Travel and roads

Last updated 6.53pm Friday 27 March

What you need to do

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • Stay two metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms. There’s full guidance on staying at home and away from others, including the only reasons why you should leave your home, on the government website:

go to government guidance

Car parking

We’ve waived parking charges for NHS and social care staff, volunteers and key workers so they can park for free while they carry out their critical work. This applies to on-street pay and display areas and council-run car parks. They can also park without time limit in areas where it is free but usually time restricted.

Nine of our car parks are closed. This is to reduce the chance for people to visit areas that aren’t associated with the government’s acceptable reasons for travelling – you should only be using your car for essential journeys. The nine are:

  • Salthouse, Clevedon
  • Bus Terminus, Kewstoke/Sand Bay
  • Beach Road (opposite Commodore), Kewstoke/Sand Bay
  • Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare
  • Uphill Beach, Uphill
  • Knightstone Causeway, Weston-super-Mare (access will remain for residents)
  • Melrose, Weston-super-Mare
  • Worlebury Woods, Weston-super-Mare
  • Kilkenny Fields and cricket club car park Lake Grounds, Portishead

Read our news story to find out more.

Bus services

Most bus services in North Somerset are now operating emergency timetables and  some services have now been suspended. For more information about local bus, rail and coach services visit the travelwest website where you can search for your local bus service number to find out if this service is operating and at what frequency.

Please only travel if your journey is essential. If you have to travel by bus, follow this advice:

  • board the bus one at a time
  • remain two metres apart
  • pay via contactless or an app if you can
  • do not travel if you feel unwell
  • cough/sneeze into a tissue or the inside of your arm
  • wash your hands before & after travelling

To ensure the safety of drivers and passengers, we have now suspended the following council-supported services:

  • Bus Service 88 – Nailsea to Clevedon via Portishead
  • Bus Service A5 – Winford to Winscombe via Wrington
  • Community Bus L1 – Locking Parklands and Haywood Village
  • Community Bus B1 – Bleadon
  • Community Bus C1 – Worlebury
  • Community Bus C2 – South Road/Hillside

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