Wiltshire Council COVID-19 Update 15 June



Local COVID-19 statistics

As expected, with the easing of restrictions, case numbers have increased recently. Please continue with those same basic behaviours that have been in place for over a year. Keep washing hands regularly or sanitising them, wear a face mask where required, socially distance as much as possible, and if you have COVID symptoms, please book a test and self-isolate immediately. It’s also important that you get vaccinated when it’s offered to you, and ensure you get your second dose to get even more protection. Having windows open when meeting people indoors is another really simple but effective measure.

People aged over 25 can now book their COVID-19 vaccine

 

For Covid-19 vaccinations, please secure all appointments using the National Booking Service, which is available over the phone by calling 119 or online at www.nhs.uk.

Anyone who is currently eligible, which is all people aged 25 and over, as well as anybody aged 16 and over with an underlying health condition, should use the National Booking Service, and not wait to be contacted by their GP practice.

Appointment slots for first and second doses are available at all location vaccination sites.

The NHS appreciates that, at times, the system can be busy and some people’s first choice vaccination site may not be listed, but please be assured there are enough appointment slots to go around, so keep trying.

New clinics in locations such as community pharmacies are being set up all the time, and this will help make it easier to book appointments closer to home and places of work or education.

Book your COVID-19 vaccine now

 

Please be a team player and support your communities during the Euros

 

We're calling on residents across Wiltshire to support their local communities during the European Championships as we prepare for the start of the football tournament.

We've teamed up with Wiltshire Police and Swindon Borough Council to offer advice on making the most of the tournament safely.

Our commitment to looking out for our communities does not stop with Covid; it also comes with drinking responsibly, not letting emotions spill over into violence, both in public places and at home, and tackling hate crime.

Find out more

 

Less than 20 days to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

If you're an EU, EEA or a Swiss citizen and you were a UK resident by 31 December 2020, you and your family members should apply without delay so you can continue to work, study, access free healthcare and benefits in the UK after 30 June 2021.

More information here

 

Wiltshire Council COVID-19 Update and News 4 June

Latest Wiltshire COVID-19 cases


The number of cases in Wiltshire continues to be below the national average and has remained steady this week.
The rate of cases per 100,000 has gone from 6.8 to 7.
Thank you for your continued support. Please keep playing your part to help keep case numbers low.

 

Thank you for recycling more.

The amount of waste collected for recycling has increased by 24% since we introduced the new kerbside recycling service last year. We regularly monitor all of our collection rounds to assess performance and efficiency and, as a result of these assessments, we need to make a small number of further changes to some of the recycling rounds.

From 28 June, 12% of Wiltshire households will have their recycling containers emptied on a different collection round. All affected households will receive a letter advising of the upcoming changes, to be posted from 7 June. For most affected households, their day of collection will not change, but the time of day their recycling is collected may do so. However, approximately 5,000 households will experience a change in their collection day. We are only sending letters to households where there is a change in collection round timing or collection day.

Please note: this only affects recycling collections – no other services are affected – and it only affects a limited number of residents in the county. If you do not receive a letter, there will be no changes to your recycling collections.

Find out more about waste and recycling services.

 

All Wiltshire Council leisure centres to be brought under council-management from October

 

We have confirmed more information on our plans to bring all of our leisure centres under our management, with the transition coming into effect from October.

In December 2020, Cabinet made the decision to bring council leisure centres back in-house, which supports our ambition to provide a consistent level of quality leisure services across the county, with the aim of supporting people to be as active as possible.

We currently operate 10 leisure centres across the south and east of the county, with 10 leisure centres in the north and west of the county that are managed on behalf of the council by Places Leisure. From October 2021, all leisure centres will be managed by Wiltshire Council.

The leisure centres that will move from Places Leisure to Wiltshire Council management are: •Bradford on Avon Swimming Pool
•Castle Place Leisure Centre, Trowbridge
•Lime Kiln Leisure Centre, Royal Wootton Bassett
•Leighton Recreation Centre, Westbury
•Melksham Blue Pool & Gym
•The Activity Zone, Malmesbury
•The Olympiad, Chippenham
•Trowbridge Sports Centre
•Warminster Sports Centre
•Westbury Swimming Pool

More information here

 

Less than 30 days to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

 

If you're an EU, EEA or a Swiss citizen and you were a UK resident by 31 December 2020, you and your family members should apply without delay so you can continue to work, study, access free healthcare and benefits in the UK after 30 June 2021.

More information on the EU Settlement Scheme

 

Our Independent Visitor scheme needs more volunteers

 

•Do you communicate well with young people?
•Could you share in their interests and hobbies?
•Do you have couple of hours to spare every three to four weeks?
Volunteers are needed to join our befriending scheme for children in care. We are looking for fun-loving people who are good communicators and have regular time to spare. In particular we need more male volunteers.

