COVID-19: Find out more

The following section of the site provides general advice about staying safe and limiting the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

A single phone number is now available for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support from their councils, including emotional support if you are feeling worried or anxious. The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline number, 0300 790 6275, will make it easier for people access any local authority help they may need, including emotional support, in the current crisis. It links together the district and county council contact centres and will be operating seven days a week, 8am to 6pm.

For the most up to date guidance on the Covid-19 coronavirus from the NHS, including what to do if you have symptoms, or if you’re at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus please visit:

For the latest guidance from the government covering how to protect yourself and others, as well as guidance on employment, schools, travel, and advice for businesses, please head to the GOV.UK website here:

You can also sign up the to the Government’s coronavirus information services on WhatsApp which will provide information and updates on the coronavirus response. To sign up, add +44 7860 064422 to your contacts and send a WhatsApp message saying “Hi”

Doctors of the World has translated the latest coronavirus guidance from the NHS in to more than 40 languages. Find out more here.

Click on the links below to find out more.

  1. How to stop the coronavirus spreading

  2. Looking after your health and wellbeing

  3. Covid-19: new and expectant parents

  4. Learning more about Covid-19

  5. Explaining Covid-19 to children