People in England are starting to see restrictions start to lift with the government's four-step roadmap offering a route back to a more normal life.
For all the details please visit the Government roadmap page.
Wiltshire roadmap for reopening services
As lockdown is cautiously eased in 2021, you can use our roadmap as a guide to see when services will reopen in Wiltshire -.
Joint statement to event organisers
Following the publication of the Government's COVID-19 Response Spring Roadmap on 22 February, you can read the.
PPE for Unpaid Carers
Wiltshire's eligible unpaid carers are now able to receive PPE following updated national guidance.
Wiltshire Council is working closely with charity Carer Support Wiltshire to ensure unpaid carers receive the PPE they need to keep those they care for and themselves safe. Carers can request PPE if they care for or go into the home of someone they don't live with to provide care or support.
Carers can call Carer Support Wiltshire on 01380 908008 who will provide advice and arrange for delivery of the PPE complete with instructions on how to use it and dispose of it. If you are a carer and not currently registered with Carer Support Wiltshire, we encourage you to call them and talk through whether you may be eligible for PPE and find out about other support services they offer.
A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who could not always manage without their support. They might look after someone with a physical disability, long term health condition, mental health issue or a problem with substance misuse.
A test collection model for twice-weekly rapid COVID-19 home testing starts in Wiltshire
The Devizes Leisure Centre site is continuing to offer in-person asymptomatic testing which can be booked online, as well as a collect option, and Monkton Park in Chippenham and Bourne Hill in Salisbury are also now offering the option to collect lateral flow test kits for use at home.
We will gradually be setting up additional lateral flow test collection sites to bring the total to 10 collection sites across the county, with the additional site locations still to be confirmed.
Many of the lateral flow test collection sites around the county can be found on this map: NHS Rapid lateral flow test sites and collection sites
People can also continue to collect tests from the Salisbury Beehive Park and Ride site and the Trowbridge Greyhound Pub Car Park site, which both also offer asymptomatic testing, and more information on these sites is available on NHS Rapid Test Collection COVID-19 Test and Vaccination Site Finder.
The other ways that people can access lateral flow tests include:
- a home ordering service, which allows people to order lateral flow tests online to be delivered to their home, or by calling 119 between 7am to 11pm if they cannot order online
- workplace testing programmes, on-site or at home
- testing at schools and colleges
Anyone who is asymptomatic can collect lateral flow tests at the collection sites without booking.
This testing is being rolled out because around one in three people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms. Rapid lateral flow tests help to find cases in people who may have no symptoms but are still infectious and can give the virus to others.
The at home test kits are intended for use twice weekly, and results can be logged online. If the test result is positive with an at-home lateral flow test, people need to take a PCR test to confirm the result. PCR tests can be booked through www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test. If someone tests positive, they may also claim for a Test and trace support payment if they are eligible.
People who have any symptoms of coronavirus should not use this service. Symptoms include a high temperature, a new, persistent cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. If people are showing any symptoms, they must NHS Coronavirus Testing with symptoms is offered at the regional and local testing sites.
Free testing continues to be available to everyone in Wiltshire who has COVID-19 symptoms - high temperature, continuous cough or loss of/change in taste or smell. People should visit or call 119 to book a test in that instance.
More information, including frequently asked questions can be found at our community testing page.
|Type of data||Case rates|
|Total number of cases in Wiltshire||17,061|
|New cases in Wiltshire in the last 7 days||108|
|Rate of cases per 100,000 in Wiltshire in the last 7 days||21.6|
|Rate of cases per 100,000 in Wiltshire in the previous 7 days||29.4|
|Rate of cases per 100,000 in England in the last 7 days||43.9|
You can find up-to-date information about the latest number of COVID-related deaths in the Wiltshire Council area at GOV.UK.
|Date||COVID-19 positive patients in hospital beds|
|6 April 2021||15|
|30 March 2021||24|
|23 March 2021||23|
|16 March 2021||27|
|9 March 2021||53|
|2 March 2021||100|
|23 February 2021||114|
|16 February 2021||161|
|9 February 2021||211|
|2 February 2021||277|
|26 January 2021||357|
|19 January 2021||416|
|12 January 2021||329|
|5 January 2021||183|
|22 December 2020||114|
You can find more on the hospital admissions by trust level.
|Date||Care homes with new COVID-19 cases reported in last seven days|
|4 April 2021||0|
|28 March 2021||7|
|21 March 2021||12|
|16 March 2021||12|
|9 March 2021||9|
|2 March 2021||14|
|23 February 2021||15|
|16 February 2021||22|
|9 February 2021||37|
|2 February 2021||29|
|26 January 2021||47|
|19 January 2021||59|
|12 January 2021||40|
|5 January 2021||30|
|15 December 2020||16|
|1 December 2020||17|
|17 November 2020||22|