As you’ll know from the national and local news, we are seeing an increase in coronavirus cases across England, the UK, Europe and other parts of the world. At the end of September, the Government introduced three local COVID alert levels in England which set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what… read more
This weekend will see the first patrol from Swindon’s Covid safety marshals. Using funding from Central Government, Swindon Borough Council is working with Wiltshire Police to keep people safe during busy periods of the evening in areas such as the Town Centre and Old Town. The Council’s Covid safety marshals will work alongside Police Community… read more
Earlier this week the Government introduced a three tiered system of local ‘COVID Alert Levels’ in England. Every area of England now falls into three categories – medium, high or very high, depending on the local rate of infection. As Swindon’s infection rate currently remains significantly below the average in England, it falls under the… read more
It’s up to all of us to know what we must do to keep ourselves and others safe in the weeks and months ahead. The medical advice is clear: you must self-isolate if you have coronavirus symptoms or live in the same household as somebody who does. The main symptoms of coronavirus are: High temperature… read more
Citizens Advice Swindon are able to offer advice if you are asked to self isolate but unable to work from home.
Update from Steve Maddern, Director of Public Health Earlier this week, the Prime Minister announced new England-wide measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus as we head towards winter. It can be a challenge to keep up with the changes, but please read these frequently asked questions to make sure you’re up to date… read more
The government has today announced further national measures to address rising cases of coronavirus in England.To read the changes view the government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-what-has-changed-22-september
A third coronavirus testing centre has opened in Swindon to boost testing capacity in the town. The Local Testing Site (LTS) opened at Broadgreen Community Centre today (15 Sep) following a request to the Department for Health and Social Care from Swindon Borough Council’s Public Health team. It comes after the Council requested consistent access… read more
Please visit the Ridgeway National Trail newsletter to discover the events taking place on the trail, including an events calender, and the steps that have been taken to make these events Covid- secure.
For information about how Covid-19 pandemic may have impacted on our mental health and some positive actions we can make to reduce the impact, please visit: www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/coronavirus/coronavirus-mental-health-infographic. There is also advice on how we can look out for signs and symptoms that our loved ones are struggling with their mental health and how to help… read more