South Gloucestershire Council are reassuring residents they will be continuing to support residents whilst maintaining frontline services as coronavirus grips the community.

The council will endeavour to keep services open and available during this uncertain time. .

A spokesperson for South Gloucestershire Council said:

“We have robust business continuity plans in place and our priority is maintaining business as usual for as long as possible, but recognising resources will need to be moved as time progresses to enable our highest priority services to be maintained.

“We are continuing to deliver services in line with guidance from Central Government, Public Health England and NHS, and as this guidance changes we will continue to adapt. As you would expect, as the situation changes, we will take decisions in respect of specific services, staff and council buildings, based on the local and national position and after assessing the different levels of risk. Changes are likely to include closing certain buildings and putting additional protective measures in place for staff and residents through to temporarily stopping the provision of certain non-essential council service".

“Our call centres and OneStopShops remain open, although we ask residents to contact us either by the telephone 01454 868009, or online to request support; only visiting Council buildings if absolutely necessary.

“In line with guidance regarding non-essential travel, we are asking staff to work from home where possible.

“Following advice regarding social distancing, our libraries will close from this Friday, however we are looking to deploy an outreach library service to ensure those who need access to library services are still able to. In line with the Government’s announcement, schools will also be closing from Friday.

“Please check our website for the latest update on services, which could change on a daily basis.