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COVID-19 Guidelines / Advice and Information

During this difficult time, if you have any queries or are looking for information or advice, please visit official sources such as the Government or NHS websites:

The Government:

The NHS:

The Government: How to Help Safety Guidance (click here).

South Gloucestershire: Charities Open For Free Advice

Social Distancing – if you are looking for guidance and advice on social distancing, please visit this page on the Government’s website.

Households with Possible Infections

If you are looking for guidance and advice on what to do if you believe your household may be infected with COVID-19, please visit the Government’s website here.

Yate Town Council Coronavirus Battle Fund

Yate Town Council has decided to divert its usual grant round and make it the 2020/2021 funds available with immediate effect to local organisations to support the Yate community in the battle against the coronavirus and help the residents of Yate.

If your organisation is assisting the local population in this time of crisis and needs financial support, please read the guidelines and complete and submit an application form to and your application will be dealt with as soon as possible.

Please click here to download guidelines.

Please click here to download application form.

Yate Town Council COVID-19 Risk Assessments and Guidance

Click here to view our page regarding COVID-19 risk assessments and guidance for Yate Town Council. 

Yate Town Council Information and Guidance

Please see below information and guidance from Yate Town Council in regards to COVID-19

Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on 23rd March 2020 (and subsequent guidance), Yate Town Council has made the following decisions:

Yate Town Council is now operating with the majority of staff working from home, our intention is to provide the best service possible in these exceptional circumstances.

Offices, Buildings and Facilities

Please use the below contact details to contact the Town Council:

Events & Meetings

For updates on upcoming events, please keep an eye on our social media channels where we will bring you our most up to date news.

Yate Town Council meetings are being held digitally and links to these meetings are posted with the agenda 1 week before the meeting takes place.

Parks and Play Areas

Although the Town Council will carry out routine maintenance, we cannot guarantee cleanliness of equipment in regards to COVID-19 transmissions so use of equipment is at the users own risk. We strongly encourage you to bring and use hand sanitiser and on returning home, to wash your hands.

We hope you enjoy using our sites but please remember to be considerate to other site users and members of YTC staff.

Witches Hat Play Area

Witches Hat Play Area is open from 7.00am to 9.30pm from 1st April to 31st October.

Tyndale Park

Tyndale Park is open from 6.00am to 10.00pm from 1st April to 31st October.

Kingsgate Park

The park opening/closing times will be: 6.00am – 10.00pm but the toilets and water feature will remain closed to the public.

Brinsham Lake – Fishing

Angling is now permitted with social distancing and other guidelines in place.

Notices will be displayed around the lake in respect of the guidelines.

Guidelines for fishing the lake:

  • Keep 2m apart and only visit with members of your household or where this is not possible, 1m at least;
  • Do not visit if this area is busy;
  • Do not visit a park if you have any symptoms – fever, cough, shortness of breath. (See NHS guidelines if this applies to you);
  • No keepnets or competition fishing;
  • No sharing of fishing positions/pegs;
  • No sharing of fishing tackle or other items;
  • No night-fishing.

Kickabout Areas

Kickabout areas at Halifax Road, Lye Field, Millside and Yate West Kickabout* are open with social distancing guidelines in place.

*The Yate West Kickabout area, near Tyndale Primary school, will be open every week day from approx. 3.30pm (closed daily at 8am) and will be open all weekend.

Sunnyside Tennis Courts

If you wish to book the tennis courts, bookings and payments need to be made on weekdays by emailing: 24 hours prior to games being played.

Yate Bowls Green

The bowling green is currently closed. Our usual terms are that it can be hired by non members at a charge of £4.10 per person for 2 hours.

The green is available Monday to Friday for casual hire.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

10.00am to 9.00pm

(last booking to commence by 7.00pm)

Tuesday and Friday

12.00noon to 9.00pm

(last booking to commence by 7.00pm)

Bookings and payments need to be made on weekdays by emailing: 24 hours prior to games being played.

Payment to Suppliers

Due to our staff being on a phased return, please send any invoices from your company / organisation via:

Within your email, please include an email address, if different, for further correspondence to be sent to along with the process required.

The Council will endeavour to make payments of authorised invoices within 14 days.

The Armadillo Youth Cafe and Venue

The Armadillo Youth Cafe & Venue is open.

If you have any questions regarding this venue, please contact the team via email:

The Pop Inn Cafe

We have re-opened the Pop Inn Café from 17th May 2021. Open weekly on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00am- 2:30pm.

Yate Heritage Centre

Yate Heritage Centre has fully re-opened for drop in visits. Current opening hours are Tuesday to Thursday 10.30am to 4.30pm or Saturday 10.30am to 1.30pm

The team have created digital exhibitions and an entire KIDS ZONE crammed with fun family activities on social media for you to enjoy.

Yate Heritage Centre – Kids Zone Facebook Page

Here at Yate Heritage Centre, we want to do our part to support children and young people, parents, carers and teachers through the periods of school closures by bringing you high-quality educational materials to use at home or in the classroom.

We will focus on history but will sometimes include other bits and bobs that we hope might be useful.

Please note, we will do our very best to make sure that all materials shared are suitable for children, but when using the internet, it is really important that parents, carers and teachers check material out first to make sure it is appropriate.

A note on home-schooling: at this time, we know that lots of parents and carers are feeling overwhelmed with the prospect of teaching in such altered circumstances. Many will also be balancing working from home, caring for other children and many other responsibilities. The materials we share are designed to support you, not overwhelm you. Nobody expects parents to become star teachers overnight. Any education work you do with your children is something to be proud of.

Facebook Page:

Detached Youth Work

From 6 July, youth teams from the Armadillo, Brimsham Youth Wing, St Nix Abbotswood and the Urbie will be out in the community. If you don’t see them out and about they still have plenty of great things happening online; head over to Yate Youth or Yate Armadillo to contact the teams and see what they’ve been up to.

Green Community Travel

Green Community Travel have updated their passenger leaflet to give information on ways they are adhering to social distancing guidlines.

Please click here for passenger leaflet.

How Can You Help?

Yate and Sodbury COVID-19 Help & Support Facebook Group

Yate Town Council is working hard with this wonderful group, neighbourhood watch schemes and local churched to bring a co-ordinated response towards helping our local vulnerable and isolated residents.

Facebook Page:
Guide to Support Group & Information: please click here to download

This includes useful links and information on places where you can receive help and support

MyYate Community Support

MyYate has dedicated pages of their website to provide information and support during this difficult time.

Home Delivery – Food:
Home Delivery – Other:

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