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Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

6 Jul 2020

Organisations in certain sectors should collect details and maintain records of staff, customers and visitors on their premises to support NHS Test and Trace.

The UK is currently experiencing a public health emergency as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is therefore critical that organisations take a range of measures to keep everyone safe.

Keynsham social distancing measures

2 Jul 2020

Residents and businesses are being advised about a temporary closure of the road of Keynsham High Street from July 13 to provide more space for social distancing shopping and visiting the local shops.

The road will be closed to vehicles every day between 9am and 5pm except for Dial-a-Ride access.

Cyclists will be able to use the road in both directions at all times. The High Street bus stop will be relocated to Ashton Way.

Council webinar on reopening the high street

4 Jun 2020

Bath and North East Council is hosting a webinar which takes place on Thursday 11th June 2020 at 5pm. This webinar will see council leader Dine Romero alongside a group of panellists who will provide an update and take your questions on Bath & North East Somerset Council's approach to the “Reopening our High Streets Safely”. We have availability for up to 100 attendees, allocation will be a first come first served basis.

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The last parts of the Bath Quays bridge have arrived in Bath from Belgium

26 May 2020

The last two parts of the Bath Quays bridge superstructure have arrived in Bath from Belgium – and residents will soon be invited to name the bridge in a new online competition. 

The vehicles which arrived on the 19th May follow the delivery of the first two sections of the bridge last week and travelled via the same route on the Zeebrugge-Tilbury ferry, with police escort on arrival in Bath due to the width of the vehicles. 

MoveGB launches Move At Home

15 May 2020

MoveGB flew the nest from the Innovation Centre in 2018 after being residential members for six years. During the pandemic they have been quick to adapt their subscription-based fitness platform to run completely online which in turn has kept their instructors and independent gyms with much needed revenue.

Call for more businesses to register for Covid-19 support grants

29 Apr 2020

Nearly 2,000 grants totalling more than £26m for businesses that have been disrupted by Covid-19 have already been processed in Bath and North East Somerset but companies are being reminded that registrations are still open.

Businesses which need financial help from the Government due to coronavirus and haven’t registered already are urged to do so straight away by using an online form set up by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Invest in Bath team.

Nick Cope’s Popcast Co-produced by Bath based Complete Control hits TV screens

24 Apr 2020


Nick Cope’s Popcast is available as a BBC iPlayer boxset from Today: Friday 24th April and will air on the CBeebies channel every Saturday morning at 9.20am from Saturday 25th April.


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