Update from Steve Maddern, Director of Public Health

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

Extra efforts deployed to help keep town safe

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

Update from Steve Maddern, Director of Public Health

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

Have you downloaded the NHS COVID-19 app?

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

Ways to Protect Mental Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

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