Rapid increase in COVID-19 admissions at Great Western Hospital

Both in Swindon and across the country, the pandemic has created backlogs of patients waiting for routine operations and treatment. The Government has said it expects waiting lists to get worse before they get better as people come forward for help. Relieving the burden of COVID-19, adding to existing pressures on hospital bed capacity and… read more

Covid Lateral Flow Tests

The Parish Council has agreed to be a local collection point for Covid lateral flow test kits. You will be able to collect these kits from the Old Chapel on Butts Road during the following times: Monday 9th August 12-2pm Monday 16th August 12-2pm Wednesday 18th August 12-2pm Monday 23rd Aug 12-2pm Wednesday 25th Aug… read more

The pandemic is not over

The NHS is operating a walk-in vaccination clinic at the STEAM Museum in Swindon tomorrow (Saturday, 17 July) between 9am – 2pm. It operates on a first come, first served basis, administering first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. On Sunday (18 July), the vaccine bus will be at the County Ground in Swindon… read more

Step 4 of the Roadmap to go ahead on Monday 19 July

Yesterday (12 July), the Prime Minister announced that Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown will go ahead from next Monday (19 July). At Step 4, the Government will remove the final restrictions on social contact and life events, and open the remaining closed businesses and venues. These changes include: Removing restrictions on how… read more

Covid Bus timetable

From SBC: To note, as the bus can only carry AstraZenica vaccine, it can only vaccinate those aged over 40 but will be doing first and second doses. We are now focusing on weekend dates to drive uptake. Anyone that presents at the bus who is under 40 will be supported to book their vaccine… read more

100,000 residents fully vaccinated

On Monday (21 June), there were a small number of changes made to the current restrictions around weddings, commemorative services, pilot events, care home visits and domestic residential visits for children. All other step 3 restrictions remain in place until 19 July, make sure you know what you can and cannot do. Everyone over the… read more

Covid Vaccine Passport Scam

We have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports” Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment… read more