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Bus Service Changes  –

Many bus companies across Suffolk have cancelled some services or are operating reduced timetables. The information on this page will be updated as and when updates are received.

Concessionary Bus Passes

From Monday 6 July concessionary bus passes in Suffolk will only be valid Monday to Fridays (09.30am to 11.00pm), and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.  Also, all passengers are now required to wear a face covering on public transport.

Walking and Cycling improvements in Suffolk

Find out what safe spaces have been created for you to walk or cycle in Suffolk – as part of plans to move out of COVID-19 lockdown.

Suspension of Car Parking Charges to end – 25th May

Message from East Suffolk Council:

Having taken advice from the British Parking Association about measures to support social distancing, we are bringing our suspension of car park charging to an end from Monday 25th May.

Prolonged ‘free’ parking can create additional traffic in popular, tourism areas which can impact on social distancing. Signs will also be installed to remind people of their health and safety responsibilities when they are using our facilities.

Bank Holiday Health Advice

GP practices in East Suffolk will be closed on bank holiday Monday May 25 – but help is available

  • Please check you’ll have enough repeat prescription medicine to last over the holiday weekend
  • If you have any concerns about coronavirus you should firstly visit the NHS 111 Online symptom checker for help and advice. It’s very important you do not go to your hospital’s emergency department or the local pharmacy as you could potentially be spreading the virus
  • If you are feeling unwell with a non-coronavirus related concern then please speak to your local pharmacy or call NHS 111 or visit NHS  111 Online
  • Some pharmacies will be open on the day
  • First Response 24/7 mental health advice and support is available. If you are experiencing something that makes you feel unsafe, distressed or worried about your mental health call the helpline on 0808 196 3494
  • Online counselling and emotional wellbeing support for young people aged 11 – 25 years is available from Kooth and the Wellbeing Suffolk service offers a range of wellbeing support

Further information can be found at the NHS website

Foster Carers Needed

The COVID-19 outbreak has affected almost every aspects of our daily lives and whilst we are all in lockdown or self-isolation, there are still thousands of vulnerable young people coming into care, in need of a safe and nurturing home. Nexus Fostering desperately need to recruit more foster carers, even amid the coronavirus outbreak.

More information can be found on the website or call 0800 389 0143.