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The following services are experiencing service disruption.

These messages also appear on relevant pages about individual services.

Last updated: 20 hours ago

Lifting of Plan B measures

The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted. This means:

  • Workers are no longer asked to work from home if they can. Employers should talk to their workers to agree arrangements to return to the workplace.
  • From 27 January, there is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. People are still advised to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where they may come into contact with people they do not normally meet.
  • From 27 January, venues and events are no longer required by law to check visitors’ NHS COVID Pass. They can still choose to use the NHS COVID Pass on a voluntary basis.

You can find out more about these changes and what they mean for your business, on the GOV.UK website.

Last updated: 20 hours ago

Plan B in response to the Omicron variant

The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted. This means: 

  • The government is no longer asking people to work from home if they can. People should now talk to their employers to agree arrangements to return to the office.
  • From 20 January: Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in secondary school and college classrooms.
  • From 27 January: Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in communal areas of secondary schools, nor for staff in communal areas of primaries.
  • From 27 January: There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.
  • From 27 January: Venues and events will no longer be required by law to check visitors’ NHS COVID Pass. The NHS COVID Pass can still be used on a voluntary basis.
Last updated: 21 hours ago

Planning application documents: Essential maintenance

Planning application documents will not be available to view on the website on Wednesday 2 February and Thursday 3 February.

We have made every effort to minimise downtime and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Last updated: 2 weeks ago

LPPU examination

We have submitted our Local Plan Partial Update for examination. Find out more about our submission and what happens next on our dedicated web pages.

Last updated: 2 weeks ago

Christmas tree collections

If you need to dispose of your Christmas tree, please arrange a Christmas tree collection before 10 February 2022.

Arrange a Christmas tree collection

Last updated: 2 weeks ago

Waste disruptions

We are experiencing some issues with our waste collections.

If we haven't collected your recycling as expected, please put your boxes out on your next scheduled day and we will do our best to resume collections as normal next week. Thank you for your patience.

Please visit our waste disruptions page for more information.

Last updated: 3 weeks ago

Proposed school term dates for 2023 to 2024

Please see our consultation for the proposed school term dates for 2023 to 2024.

The consultation details proposed school term dates. It also gives you the opportunity to have your say by responding to the consultation.

Last updated: 3 weeks ago

Haycombe cemetery

Haycombe Cemetery is open to visitors from 8am to 6pm every day of the year. Attendance at funerals, interments, or scatterings is limited to:

  • 75 in the Crematorium Chapel
  • 140 in the Top (Burial) Chapel
  • Unlimited at graveside services for burial
  • 30 at scatterings or interments of cremated remains

Meetings will be by appointment only, and we ask that no more than 2 family members to attend an office-based meeting. You will need to ring the bell and be let in. Hand sanitiser will be available, and we would encourage you to use it.

If you require assistance please contact us by emailing cemeteries_crematorium@bathnes.gov.uk or by calling 01225 39 60 20.

Face coverings

Face coverings will be mandatory in our indoor spaces from Friday 10 December 2021 due to Plan B, the government’s response to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Ministers, Celebrants, family members or any person conducting or delivering part of the service, may remove their face covering while speaking.  You must wear a face covering when moving into or out of the chapels, but you may remove it at the lectern.

All funeral staff and mourners must wear a face covering for the duration of the service if it is held indoors. If you are medically exempt or providing communication to lip readers, you are exempt from wearing a face covering during the service. Children under the age of 11 also do not need to wear a face covering.

Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance Room is open. There is a maximum capacity of two people in the room at any time. You can still view the Book of Remembrance online.

Last updated: 1 month ago

Latest guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)

The NHS is working on plans to offer a second dose to all children aged 12 to 15 years old who are not already eligible.

Please note that this is not yet available. Full details on groups currently eligible for a booster dose can be found below.

We'll update this page once the service is updated. Please wait to be contacted by the NHS.

Last updated: 1 month ago

Bath CAZ financial support service update

Update: Wednesday 8 December 2021

The financial assistance scheme is now closed to new applicants.

The closure of the scheme does not affect you if:

  • your eligibility for the scheme is currently being assessed (for example, you have an appointment for the fitting of a telematics device)
  • you have a letter from the council that confirms your eligibility to apply for support (where the offer on the letter confirms eligibility has not expired)
  • you are already in the process of applying for finance or grants with one of our providers (where the offer on the letter confirms eligibility has not expired)

If you have any questions, please email CAZ_info@bathnes.gov.uk

If you regularly drive in Bristol, please consider applying to Bristol’s financial support scheme for their CAZ which launches next year.

Last updated: 3 months ago

This is not the most current version of this document

This document was consulted on in April 2021

An updated version of this document is currently under consultation

Last updated: 3 months ago

This consultation is now closed

We will publish a report on the consultation results, and your feedback will help us to decide our next steps with this policy

View the Timeline page in this consultation material, for more detail on how we expect this project to progress