As more and more Coronavirus restrictions are slowly lifted, residents of North Somerset can get out and do more.
Check out the Nailsea Support Group for local updates, recommendations and support from trusted volunteers.
Here is a breakdown of some of the things you can now do in and around Nailsea.
Be sure to follow government advice on distancing and personal safety measures when undertaking any activities or leaving the house. Find out the official government advice here.
From Monday 15th June face coverings are mandatory on public transport as well as in certain indoor spaces. Tyntesfield Medical Group, for example, require all patients attending surgeries to wear a face covering.
Groups of up to six people from different households can meet up outdoors, in private gardens or parks, as long as households maintain two-metre distancing.
Additionally, adults who live alone or single parents with children under 18 living at home can join one other household to create a support bubble. Those within the bubble act as one household, able to enter the home, stay over, and travel together.
Schools within Nailsea and the surrounding area have opened up to more students in reception, year 1 and Year 6. Attendance is optional and schools have been working hard to maintain safety. Be sure to read school updates before making decisions.
Following recent government announcements, there are more leisure activities available for local residents.
Aside from being able to travel to locations and exercise, more sport activities are possible such as tennis.
Golf is allowed, including with others outside of your household, provided distance is kept. Local driving ranges and courses are open to the public for sport. Football is similarly allowed in groups of six or less with no contact. Nailsea local teams have been hosting small group training seasons with appropriate measures taken.
Nailsea Bowls Club is looking to reopen the bowls rink from 1st July, however this decision will be taken with great caution and is not yet confirmed.
Nearby Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is reopening to visitors on 23rd June. Find out more about the reopening on their website, alongside FAQs concerning safety measures they are taking.
The Wild Place Project is open from 19th June for visitors.
Nailsea library, along with other North Somerset libraries, is running a click and collect service for books from 22nd June. Order books by phone or email and collect at given time from outside the library.
Pubs and restaurants are still partially closed; however, many local eateries have continually provided hot meal takeaways through the duration of lockdown. Check websites for menus and delivery options.
Hot drinks and food are available for takeaway at multiple establishments in Nailsea including Parsons, Greens and Cafe 119.
If you fancy some fresh ice cream, Marshfield Farm Ice Cream are doing home delivery for BS48 postcodes! Check out their website here.
From 15th June, non-essential shops have been allowed to open, provided social distancing and protective measures for staff and customers are possible. Some of the Nailsea shops now reopening are:
St Peter’s Hospice
The charity shop will be taking donations again from 23rd June. As they are currently holding donations for 72 hours to ensure safety, their ability to process donations is limited.
65 High Street
Although operational throughout lockdown, 65 High Street has many games, books, puzzles and more available to local residents for pick up. It is also the hub for the Nailsea Support Group.
The Card Factory
Reopening 23rd June.
Open from 19th June.
Occasions Cards and Gifts
Open from 15th June.
Open from 20th June.
Open for urgent or essential care. Limited number of customers allowed in store at one time. Staff in full PPE to ensure safety.
Future Developments in Nailsea
It is likely that within the next month hospitably services will be allowed to reopen. Currently the predicted reopening date is 4th July, however this is yet to be confirmed.
The government is expected to announce any possible changes to the two-metre distancing distance to make a hospitality reopening more viable. Look out for official announcements as well as local business statements in the coming weeks.
Reopening requires preparation and may be more or less possible in different establishments, therefore dates for reopening may vary from place to place. Many hairdressers in Nailsea are preparing for reopening in the beginning of July, taking appointments and scheduling work, provided the government confirm hospitality reopening.
Pubs and restaurants in Nailsea are also preparing for potential reopening, however, most continue to provide takeaway food services in the meantime.
*All information correct at time of writing (22nd June 2020)*