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LIVE BLOG: How is Coronavirus affecting Bath?

Hello and welcome to our daily live blog focusing on how Coronavirus is affecting Bath. We're here to bring you updates from local Bath businesses and to provide the community with all the necessary information needed to help us get through this difficult time. If you want to have your thoughts included then leave us a comment at the bottom of the blog.

3:18PM

Bath Carnival, which was scheduled for July, has been cancelled.

12:43PM

BANES have loaned free e-bikes to key workers to help them travel easily for essential journeys.

8:24PM


2:49PM

Bath Citizens Advice are open to receive calls from residents of BANES 0300 247 0050

5:48PM

Bath Foodbank have a new donation point at Harvest on Walcot Street. They are also requesting donations to target the help people now need.

5:46PM

BANES 3SG have gone live with a telephone helpline today. The Compassionate Community Telephone Hub operates Monday to Friday. 0300 247 0050

1:13PM

BANES librarians have set up a virtual library for all those already with BANES library online access. Happy reading!

1:02PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for the Coronavirus but with mild symptoms and is now self-isolating in Downing Street.

2:56PM

Bath Farmers Market is open this Saturday at Green Park Station. Social distancing will be in place with limited numbers being let in to the market at any one time.

2:50PM


2:50PM

#clapforourcarers gathers pace as Bath prepares to give NHS staff a round of applause at their front doors at 8pm tonight.

6:49PM

BANES have suspended all car parking charges enabling key workers to park without fear of charge or penalty.

3:47PM

The Abbey Hotel Bath is now closed. In a statement they vowed to 'see you soon, well be back better and stronger on the other side, once this has passed.'

3:30PM

Peasdown Party in the Park festival has been cancelled.

3:24PM

Homeless charity Julian House asks hotels and property owners to help them and consider offering spare rooms to homeless people who need to self isolate.

1:36PM

Coronavirus forces the closure of the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, saying on their Instagram post, 'it is not goodbye, it is see you soon'.

6:54PM

Major changes to the First Bus timetable have been made. The bus service provider are offering a hugely reduced service, including the Park and Ride. Please consult their website for details.

6:49PM

Boris Johnson delivered an address to the nation last night with more draconian rules on movement. Here's what you CAN leave your house for:

  • shopping for necessities as infrequently as possible
  • to exercise once a day, either alone or with members of your household
  • to aid vulnerable people and for any medical need
  • to travel to and from work where you cant work at home and only when necessary
6:44PM

Bath, Midsomer Norton and Keynsham One Stop Shop's remain open providing council information services.

6:19PM


2:02PM

Komedia are going online launching two new weekly items for our online content. Head to their website for more.

1:58PM

Bath BID say that all Bath Gift Cards will be honoured and to get in touch if you need to if the card is near to its expiry period.

1:56PM

All BANES recycling centres are now closed.

1:53PM

BANES Council has moved to reduced recycling and garden waste collection services. All garden waste collections are suspended for three wees and recycling collections are now limited. Refuse collections are, for now, normal.

8:46PM

PM Boris Johnson addresses the nation and the people of the UK will now only be allowed to leave home for limited purposes.

7:01PM

BANES formally declares the current situation a major incident in accordance with the 2004 Civil Contingencies Act.

6:20PM

BANES closes all children's play areas across the county alongside the city's libraries.

4:57PM

Solicitors Mogers Drewett are closing their offices temporarily today to 'protect clients and staff'. They continue to be contactable.

4:29PM

Milsom Place shops and restaurants are all now closed say the management.

3:47PM

Bath burger take away favourites Schwartz Bros. who have establishments on both Walcot and Sawclose are now closed.

3:30PM

BANES recycling centres advise that people should stay at home and only visit sites if necessary. Staff are now unable to helo unload cars.

3:27PM

Avebury and Stonehenge visitor centres are now closed.

3:19PM

Bath University students have donated their unused food to Bath foodbanks before heading home because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Gensis Trust, a charity that work with homeless and vulnerable people in Bath were the recipients of the perishable goods.

1:47PM

3SG continue to grow it's #compassionatecommunity connecting volunteers and those in need in our communities. To date over 1500 have signed up who are then mapped within wards (areas of Bath) who are then mapped to needs. Fantastci. Very well done. For more use www.3sg.org.uk

1:44PM

Better by BANES now have virtual classes available for free via their app. Use the code BETTERFREE to join.

