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Update on COVID-19 in Swindon - please play your part

The advice remains the same

Published 28 August 2020

How you can help reduce the transmission of COVID-19

The Swindon Borough Council authority area has been added to the Government's COVID-19 area for enhanced support.

Swindon will have prioritised access to increased national support and resources as needed to assist local action. There are no new requirements, restrictions or actions being imposed on Swindon.

Kate Blackburn, Director of Public Health, Wiltshire Council, said: "The infection rate in Wiltshire remains low, but we cannot be complacent and it is important that everyone continues to play their part and follow social distancing measures and maintain good hand hygiene. Following these measures will help stop the transmission of the virus and protect yourself, your family, your friends and our community.

"The council, supported by partners, has a comprehensive outbreak management plan in place, and we continue to monitor and manage reports of local infections to manage COVID-19 in Wiltshire and protect the community.

"We are working closely with colleagues at Swindon Borough Council to support them and share any messages with our communities and businesses to help improve their situation."

The advice remains the same:

  • Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • Make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

If you, or anyone you know, is feeling unwell, no matter how slight the symptoms, isolating and getting tested should be done immediately. As a reminder, the isolation period is now 10 days. Those living in households should self-isolate for 14 days if they or any members of the household receive a positive test. Staying at home means not going out for any reason, including to work, or to the shops.

Thanks for your continued support and for playing your part.

Published 28 August 2020
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