COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Swindon and the simple truth is that halting this depends on each of us doing the right thing for ourselves and our communities.

That means each of us taking responsibility for knowing what we need to do to in the different situations we could find ourselves in, plus knowing where to go for support and help.

Sadly we’re seeing too many examples of people who think they can disregard the rules and take unnecessary risks. This risk taking has the potential to expose you to the virus and increases the chances that you have to self-isolate along with everyone you’ve been in recent close contact with.

If the thought of cutting corners ever does cross your mind, remember what is at stake: our health, wellbeing and livelihoods. It’s down to each of us to avoid overwhelming the NHS so it can continue to provide the treatment and advice we depend on.

Forewarned is forearmed. Keep yourself and others safe by reading below 10 things you need to know and do.

Swindon: it’s up to all of us.

  1. What should I do if someone in my household has COVID-19, or has symptoms?
  2. What do I need to do if I have COVID-19 symptoms?
  3. How and where can I get tested for COVID-19?
  4. What do I need to do if I receive a negative COVID-19 test result?
  5. What do I need to do if I receive a positive COVID-19 test result?
  6. What can I do to look after mine and my families’ mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic?
  7. How can I reduce the spread of COVID-19 in my household?
  8. What do I need to do if I’m clinically extremely vulnerable?
  9. What support is available to me if I’m employed but cannot work due to COVID-19?
  10. What help is available if I lose my job due to COVID-19?