COVID-19 vaccination: autumn programme resources

Last week (5 September), the UK Health and Security Agency published an information leaflet and sticker for the COVID-19 autumn vaccination programme. The leaflet has been translated into a number of languages and are available to download. A dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered this autumn to: people aged 65 years and over… read more

Special sculpture unveiled to celebrate community’s COVID-19 response

The amazing work of NHS staff, key workers and the selfless way volunteers came together during the coronavirus pandemic have been recognised at one of Swindon’s most popular country parks. The day after the third anniversary of the nation’s first COVID-19 lockdown, a special sculpture was unveiled to celebrate how Swindon rallied round to protect… read more

Covid-19 pop-up vaccine clinic

Covid-19 pop-up vaccine clinics: Wednesday 4th May 9:30am to 12:30pm The Patriot’s Arms 6 New Road, Chisledon, Swindon, SN4 0LU Wednesday 4th May 9:30am to 12:30pm Ellendune Community Centre Barrett Way, Wroughton, Swindon, SN4 9LW Open to anyone aged 13 and over. First, second and booster doses available. Spring booster available for those over 75… read more

COVID-19 guidance and news

Changes to COVID-19 testing Last month, the Prime Minister announced a plan for us to begin to safely live with and manage COVID-19. In line with this plan, by the end of this month routine asymptomatic (lateral flow testing) and symptomatic testing (PCR testing) will no longer be available for free for the general population…. read more

Changes to COVID-19 guidance

Yesterday (21 Feb), the Prime Minister announced a plan to safely live with and manage COVID-19. This plan includes four main pillars: Removing domestic restrictions, while encouraging safer behaviours through public health advice Protecting the vulnerable through pharmaceutical interventions and testing, in line with other viruses Maintaining resilience against future variants, including through ongoing surveillance,… read more

Grab A Cab Information (Free Taxi to Vaccination Centres)

Vaccination is our best defence against COVID-19, reducing the risk of being hospitalised or becoming seriously ill from the virus. We want to make sure that all residents eligible for a vaccine in Swindon are able to attend a vaccine appointment, to give them the best protection against the virus. That’s why Swindon residents who… read more

14 January Swindon Borough Council E-Newsletter

It’s fantastic to see that more than 85 per cent of adults across Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset have received their COVID-19 booster vaccination so far. A huge thank you must go to all those who continue to support the vaccination programme, including our brilliant team of volunteers in Swindon, who selflessly give… read more

Residents encouraged to get COVID booster jabs when asked

From Friday 24 September invitations for COVID-19 booster vaccines have been sent out by the NHS across Swindon to all those currently eligible for a third dose. This is priority groups 1-9 who received the vaccination in Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, including people over 50, health and social care workers, care home… read more

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