The community of Nailsea is rallying together in these uncertain times to provide valuable services and help the vulnerable.
Those from Nailsea and surrounding areas can check for updates on a Facebook group made by community members, called Nailsea COVID-19 Help Group. This group has also organised a rota of volunteers, able to help with shopping for the vulnerable and other helpful services.
If you are in need of help, or know someone who is, you can fill in this Nailsea COVID-19 Help Group form to request community volunteer assistance.
If you are in a position to offer help to your local community, please contact the organisers on Facebook to volunteer as part of the Nailsea COVID-19 Help Group.
All information correct as of 19/03/2020 11am.
Multiple local businesses and figures have offered special services to help vulnerable people during this time. This includes:
Mulligan’s School of Motoring, who are offering to deliver food shops to vulnerable people who are self-isolating. Efficient cleaning will take place before and after delivery. Call 07793 681155.
John Burnett, who is offering to home cook meals and deliver them in his own refrigerated van to those self-isolating. Call 07931 563559.
Larger supermarket chains are offering their usual online shopping services and click and collect, however check online before placing orders. Please be courteous to other people and buy only what you and your family need. Local food retailers offering food delivery include:
Bakers of Nailsea Butchers – free delivery, no minimum order, cash and card on delivery. Contact email@example.com or 01275 856280.
Nailsea stores are increasingly offering shopping slots exclusively for elderly/vulnerable shoppers; those of state pension age and/or with disabilities and/or health conditions. The Nailsea stores operating this include:
Iceland – every morning 9-11am.
Tesco – Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 9-10am.
Please be mindful at this worrying time that the community needs to support each-other.
Churches in Nailsea are taking steps to reduce contact in line with government guidance.
Christ Church – all services cancelled including toddler groups and arranged events. Check their Facebook page for updates.
Holy Trinity Church – all services and groups cancelled but Church remains open for individual prayer.
Nailsea Baptist Church – all services and gatherings cancelled; pastoral care available on 01275 859339.
Nailsea Methodist Church – currently open but reviewing situation constantly.
Nailsea United Reformed Church – no information.
Southfield Church – closed until further notice.
St Francis of Assisi Church – no information.
Trendlewood Church – all services and meetings suspended until further notice.
Many clubs and groups have suspended meetings and events until further notice.
65 High Street – all events cancelled. Extensive list of groups meeting here.
Alchemy Trampoline and DMT Club – activities cancelled until 21st April when reviewed.
Backwell Camera Club – all meetings and events cancelled until further notice.
Grove Sports Centre – closed from Saturday 21st
Jazz on Tap – all lessons cancelled until further notice.
Mizzymead Recreation Centre – closing from Friday 20th March at 3pm for 12 weeks.
Nailsea and Backwell RFC – training and matches suspended until further notice.
Nailsea and District Skittles League – all events suspended including fixtures and Captain’s Presentation Dinner.
Nailsea Disability Initative – currently closed for drop-in.
Nailsea Girlguiding – all meetings and events cancelled until further notice.
Nailsea Musicals – all rehearsals for adult and youth groups cancelled.
Nailsea Netball – all sessions and matches cancelled until further notice.
Nailsea Running Club – all events cancelled until further notice. Awards night and AGM postponed.
Nailsea Scouts – all meetings and events cancelled.
Nailsea Shedders – closed until further notice.
Nailsea Tennis Coaching – coaching cancelled until further notice.
If you begin to show symptoms (new continuous cough and/or high temperature) and live alone, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
If you begin to show symptoms and live with others, you must stay at home for 7 days but all other household members who remain well must stay at home for 14 days from when the first person in the house became ill.
If anyone else in the household starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they were through the original 14 day period.
Find out more about staying home with possible coronavirus infection here.
If you have any additional information about local shops, delivery services, or suspended groups, please get in contact using firstname.lastname@example.org.
For up-to-date information, follow the communtiy Nailsea COVID-19 Help Group on Facebook. Spread the message and help vulnerable people.
Hope Project provides short-term emotional and practical support for men aged between 30 and 64, specifically those who are in psychological distress or have recently self-harmed, but are not currently using other mental health services. Its aim is to prevent suicide among this high-risk group. Hope Project team are experienced support workers keen to make a difference and save lives. To find out more or to make a referral and talk to a member of the Hope team please contact them directly as above.
The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response providing support to address the mental health and psychosocial aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak, alongside colleagues at Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care. Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current Coronavirus (Covid-19), can be scary and can affect our mental health. While it is important to stay informed, there are also many things we can do to support and manage our wellbeing during such times. The website includes some tips to help people look after their own and their family’s mental health.
Time to Pay (HMRC) –
HMRC has set up a dedicated COVID-19 helpline to help those in need regarding their tax liabilities, and they may be able to agree a bespoke Time to Pay arrangement. HMRC will also waive late payment penalties and interest where a business experiences administrative difficulty contacting HMRC or paying taxes due to COVID-19.
0800 0159 559
COVID-19 Government Business Continuity Support Package and Information –
Voluntary and community sector – Information from Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANs) VANs can help organisations to identify business grants and finance – as well as supporting with applications. If your organisation receives any funding from the Quartet Foundation, they recognise it may be necessary to adapt your funded activities in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Use this link to get in touch with them https://quartetcf.org.uk/about-us/contact/ NCVO provides details on how voluntary groups may respond to the current Coronavirus situation. https://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/information/coronavirus The Quartet Foundation also have grants for organisations which support community-based work that has a charitable purpose. More information available here https://quartetcf.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/