Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Public health information

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COVID-19 guidance and support

The Government has removed remaining COVID-19 restrictions. There are steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated 
  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • If you have symptoms, stay at home if you can until you feel well enough to resume your normal activities, and you no longer have a high temperature
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces

Latest updates and guidance at GOV.UK.


COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Following the government's Living with COVID-19 announcement, routine COVID-19 contact tracing has now come to an end. Both NHS Test and Trace and our local contact tracing service have now been stood down.

If you were required to isolate before 24 February, you can still apply for the Test and Trace support payment up to 42 days after your first day of isolation. More information at .

COVID-19 testing

As of 1 April 2022, free universal COVID-19 symptomatic and asymptomatic testing has come to an end nationally. Under the government's new guidance individuals at high risk from COVID-19 and workers in  some vulnerable settings can still access testing. More information on these testing updates and testing eligibility can be found at Changes to testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) in England.


GOV.UK data of COVID-19 cases as of 21 March 2022 at 4pm
Type of dataCase rates
Total number of cases in Wiltshire133,731
New cases in Wiltshire in the last 7 days5,909
Rate of cases per 100,000 in Wiltshire in the last 7 days1,172.3
Rate of cases per 100,000 in Wiltshire in the previous 7 days674.9
Rate of cases per 100,000 in England in the last 7 days780

You can find up-to-date information about the latest number of COVID-related deaths in the Wiltshire Council area at GOV.UK.


The total number of COVID-19 positive patients in hospital beds in Royal United Hospital, Great Western Hospital and Salisbury Hospital
DateCOVID-19 positive patients in hospital beds
22 March 2022139
15 March 2022167
8 March 2022132
1 March 2022134
22 February 2022122
15 February 2022118
8 February 2022128
1 February 2022132
25 January 2022141
17 January 2022143
11 January 2022140
4 January 2022154
29 December 2021117
21 December 202179
14 December 202184
7 December 202159

You can find more on the hospital admissions by trust level.