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Published 23 April 2021
Restart Grants to support Wiltshire businesses set to open for new applications
Wiltshire Council has paid out more than £11m in the recently announced Restart Grants to 1,520 businesses, and is now opening the window for new Restart Grant applications to support businesses as they reopen following the easing of lockdown. In total, the council has paid more than £156m so far to Wiltshire businesses during the pandemic.
Published 21 April 2021
Wiltshire Council receives £4.4m decarbonisation grant to improve heating facilities and combat climate change
Wiltshire Council has successfully bid for more than £4.4m from the Government's Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme to reduce carbon emissions by upgrading the heating systems in many of its buildings.
Published 14 April 2021
Support available for eligible school families who have to self-isolate
Eligible Wiltshire students and their families are being reminded of the support available if they need to self-isolate as a household due to COVID-19.
Published 6 April 2021
Wiltshire Council issues advice and support to businesses as lockdown is further eased on 12 April
As non-essential retail, outdoor hospitality and personal care premises are set to reopen on 12 April, Wiltshire Council has updated and reissued its guidance for businesses once lockdown is eased.
Published 1 April 2021
People advised to be cautious during Easter
People are being urged to follow the Government's guidance and keep themselves and their loved ones safe over the Easter break
Published 25 February 2021
Wiltshire Council broadcasting live public COVID-19 update on 2 March
The update on COVID-19 in Wiltshire will start at 5.30pm
Published 23 February 2021
Targeted COVID-19 rapid community testing gets underway in Wiltshire
Community testing is available for symptom-free people who work for small businesses, private non-maintained early years settings, and childminders
Published 22 February 2021
Statement from Cllr Philip Whitehead, Wiltshire Council Leader following PMs announcement
Cllr Philip Whitehead, Wiltshire Council Leader said, "Following the Prime Minister's announcement about the timetable for the lifting of restrictions over the next few months, we will continue to work to support schools, businesses, residents and our staff to ensure restrictions can be lifted safely across Wiltshire.
Published 22 February 2021
Wiltshire Council responds to Wiltshire Climate Alliance progress report
Wiltshire Council has responded to a report that has been released today (Monday 22 February) by Wiltshire Climate Alliance (WCA) to mark two years since the council declared a climate emergency.
Published 17 February 2021
Wiltshire Council's Chief Executive and Director of Public Health volunteer at Salisbury City Hall vaccination centre
Terence Herbert and Kate Blackburn spent an afternoon volunteering at the City Hall NHS vaccination centre in Salisbury