We know this second lockdown is a challenging time, and we are grateful for everyone cooperating with the measures. However, we must continue to work together to bring Bristol’s rate down. Bristol’s infection rate is 471.0 new cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days (up to the 8 November). This represents 2,183 positive cases reported for Bristol over the past seven days (up until 8 November) from 13,246 community tests. Our figures remain above the England average of 262.4 per 100,000. A new report will be published today on our website.
We also recognise the toll the national lockdown has had on many businesses across Bristol. If your business has had to close, you may be eligible for a Local Restrictions Support Grant. Please read below for information on how to apply.
To ensure our lockdown guidance is reaching all our communities in Bristol, we have recorded video messages in six different languages (Polish, Punjabi, Somali, Bengali, Urdu and Arabic). The video covers the importance of adhering to the rules and also information on where to find additional support. View the COVID-19 November lockdown translated videos.
Remember, if you develop symptoms, you must either book a test slot or order a home test kit. To help with increased demand for tests, we now have an additional test site, a drive-through testing unit at Brislington Park and Ride. You can book a test online or through the NHS COVID-19 app.
Everybody should feel they can come forward to share their needs so please do reach out to us. Please call the #WeAreBristol helpline 0800 694 0184 if you are struggling to get hold of food, medical supplies or other necessities. We will put you in touch with people who can offer you support.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol