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  1. Don't trick or treat, Bristolians warned

    Trick or treating is being discouraged in Bristol

    Bristolians are being “strongly advised” not to go trick or treating this Halloween to stop the spread of coronavirus.

    The advice from Bristol mayor Marvin Rees is supported by police who are warning anyone caught breaking the rule of six and other Tier 1 rules could be fined.

    It comes after Bristol City Council announced it was stepping up its fight against Covid-19 by introducing “targeted actions” to supplement Tier 1 restrictions, amounting to a self-imposed “Tier 1 plus” approach.

    This includes the introduction of Covid marshals to encourage people to follow the rules, part of an attempt to stop a rise in infections across the city which may lead to Bristol being put into Tier 2 - meaning no household mixing indoors.

    The city council has suggested a variety of alternatives to trick-or-treating, and has launched a competition for the best Halloween window display.

    Earlier this week a trail organised by local Halloween enthusiasts was launched.

    The council is also encouraging households to put signs on their windows or doors to make visitors aware they are not participating in trick or treating this year to help keep Bristol safe.

    Quote Message: “We all need to work together to reduce the spread of Covid-19, and prevent the city from having tighter restrictions like other areas of the country. “Therefore it is strongly advised that you celebrate Halloween at home remembering how the virus spreads from person to person, either through direct contact, or transmission on items.” from Marvin Rees Mayor of Bristol
    Marvin ReesMayor of Bristol
  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M32 Bristol northbound

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    M32 Bristol northbound severe disruption, from J2 for B4058 Stapleton Road to J1 for A4174.

    M32 Bristol - One lane closed on M32 northbound in City of Bristol from J2, B4058 (Eastville) to J1, A4174 (Hambrook), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time