A message from Avon & Somerset Police:
Please find attached an information pack of three documents, containing advice about ransomware, phishing, working from home and online fraud. These are the most prevalent attacks that the UK police forces are seeing right now due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Please pass on these documents and distribute it throughout your contacts in order to remain safe and secure during this Crisis. Threat actors are increasingly targeting individuals, businesses and organisations and using the pandemic as a manipulation tool to install malware and steal personal information. The attached documents will advise the reader of the current threats and how to create a stronghold for themselves while working from home or using the internet for personal reasons.
During the Coronavirus Emergency……….
The Cary Cares volunteer Medicines and Shopping Help Scheme is up and running to enable our older residents and those with health conditions to stay at home and not go shopping. To use it please either
Phone 01963 351362,
preferably between 9.30am and 12 noon
or e-mail: [email protected]
We currently have just one incoming line set up and it has been very busy. If you are able to email your request through, please do as it would help us reach more people in need. In your e-mail, please give your name, address including postcode, and phone number, and someone will get back in touch with you in due course and let you know which volunteer will be responding.
The volunteer doing your shopping will always contact you beforehand and will carry ID when making any deliveries.
We are currently managing to respond to all help requests within 24 hours.
This is an ever-changing situation and we will be posting regular updates to our Facebook page:
Finally, we have received lots of offers of help and we are working to set people up as quickly as possible to assist us, whilst still making reasonable checks to safeguard our clients. If you have not received a response to an offer, rest assured we are not ignoring you – we will be in touch shortly!
If you are currently in a position to offer your services as a Shopping volunteer and have not yet contacted us, then do please email the above address with your details.
Stay Home! Stay Safe! Protect Our NHS!
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Connect hub at Petters closed to public but we’re still here to support you
Our Connect customer hub at Petters Way has been closed with immediate effect following Government advice but we are continuing to deliver essential services to the public.
Hundreds of our staff are still working hard to ensure we can deliver for our communities as well as push forward with key projects.
Council Leader Val Keitch said: “We recognise that providing our services in South Somerset is vital at this time and in the months of recovery that will follow.
“It will undoubtedly be challenging to maintain all services over the coming weeks and so we will be prioritising support for residents, communities and businesses.
“We are already starting to see an increase in demand from people facing hardship due to the virus and its impact on businesses. We promise to support you and support all of our communities.”
If you need to contact us, you can visit our website – where many of our services are offered online – at www.southsomerset.gov.uk or by phone at 01935 462462.
Further updates will be provided as to alternative arrangements for people if they are not online or have access to a phone.
Provisions are also being made for those who need to use our homelessness service.
Please visit the Government’s website for the latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) here – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
If you need guidance from the NHS, visit https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
If you are a business in need of support, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses
We will be updating our information on Coronavirus here – https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/your-council/
- Stay at home
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
- Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
- Anyone can spread the virus.
Just to add to the problems we all have to face at the moment, there will be a road closure on Sation Road where it joins the A371 at the bottom of Ansford Hill. This is for Renelec Groundworks to carry out storm drainage works. The diversion takes vehicles all around the town; we hope that HGVs won’t be directed unnecessarily through the town, but please let Highways know if this happens.
To report a problem please click on the website: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/
If you’d prefer to phone: SCC Highways Dept –0300 123 2224