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

Council joins forces with HSE to crack down on businesses who are not COVID-compliant

Swindon Borough Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact 6000 businesses in the borough to make sure they are COVID-secure. The Council is responsible for enforcing health and safety checks at a number of premises across Swindon including shops, hairdressers, beauty salons, warehouses, distribution sites and supermarkets. In order to… read more

Swindon: it’s up to all of us to protect our NHS

  Coronavirus (COVID‑19) is spreading fast in Swindon. The Great Western Hospital (GWH) is today treating more COVID-19 patients than at any point in the pandemic so far. That’s over 120 coronavirus patients including those in intensive care. The GWH is battling with COVID-19 alongside all the existing 24/7 emergency health needs of our community,… read more

Council to provide support to vulnerable Swindon residents at risk of COVID-19

A package of support measures is in place for local people who have been identified by the NHS as clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. Thousands of Swindon residents will receive a letter from the Government’s National Shielding Team over the coming days providing advice on what they should do during the current lockdown. Clinically extremely… read more