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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information about our services

Public health information

Support available and community groups

Community testing

Government roadmap

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.

News

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 - Icon for pdf view the roadmap [120.47KB].

Joint statement to event organisers

Following the publication of the Government's COVID-19 Response Spring Roadmap on 22 February,  you can read the Icon for pdf joint statement to event organisers from Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Police [634.03KB].

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.

Cases

GOV.UK data of COVID-19 cases as of 5 April 2021 at 4.00pm
Type of dataCase rates
Total number of cases in Wiltshire17,061
New cases in Wiltshire in the last 7 days108
Rate of cases per 100,000 in Wiltshire in the last 7 days21.6
Rate of cases per 100,000 in Wiltshire in the previous 7 days29.4
Rate of cases per 100,000 in England in the last 7 days43.9

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

Hospitalisations

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
6 April 202115
30 March 202124
23 March 202123
16 March 202127
9 March 202153
2 March 2021100
23 February 2021114
16 February 2021161
9 February 2021211
2 February 2021277
26 January 2021357
19 January 2021416
12 January 2021329
5 January 2021183
22 December 2020114

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

Care homes

The number of Wiltshire care homes with new positive COVID-19 cases
DateCare homes with new COVID-19 cases reported in last seven days
4 April 20210
28 March 20217
21 March 202112
16 March 202112
9 March 20219
2 March 202114
23 February 202115
16 February 202122
9 February 202137
2 February 202129
26 January 202147
19 January 202159
12 January 202140
5 January 202130
15 December 202016
1 December 202017
17 November 202022