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COVID-19 - public health information

Latest news and cases

Information about our services

Support available and community groups

Community testing

Book a test if you have symptoms

If you have Coronavirus symptoms, you need to get tested as soon as possible:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.

If you are getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must stay at home (self-isolate) until you get your result. Anyone in your support bubble must also self-isolate until you get your result.

For more information on symptoms and how to book a test visit: NHS: Coronavirus (COVID-19)..

Live COVID-19 public update - Tuesday 2 March

We are broadcasting  our fifth live public COVID-19 update on Tuesday 2 March at 5.30pm, live via Microsoft Teams.

The broadcast will be an opportunity to hear about the latest rates of COVID-19 cases in Wiltshire, the arrangements in place to mitigate the spread of the virus, how the council is continuing to support residents and businesses at this time and answering residents questions.

Join the event when it starts

Support for those identified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

If you've been identified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable as part of the new national lockdown measures, there is a range of support available to help you through this difficult time.

  • Shielding: If you have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable you are required to shield. You will soon receive a letter from the Government with more information and guidance on this.
  • Need local support? If you don't have a support network around you please don't hesitate to contact our Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub on 0300 003 4576 or email wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk. It's open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
  • Wiltshire Community Groups : more than 300 community groups have been set-up across the county throughout the pandemic, ready to provide support to anyone who needs it. Take a look at our directory to find the groups local to Community Groups Directory 
  • Test and trace support payment: If you are on a lower income and are required to self-isolate because of COVID-19, you may be eligible for a support payment COVID-19 Test and Trace payment support scheme
  • NHS Volunteer Responders: this programme can provide support such as picking up your shopping, and they also have a 'check in and chat' function if you feel isolated and need to speak to a friendly voice NHS Volunteer Responders
  • Mental health support: this is a difficult time for many, if you feel you need some mental health support there is plenty of advice, guidance and contacts Wiltshire Council mental health support page
  • Get vitamin D supplements: use this NHS service to get free daily vitamin D supplements NHS vitamin D service

COVID-19 vaccination update

Latest update from the NHS on the COVID-19 vaccination programme:

Vaccine rollout

We wanted to make sure that our residents are aware of how the COVID-19 vaccination programme is being rolled out. Nationally this programme is led by the NHS and in Wiltshire the Bath And North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group are the lead organisation with support from Wiltshire Council and partners. Residents will be written to directly by the NHS with information on their appointment for the vaccine so there is no need to call NHS in advance.

If you have any queries about the timings of vaccinations or priority groups please find information on the JCVI website where all relevant information is held.

For more information about the local rollout of the coronavirus vaccine visit Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

New mailbox for vaccination queries

The CCG has launched a new mailbox for vaccination queries from public and stakeholders.

Questions relating to the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine can be sent via email to bswccg.vaccinequery@nhs.net.

The mailbox will be regularly monitored, and queries will be responded to as quickly as possible.

Wiltshire's Contact Tracing Service

Wiltshire's local tracing partnership is our local COVID-19 Contact Tracing Service which seeks contact people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but for whom NHS Test and Trace have been unable to reach. Our contact tracers use local methods to contact cases and give them the advice they and their households require as well collecting contact details for people they have been in contact with.

With robust contact tracing we can work to ensure any potential exposures to the virus are identified, gathering information on where people may have been in the days prior to a positive test. It also means individuals can be provided with the appropriate self-isolation advice.

If you are contacted by the test and trace service, or you receive a call or text from our COVID Contact Tracing team at the Council via 0300 4560100, please adhere to the advice and self-isolate if you are advised to do so.

More information can be found on our local test and trace news story.

Gemma Brinn from our Public Health team explains more in this local test and trace video.

    Wiltshire Council Privacy Notice relating to NHS Test and Trace

    Wiltshire Council will collect personal data, as requested by the Government, to help with the NHS Test and Trace programme in relation to Covid-19.  Further information can be found on GOV.UK: Guidance maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace