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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus updates 


With the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens will be providing regular updates regarding the work the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and Avon and Somerset Police are undertaking to keep local people safe. 



Read the latest PCC updates:



  • "News that the Prime Minister is in intensive care at St Thomas’ Hospital has shocked us all. It is a stark reminder that coronavirus does not discriminate." Read the PCC's blog in full here. 
  • "I cannot emphasise enough just how vitally important it will be this week, that we continue to stick to staing at home unless we are leavin for essential shopping, medical care or one bit of exercise a day." Read the PCC's full blog here. 
  • Reflecting on the compassionate and thoughtful stories the PCC has heard this week. Read here. 
  • "In response to the numerous reports received to 101 and social media, Avon and Somerset Police have set up a specific covid online form for local people to report past incidents where there is a concern there has been a breach in the coronavirus regulations." Read the full statement here. 




  • "I would sincerely like to thank our faith communities from the bottom of my heart and look forward to seeing how they continue to support local people over the next few weeks". Read the full statement here.

  • "Reflecting on the past week, I have been amazed by the courage shown by the brave frontline officers and staff, the NHS heroes and the outstanding key workers." Read the full statement here. 
  • "Let’s not forget that these courageous professionals and key workers are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunties, uncles and someone’s child. We all have a responsibility to be compassionate, help them do their jobs and reduce unnecessary pressures on them." Read the full statement here. 
  • Read the joint statement from the PCC and Chief Constable . 
  • "Last night the Prime Minister announced much tougher restrictions on people to stop the spread of Covid19 in the UK and lessen the impact on the NHS and the vulnerable people in our communities." Read the full statement here. 

  • "It is at times like these that we must not be complacent. While frontline health staff are looking after sick people, seeing an increase in deaths and experts across the globe continue to work hard to find treatment solutions, we must do everything we can to slow the spread and reduce its impact." Read the full statement here. 
  • "I want to reassure you that my office and Avon and Somerset Police are doing everything we can to work with partners in health agencies and local authorities to keep you safe." Read the full statement here. 
  • "I would like to reassure people that I will of course stay on as Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset until elections are held." Read the PCC's full statement regarding PCC elections. 


Facebook Lives



  • The PCC and Chief Constable put your questions about policing and covid-19. Topics included allotments, non-essential travel and reporting breaches of restrictions on the new covid-19 report form. Watch the full video here. 




  • The PCC put your questions about policing and covid-19 to the Chief Constable Live on Facebook. Topics included police assaults, fraud, allotments and demand. Watch the full video here.
  • The PCC and Chief Constable hosted their second Facebook Live to discuss covid-19 and policing. Topics included driving to beauty spots, domestic abuse, enquiry offices and PPE for officers. Watch the full video here.
  • The PCC put questions about covid-19 and policing from local people to Chief Constable Andy Marsh live on Facebook. Topics included non-essential travel, car garages and homelessness. Watch the full video here. 


Read the latest Avon and Somerset Police updates:



  • Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum receives emergency supplies of much needed PPE earmarked for adult social care. Read the full statement here. 




  • Vast majority of public complying with coronavirus rules. Read the full statement here. 
  • The majority of police enquiry offices across the force area have been closed in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Read the full statement here. 

  • Beware fraud and scams during Covid-19 pandemic. Stay at home - stay safe online. Read the advice here. 
  • Chief Constable Andy Marsh "I want to reassure each and every one of you that we are still here for you. We'll continue to respond to emergencies and hig priority incidents 24-hours a day, seven days a week and we're still patrolling our communities, arresting offenders,  and detecting and solving crime." Read the Chief Constable's full statement here.
  • A major incident has been declared by the Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum (LRF) to help with the multi-agency response to COVID-19. Read the full statement about the declaration from the LRF chair, ACC Nikki Watson. 
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  • Keeping communities safe
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Government advice

Read the latest advice and information from the Government. 

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