The community of Shepton Mallet has come together to support those who are facing difficulties due to the current Coronavirus emergency.
Shepton Mallet Coronavirus Network is managed by Shepton Mallet Town Council. We are hosting a coronavirus freephone number 0800 061 4089 (8am – 10pm every day) to redirect calls to the appropriate sources of help throughout the coronavirus emergency. Email: email@example.com
You will find many sources of help for Shepton Mallet and coronavirus here, from advice from government agencies and the NHS to on the ground help from local volunteers. We will be updating this website regularly. Please refresh these pages on your browser to ensure you are displaying all our new and up to date content.
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Coronavirus Covid-19 Information & Advice
See this page for information and advice about the symptoms of Covid-19, staying at home and social distancing.
For general Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information visit this Facebook Page
Local support for Shepton Mallet & local villages
See this page for local organisations that can offer support – whether it be a hot meal, spiritual reflection or a friendly conversation.
Shepton Mallet Coronavirus Volunteers have an extensive group of well over 100 local volunteers standing by to help anyone with questions and concerns. If you are self-isolating or need help during the coronavirus outbreak with:
- picking up medication
- posting mail
- a friendly phone call
- urgent needs
Call the Coronavirus Volunteer line on 01749 200 200 (24 hours every day) or 01749 830132.
For the collection of prescriptions call 07934 263923
(To see contact details for sources of help during this emergency in our local villages please visit this page)
For non-urgent supplies, please consider using local businesses offering delivery services – details here
If you suspect you have contracted coronavirus (Covid-19)
DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
If you have any concerns that you may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances. This information can be accessed here
There are many varied and relevant resources on this website:
- specialist and confidential help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse
- local sources of help, advice and support
- national sources of help advice and support
- activities for children in lockdown and home schooling resources for children of all ages
- confidential sources of help and support for children and young adults
- advice on how to avoid criminal scams
- sources of pet supplies and veterinary and other related services