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Coronavirus - business support

The Government published 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:

As our high streets, town and city centres begin to re-open, we've provided responses to some frequently asked questions, which can be found in the 'Social distancing in public places' area of our central Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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 - information for businesses and their staff

The new NHS Test and Trace service has now been launched and anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions. This could include household members, people with whom they have been in direct contact, or within 2 metres for more than 15 minutes.

People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus.

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