call 0800 126549 to speak to someone today. 

ADVICE

* Frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds,

*Social distancing of two metres wherever possible

*Self-isolating and booking a test if you experience any of the symptoms of the virus.

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