As of Monday19 July 2021, the majority of legal restrictions relating to Covid-19 have been lifted. However, the Government expects and recommends that people continue to wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport and in some shops.
‘Wash hands, cover face, make space’
Please continue to follow the guidance to wash your hands, wear a face covering and keep your distance.
It is expected and recommended that we continue to wear face coverings when travelling on public transport, in some shops and in other crowded, enclosed public spaces.
It is important to note face coverings alone cannot protect yourselves and others from viruses; hand washing, social distancing and other measures must also be followed. Please refer to UK Government guidelines.
You can use a scarf or a disposable face mask but may prefer to make or buy some washable cloth masks; you’ll find several shops in Bristol Shopping Quarter selling them, further information HERE, and many suggestions online, including these from the Government’s website, which include instructions for upcycling old t-shirts.
If you do have to use a disposable mask, which many stores have available on their doors, you can recycle them at Wilko on Union Street, where you’ll find a collection point.
Using the NHS COVID-19 app
Using the NHS COVID-19 app helps stop the spread of the virus by informing you that you have been in close contact with someone who has since tested positive for COVID-19, even if you don’t know each other. The app is free and easy to use and doing so can help you protect your loved ones and others.
The app also allows people to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, and check in to venues using a QR code. To help protect yourself and others, download and use the latest version of the NHS COVID-19 app.
A smile and a ‘thank you’ goes a long way
Please be kind to others and remember a ‘thank you’ goes a long way.
When you experience excellent customer service, do let us know via social media – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – so we can give the people concerned a shout-out to let them know they’ve been appreciated.
Read the latest government guidance on coronavirus HERE.