Gloucestershire councils have pulled together to get support to those who are most in need. Residents, charities and businesses have come forward in incredible numbers with over 2,000 already signed up to support.
As Covid-19 prompts more workers to self isolate, the council is launching a fast track recruitment programme to recruit care workers who are crucial in keeping our county’s most vulnerable people safe.
Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on the evening of Monday 23 March that everyone should stay at home to save lives, we have closed all household waste recycling centres with immediate effect.
If you're self-isolating due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) you need to double bag your used tissues and cleaning cloths and keep separate to your other household waste for 72 hours before putting in your external bins for collection.
Time restrictions applying to the English national concessionary bus pass scheme in Gloucestershire will be removed from Monday 23 March. Anyone holding a pass will be able to travel for free on all public bus services until further notice.
Gloucestershire County Council are closing Gloucestershire Archives at the Heritage Hub from Monday 23 March until further notice, due to the current issues relating to Covid-19. Gloucestershire Family History Society at the Heritage Hub has also closed their service until further notice.
Gloucestershire County Council are closing all council run libraries and Community Access points from Monday 23 March until further notice, due to the current issues relating to Covid-19. In addition, request services such as inter library loans and music sets will be suspended.
Following their latest visit (18 and 19 February 2020) Ofsted said that the council ‘demonstrates that it is determined to improve services for children’, and there is now evidence of success in key areas.
A person from the Cheltenham area has been confirmed by the Chief Medical Officer as the third person in the county to have Covid-19. They are receiving all necessary support and advice from Public Health England (PHE).