Visit Nunney brings you the very latest information on our village’s response to the coronavirus: what’s closed, what’s cancelled and where to get help.
LAST UPDATED: Monday 6 April 20:45pm
Support in Nunney
In Nunney support is being organised for people who are self-isolating by staying at home due to coronavirus.
People who need help while they are self-isolating can phone 07515 890822 or email [email protected]
If you are able to volunteer to help, please email with:
Any special skills (Gardening, dog walking, car driving, etc.)
The organisers said: “Loneliness is going to be a killer so we will need people who want to establish long term friendships over the phone.”
“People who are stuck indoors themselves could do that so please say if chatting is your special skill.”
Nunney Community Association (NCA)
Nunney Community Association cancelled the Easter Sunday Bonnet Parade and Duck Race, scheduled for Sunday 12 April.
It also cancelled this year’s Nunney Street Fayre. All traders will be issued a full refund in the next few days.
The organisers said: “We look forward to a really successful fayre in 2021.”
If you have any queries, please contact the fayre team [email protected].
Nunney Area Car Scheme
Due to coronavirus, the Nunney Area Car Scheme has been suspended with immediate effect. All the drivers, because of their ages, are amongst the most vulnerable members of society.
The organisers told Visit Nunney that they very much regret this and will continue operations as soon as the all clear is announced. All similar car schemes in Somerset have taken action this on advice from the County Council and various other regulatory bodies.
Nunney Community Lunch
The next Nunney Community Lunch, in April, has also been cancelled. The organisers said: “The team here at Nunney Community Lunch have decided to cancel April’s Community Lunch due to the coronavirus.”
“We hope to resume the lunches as soon as it is safe for everyone to get together once again.”
Nunney & District Flower Show Committee
The Nunney & District Flower Show Committee said: “Sadly, following government guidelines and the advice of health officials, we will be cancelling all of our upcoming events.”
Nunney Open Gardens was scheduled for early June. “We will keep an eye on official advice to see if we can carry on with this event.”
The Seedling Swap and Easter Bonnet Workshop in April have to be cancelled.
Nunney Village Hall
Nunney Village Hall has cancelled Zumba Gold and other classes until further notice.
The Post Office service is still open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. One customer is allowed inside at any one time.
Children’s playground and gym equipment
The children’s area and gym equipment is now closed and not to be used. Notices will be going up, please do not be tempted to remove the notice and use the equipment.
Nunney Pre-School and Nunney First School
The Government has announced that schools will be closed from Friday 20 March, except for children of “key workers”. It has published an explanation of what that means.
GCSEs and A-Levels in England and Wales have been cancelled. The Government has said that it will explain how grades will be awarded this Friday, 20 March.
The Nunney Pre-School Baby & Toddler Group has suspended all events.
Bingo nights have also been cancelled until further notice.
Church services are cancelled for the foreseeable future, but the church is open every day as always for quiet space and prayer.
You can add a prayer to the tree, and the churchwardens have put out prayers and readings which might be helpful.
The SPAR shops in the Market Place and at Nunney Catch are open as usual.
The SPAR in the Market Place will be closed on good Friday and Easter Monday, but papers can be ordered in advance and collected on these days. The shop is open normal hours on Saturday, 8am to 7pm.
The George Inn
Hotel, pub and restaurant now closed until further notice.
Moat & Turret
Now closed until further notice.
Nunney Catch Cafe
The transport cafe at Nunney Catch is still open for takeaways only until they are told they can’t be. No one is allowed in.
The owners said: “We are taking extra precautions. We can do all are meals, sandwiches and baguettes as take away for everyone.”
“The number to ring to pre order your take way is 01373 836331 and we will give you a time to collect. Cash or contactless payments only. We hope everyone stays safe and be careful.”
Greggs has announced that all its branches will close on 24 March.
Mendip District Council
The Mendip District Council offices and contact points are now closed. You can access many of the Council’s services online at mendip.gov.uk.
A single phone number is now available for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support from their councils.
The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline number, 0300 790 6275, is now live and will make it easier for people access any local authority help they may need, including emotional support, in the current crisis.
It links together the district and county council contact centres and will be operating seven days a week, 8am to 6pm, making it the one number you need to remember for Coronavirus-related enquiries.
Somerset Waste Partnership has said that waste collections will take place as usual for the time being, except garden waste.
Personal waste should be stored securely in disposable rubbish bags. These should then be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste within your home.
This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual rubbish outside your house, which will be collected as part of the usual fortnightly collections.
Recycling centres are closed until further notice.
There are currently 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Somerset, out of a local population of 559,399. Wiltshire has 28 confirmed cases, out of a local population of 498,064.
The Government has announced that:
- shops selling “non-essential goods” including clothes and electronics stores will be closed immediately
- libraries, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and places of worship will also close
- gatherings of more than 2 people (excluding people who live together) will be banned
- there will be no weddings or baptisms but funerals will be allowed
- parks will remain open but people are only to go out to exercise once a day
People are also being told not to meet friends or family members who do not live with them.
You are only allowed to leave their homes in future for specific and limited purposes:
- shopping for “basic necessities”, as infrequently as possible. You should use delivery services, where you can
- medical reasons, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling to and from work, but only if it is “absolutely necessary”
The measures will last for 3 weeks from 23 March before being reviewed.
If you think you may have coronavirus
- Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
- Stay at home for 14 days if you or someone you live with has a new, continuous cough or a high temperature
- If sympoms persist or worsen, use the 111 coronavirus service online at 111.nhs.uk.
- A medical professional will give you advice on what to do next.
- This may include you being tested for the virus.