England is in a national lockdown
England entered a national lockdown on Tuesday 5 January. This means you must stay at home and only go out if it is essential.
View more detailed government guidance including essential reasons to leave the home and meeting others at GOV.UK - national lockdown
This week: Live COVID-19 Public Update
We are broadcasting our fourth live public COVID-19 update this week, including an NHS update on the local vaccination programme, the latest local information on the council's response, and answering resident questions.
The broadcast takes place on Wednesday 27 January at 7pm, live via Microsoft Teams.
The government has announced the rollout of asymptomatic testing (using lateral flow tests) in the community and for businesses, to enable us to target testing to people who cannot work from home during lockdown.
We know how important this is for many of you, but we are currently waiting guidance from government on these tests.
Once we have it, we will promote it widely on our website, through our social media channels, and in the local media, so please do not contact us about this at present.
It's important to note that this type of testing is not something that can be used in isolation, but if used properly with other measures it can be a useful tool at our disposal to help break transmission.
'Jog on' and think carefully where you do your daily exercise
We are urging you to think carefully where you do your daily exercise and to 'jog on' if you travel too far or there's too many people.
Residents have raised concerns about large numbers of people at some of Wiltshire's beauty spots and popular areas and we're asking people to be sensible when out and about and enjoying their daily exercise.
The national lockdown stay at home rules state that people should minimise time spent outside their home, but can leave home to exercise. This should be limited to once per day, and people should not travel outside their local area.
You can exercise in a public outdoor place:
- on your own
- with the people you live with
- with your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one)
- in a childcare bubble where providing childcare
- or, when on your own, with one person from another household
Download and print our jog on poster to help share this important message
|Type of data||Case rates|
|Total number of cases in Wiltshire||13,551|
|New cases in Wiltshire in the last 7 days||1,321|
|Rate of cases per 100,000 in Wiltshire in the last 7 days||264.7|
|Rate of cases per 100,000 in Wiltshire in the previous 7 days||357.6|
|Rate of cases per 100,000 in England in the last 7 days||420.7|
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|
|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||Number of care homes with new COVID-19 cases reported in last seven days|
|19 January 2021||58|
|12 January 2021||40|
|5 January 2021||30|
|15 December 2020||16|
|1 December 2020||17|
|17 November 2020||22|