Chocolate Quarter closes to public and school exams cancelled

St Monica Trust today said it has taken the decision to reduce public and non-essential access to The Chocolate Quarter in Keynsham to protect customers, residents and staff.


The steps being taken are:

  • B Block restaurant will close completely.
  • Somer Dining will be open from 8.30am – 3.30pm every day for residents only.
  • The Chocolate Quarter Spa and Gym will close to public members.
  • Art & Pottery will close to public sessions
  • Tiger Lily and Figo / Figo Man will close to the public.

A spokesperson said: “At this time the St Monica Trust are not restricting relatives visiting their loved ones living in The Chocolate Quarter’s apartments. However, as a precautionary measure the Trust will be restricting all non-essential visits to Charterhouse care home, including those by relatives of the residents who reside in Charterhouse.”

Schools are closing from today until further notice in response to the coronavirus pandemic. However, there will be provision for children of keyworkers and vulnerable children. This academic year’s exams will not now go ahead.

Oldfield School said one of its students has confirmed symptoms of COVID-19. It closed earlier yesterday and made arrangements for a deep clean of the school.

Public toilets in South Glos are closed from today until further notice.

And last night Grimsbury Community Farm in Kingswood announced that it is closed until further notice.

Churches are also suspending acts of worship. Keynsham Parish said in a statement:” We are going to change the way we do things. We will he praying as individuals and offering resources online and caring in ways that allow social distancing and doing things differently.”