Independent Visitors take a special interest in the lives of the young person they are linked up with and stick around for them even after they leave care.

This video explains more.

If you are interested, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learn more here

 

Wiltshire Council COVID-19 Updates and News 29 May

Latest Wiltshire COVID-19 cases


The number of cases in Wiltshire continues to be below the national average and has decreased this week.
The rate of cases per 100,000 has gone from 12.4 to 6.6.
Thank you for your continued support, you're all making a huge difference. Please keep playing your part to help keep case numbers low.

 

People aged over 30 can now book their COVID-19 vaccine

 

The NHS continues to roll out the COVID-19 vaccination to more eligible people.

In England, the COVID-19 vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres. More centres are opening all the time.

It's now being given to:
•people aged 30 and over
•people who will turn 30 before 1 July 2021
people at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
•people who live or work in care homes
•health and social care workers
•people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
•people with a learning disability
•people who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
As of 27 May, a total of 499,562 vaccinations have been administered in Wiltshire (this doesn't include Swindon).

Book your COVID-19 vaccine here.

 

Check before you travel this Bank Holiday weekend

 

Are you going away on a short break this Bank Holiday weekend?

Maybe you're visiting family or friends?

Public transport and roads may be busier, so please check the travel updates before you set off.

Check travel updates now.

 

A reminder over half-term

With half-term approaching, we're asking families to stick within the guidance over the school break and not partake in sleepovers or parties that exceed the two households/rule of six indoors rule.

If you are meeting up with other families, please do everything you can to mitigate any risk, such as ensuring fresh air is getting in.

 

Changes to the COVID-19 testing site at Devizes Leisure Centre



From tomorrow (Friday 28 May), the Devizes Leisure Centre testing site will close for in-person symptom-free COVID-19 testing, but you will still be able to collect lateral flow test kits to use at home from the site, with a range of other collection options also available.

There are seven collection sites in the county that all continue to offer the option to collect lateral flow test kits for use at home: •Devizes Leisure Centre
•Bourne Hill in Salisbury
•Monkton Park in Chippenham
•Springfield Community Campus in Corsham
•Calne Leisure Centre
•The Vale Community Campus in Pewsey
•Nadder Centre in Tisbury

 

Find out more here

 

Bank Holiday bin collections

 

Our waste crews will be collecting as normal this Bank Holiday Monday.

If it's your collection day, please leave your bins out as usual by 7am.

 

 

Wiltshire Council COVID-19 Update and News 26 May

Latest Wiltshire COVID-19 cases


The number of cases in Wiltshire continues to be below the national average but has increased slightly this week.
The rate of cases per 100,000 has gone from 13.6 to 14.8.
Please keep playing your part to help keep case numbers low.

 

People aged over 34 can now book their COVID-19 vaccine

 

The NHS continues to roll out the COVID-19 vaccination to more eligible people.

In England, the COVID-19 vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres. More centres are opening all the time.

It's now being given to:
•people aged 34 and over
•people who will turn 34 before 1 July 2021
people at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
•people who live or work in care homes
•health and social care workers
•people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
•people with a learning disability
•people who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
As of 20 May, a total 466,441 vaccinations have been administered in Wiltshire (this doesn't include Swindon).

Book your COVID-19 vaccine now

 

International Travel: Traffic Light System

There have been changes to the guidance around international travel. A traffic light system has been put in place.

You should not travel to any countries on the red or amber list, but we know there are some circumstances where people need to travel, for example for work or medical purposes.

If you do plan to travel for any reason, please do so safely. Plan your journey as far in advance as possible and make plans in case you or someone you are travelling with becomes unwell.

More information on the International Travel Traffic Lights System

 

Time to renew your garden waste collections



Households that pay to receive garden waste collections will soon receive an email or letter inviting them to renew their subscription by 30 June 2021.

Current garden waste subscriptions expire on 30 June 2021 and if you're an existing customer, you now need to renew your garden waste subscription if you wish to continue to receive the service. The cost of having garden waste collected will remain the same at £50 per bin for the year.

New customers can sign up at any time to receive garden waste collections, either online or by calling 0300 456 0103.

You don't need to contact us if you do not wish to renew.

Renew here

 

Museums in Wiltshire are re-opening!

 

As museums across Wiltshire begin to reopen, now is the perfect time to explore their exciting collections.

Museums are looking forward to welcoming the public once again, having made all the necessary arrangements to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit following the latest easing of the national lockdown.

Whatever your interests - from archaeology to planes, trains & automobiles, to modern art and more - you will find something that appeals and inspires in Wiltshire's museums.

Find out which museums are open in your area

 

 

 

 

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