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Coronavirus business support

The Government published its Winter Economy Plan.

This follows on from HM Government: OUR PLAN TO REBUILD: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy . Further information and guidance from Government can also be found below:

Local Authority Testing Programme update

Following the recent government announcements about extending testing, we are still waiting on the national guidance and the national strategy to be released, so we do not duplicate any national testing programmes already running. 

Work is underway to scope locally where we can best use the testing allocations for Local Authorities, which has not yet been confirmed. 

As soon as national guidance is released, and we have been given the information we need to provide a clinically safe testing programme, we will provide an update.

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Government guidance for workplaces and travel

COVID-19 support for organisations in Wiltshire

Letter to businesses in Wiltshire from our Chief Executive, Terence Herbert and Director of Public Health, Kate Blackburn thanking them for the support they have given the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The letter also emphasises the need to make workplaces COVID-19 safe and suggests some key measures to put in place to reduce the risk of transmission. 

Icon for pdf Letter to the business community [113.05KB]

Business communities in Wiltshire and Swindon

Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Police have issued a joint letter to local businesses relating to the new regulations about it now being mandatory for members of the public to wear face coverings in additional enclosed spaces, including shops, supermarkets and enclosed shopping centres.

Icon for pdf Joint letter- new legislation for the wearing of face coverings [110.34KB]

Test and Trace and NHS COVID-19 app - information for businesses and their staff

The NHS COVID-19 is part of a large-scale coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing programme called the NHS Test and Trace service. The app will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus. It will help the NHS understand where and how quickly the virus is spreading, so it can respond quickly and effectively.

It is a legal requirement for some businesses to display a QR code poster. check online COVID poster required to see if your business should display a poster

There's guidance available to see how businesses can create a QR code and download the poster

These COVID business FAQs may help to answer any queries

There's a range of assets available for businesses to download

A handy step-by-step guide is available to download to help businesses' customers to understand how the app works and what they need to do when visiting businesses.

The following Test and Trace materials have also been prepared for employers and their staff:

Various information about COVID-19 symptoms and when to test and isolate in various scenarios are available to download.