Step 4 of the roadmap delayed for four weeks

Yesterday (15 June), the Prime Minister announced that there will be a four-week pause at Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown. This means that Step 3 restrictions remain in place, as they have done since 17 May, and you should continue to follow the guidance on what you can and cannot do. It… read more

On our guard for COVID-19 variants

This is exactly the time that across Swindon we need to be on our guard with the further easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions this week. As people mix and resume those activities now permitted by the rules, the risk of infection increases. Remember coronavirus restrictions still remain in place across the country, including for everyone… read more

A new COVID vaccine bus is touring Swindon

As of today (23 April) the COVID-19 case rate in Swindon has increased to 30 per 100,000 compared to the England average of 24 per 100,000. Swindon’s first mobile vaccination clinic – a specially adapted bus – took to the road this week. This will be an invaluable tool that will allow us to target… read more

Twice-weekly testing is now available to everyone

Anyone in England who is not displaying COVID-19 symptoms can now access free, regular, testing. One in three people who have COVID-19 do not display any symptoms and could be spreading the virus without knowing it. Regular testing will be an essential part of the easing of restrictions and will help to identify new cases… read more

Town centre preparations ahead of lockdown relaxations

Ahead of the lockdown relaxations coming into place next Monday, 12 April (non-essential retail/public buildings/personal care premises/outdoor hospitality/indoor leisure facilities being able to reopen), the Council is preparing the town centre for the increase in visitors and users to keep everyone safe. This includes: The cleaning team operating enhanced cleaning of street furniture (waste bins,… read more

NHS message for parish councils

The CCG is aware that many residents in Swindon who are currently eligible for a coronavirus vaccine have received an invitation to book an appointment at a large vaccination site in either Salisbury, Bath or Oxford. We know that, for some people, travelling is not an issue, but many will find it difficult. We’d be… read more