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Corona Virus (COVID-19) Information Page

The Bridge Emergency Response Team will be updating this page with useful information regarding the impact of the Corona Virus outbreak.

⚠️ Important ⚠️

If you think you are experiencing symptoms of Corona Virus it is recommended that you do not go to the GPs and fill out this online questionnaire

Social Distancing in Shops

Only one person per household should go shopping and only for necessities. Please don’t send/let your children go to the shop just for sweets or chocolate.

Shops and business are all operating a limited capacity. Please wait outside until you are allowed in.

Rationing may also be in place. Please observe limits.

Also, if you want a coffee from the machine, please wait in the till queue until it’s your turn, then get your coffee, It is not possible to get a coffee and keep 2 metres from the till.

Please, take social distancing seriously and be respectful to those working in shops.

Isolation Walks

Please stick to the public footpaths when out on your one walk a day. There are many footpaths around Bridge, which you can find on KCC’s Public Rights of Way web page

We need to respect the farmers and allow them to work unhindered, providing us food.

Official Guidelines

The UK government publishes their latest information here:

Full guidance on Social Distancing

And the NHS publishes health information on

Stagecoach buses special timetables

Canterbury City Council Volunteer Registration

What you can find on this page

  • Where to find the latest government guidelines
  • How to get help if you need it
  • How you can help
  • Special services from local businesses

Need assistance?

If you are in need of assistance, you can contact the Fish Scheme directly or via the button below.

Can you help?

There are many ways in which we can help each other during this time. Even if you don’t think you can, please read through this form and maybe there is something you can offer.

Do you know someone who might need help?

Not everyone is online and may not be able see this page, or chat on Facebook, or send emails. The Emergency Plan does contain a list of known vulnerable residents but if there is anyone you are worried about, please let the Emergency Coordinator know!

Are you currently providing care?

Many in the village are providing some form of care or assistance to others. It may be picking up a newspaper, doing some grocery shopping, driving someone somewhere. As the restrictions on public movement increase, the Emergency Response Team would like to understand how many such arrangements are taking place, so that alternate arrangements can be made should you be unable to continue to provide help.

Self-employment register

The Corona virus presents a challenging time for many self-employed residents. We would like to collect a register of self-employed residents to better understand how we may be able to support you.

Local businesses

Many local business are offering special services for those who are self-isolating. Grocery deliveries, take aways, etc.

If you own a local business that can help during this time, please sign up to the forum and post about yourself.