The main sources of COVID19 information for Saltford residents are the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG area website and B&NES Council latest information and advice COVID19 webpage. However, SPC aims to share any specific COVID19 information that directly relates to Saltford, please see the News section of our website and social media posts.
SPC thanks all Saltford residents for the part they are playing to keep COVID19 case numbers down. We also appreciate all the support residents are offering to others in the community during these challenging times. Please continue to make contact with neighbours and friends who may be shielding during the current lockdown to make sure they have what they need, including passing on details of the Saltford Hub.
If you would like recognition for a person, group or business who has provided support in the community during COVID19, please consider making a nomination for the SPC Community Awards. The 2021 awards include four new categories to recognise efforts made during the pandemic. The application form takes only a few minutes to complete and submit.
Saltford Parish Council continues to be in contact with the relevant authorities regarding the COVID19 pandemic. Police are regularly patrolling Saltford’s river side areas to ensure Lockdown 3 rules are being followed, and residents will see A&S Police signage around the old village reminding people of current regulations. Please see this page for the latest Covid case figures for B&NES.
For the latest information about the COVID19 vaccination, the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s website now has a dedicated Covid-19 vaccination page with this and a detailed question-and-answer section. A dedicated email address has also been set up: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be patient as there may be a delay in responding due to the volume of enquiries.
People living in the B&NES area (including Saltford) who are eligible for a coronavirus vaccine – including all those over 70 – who have yet to be contacted or have been contacted but not yet confirmed an appointment, can now book a vaccination appointment online or over the phone. Information is available on this BSWCCG page on vaccines .
To assist travel to and from vaccination centres, time restrictions on the use of concessionary bus passes have been relaxed by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).
SPC is aware of a number of COVID-19 vaccination scams doing the rounds, claiming to be from the NHS. Please be wary of scams. The NHS will never ask you for payment or bank details to confirm your identity – the vaccine will always be free. Please see SPC’s page about COVID19 vaccination scams for more information.
A new COVID19 testing site opened last week at the Keynsham Scout HQ on Ashton Way for people with coronavirus symptoms. This is in addition to Bath’s site in Carpenter House, Broad Quay.
The walk-through coronavirus testing facility is for people with symptoms to book appointments. Testing is only available for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. Anyone with one or more of these symptoms should book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.
Support for residents
If you are a Saltford resident in need support during Lockdown 3 please remember that the Saltford Hub continues to be available for support. Please see our news post on support during lockdown 3 for details.
Residents can contact the Saltford Hub on 01225 632216 for support with shopping, pharmacy, Post Office services, financial assistance, a friendly phone call and much more. Further information is available on this COVID19 community poster here, please share with those who may find this support helpful.
Message from St Augustine’s surgery
An update from St Augustine’s Surgery was circulated in mid-January, including details of how the Chocolate Quarter and Saltford sites are currently being used during the pandemic.