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

News and Information from SBC – Bulletin 1081

Beat the Street is returning to Swindon Beat the Street is returning to Swindon on 15 September for a third time. Beat the Street is designed to get communities moving by helping people to make small changes, such as walking or cycling to school every day, to improve health and help embed physical activity into everyday… 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

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