1:38PM

Award-winning book sellers Toppings are now closed but vow to 'get books to you however we can'. They are offering a no contact collection and delivery service.

1:33PM

More Dorothy House news. The Hospice charity are closing all its shops and ask that you make a donation over the coming days to support the work they do, end of life care. www.dorothyhouse.org.uk

1:27PM

Ubiety, a revenue stream for Dorothy House, making beautiful body care and home fragrance products and are offering their websites to makers without social platforms. They say to get in touch via their instagram page @findubiety

12:54PM

Bath Yoga Studio has moved to offer yoga classes online with a three month unlimited rolling pass. See their social channels for more.

12:24PM

Picnic Café are offering a free slice of cake with your take out coffee TODAY whilst stocks last. They'd love to see you so give them some support if you need to be out and about in Bath.

12:21PM

The famous Packhorse pub, famed the world over, after the local fought to save it, are now offering food on takeaway service and the pub will also operate as a pub. See their website for updates.

12:19PM

All National Trust Parks are now closed alongside their cafes in order to 'keep staff and customers safe'. Originally the trust tried to keep parks open, and for free, but governmental and scientific pressures meant this now longer stands.

5:51PM

Boris Johnsons asks all restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, gyms, theatres to close tonight. Take away food is an exception.

4:45PM

Thermae Bath Spa closes from Saturday 21st March until further notice, 'taken in the interest of both staff and guests'. Their statement is here: https://www.thermaebathspa.com/

4:41PM

Shindig Festival announces a new provisional date in September of 24th -27th with current tickets being valid.

4:40PM

Bath Festivals announces that it can not go ahead with the event on the scheduled dates and that individual events will either be rescheduled or cancelled. Read their statement here: individual events will either be rescheduled or cancelled.

4:34PM

Toppings book shop reamins open for the time being offering a hand delivery service for customers.

4:27PM

The North Face store temporarily closes saying it recognises its responsibility to protect the health and wellbeing of employees and customers.

4:17PM

The Cosy Club has now reduced its opening hours to 11 til 9, open daily.

4:10PM

Pret has closed its shop today too with a notice in their window telling customers to 'look after each other'.

4:09PM

Hollister in Southgate has temporarily closed their store.

3:42PM

The Theatre Royal Bath share their last company meeting photo 'for a while' on their Instagram feed. They promise that there is work going on behinds the scenes to deliver entertainment as soon as possible. https://www.instagram.com/p/B99a_cel0Za/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

3:36PM

The Marlborough Tavern shuts its doors for the forseeable future saying godbye with a 'heavy heart'.

3:18PM

All Bath heritage sites are now closed, including The Roman Baths, the Fashion Museum, Victoria Art Gallery, the Pump Rooms and the Assembly Rooms until further notice. Read our full report here: https://www.totalguidetobath.com/lifestyle/temporary-closure-of-bath-heritage-sites/

3:13PM

Get Fit in Bath have a free home workout challenge designed to keep us all as fit as possible. Check their Facebook page for more.

2:56PM

Timbrell's Yard who announced their temporary closure yesterday, are donating all their perishable goods to Dorothy House.

2:50PM

Studio 37 Gym, ladies only gym in Shepton Mallet are closing their doors and moving online for the forseeable future. Check in to see their timetable dates.

2:38PM

The Hare & Hounds on Lansdown has also announced its temporary closure saying 'we are going in to hibernation until the world returns to something resembling normal'.

2:36PM

The Green Bird Café is temorarily closing their café on Margaret's Buildings on Saturday 21st March at 4pm they announced on Instagram with a handwritten note ending 'take care & hopefully see you soon'.

2:17PM

Bath Yoga Studio have quickly moved to live streaming their morning classes. Head to their instgram page for details on how to book on. Or find their website with a new live streaming tab. Prices have been re-structured to reflect their virtual nature and are at a lower price.

2:14PM

Local Gym Stanza Fitness launch a food bank collection supporting staff at the hospital as well as local residents needing toiletries and groceries. Find their gym on Trim Street, Bath.

2:08PM

The Forever Friends Appeal launch a new appeal 'Help Your Hospital heroes' hoping to raise funds to support the well being of its staff, provide vital equipment and care packages during the corona crisis. You can donate here: https://www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk/news/the-forever-friends-appeal-launches-help-your-hospital-heroes-appeal

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