Wiltshire Council COVID-19 & News Update 23 June

Latest Wiltshire COVID-19 cases

The number of cases in Wiltshire continues to be below the national average but has increased this week.

The rate of cases per 100,000 has gone from 11.4 to 28.2.

We expected numbers to increase as restrictions were lifted. 

Please continue to play your part to help keep case numbers low.

 

Don't forget to book your COVID-19 vaccine

People aged 18 and over are now eligible to book their COVID-19 vaccine. You do not need to wait to be contacted by your GP practice to book and should use the National Booking Service. This is available online or for those who do not have access to the internet they can book by calling 119 (always put web link first).

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.

As of 17 June, a total of 579,056 first and second doses have been administered in Wiltshire (excluding Swindon).

Book your COVID-19 vaccine now

 

Discounted membership at our leisure centres

We're offering a three month fitness membership for just £99 this summer.

It's available until 31 August 2021 and could save you over £40 on your monthly fitness membership cost.

If you’ve been thinking about getting back into regular fitness routines, want to return to a membership or just want to get started for the first time; this is a no-contract, short term way of doing so. With the membership you can access the gym, including an induction if required plus public swimming sessions; all other activities, like group exercise classes and racket sport court hire can be purchased at a reduced rate as well.

For more information, or just to have a look around your local leisure centre, please visit our website where you can also find a full list of our leisure facilities.


We look forward to welcoming you!

 

Help us keep the electoral register up to date

We have started our annual process of ensuring the county’s electoral register is up to date.

Each year the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) has a legal requirement to conduct a canvass to ensure the electoral register is accurate and complete.

This year, due to the Police & Crime Commissioner election taking place on 19 August, the process has started a little earlier than normal.

Some of you have already been contacted via email and been asked to confirm the details for their household are correct. The email, from our electoral services, will ask you to confirm any changes to your details and includes your security codes and steps on how to access your households details.

Please respond to the annual canvass electronically if possible. It’s more convenient for you and saves us valuable money and time. As part of this process, we will never ask you for your bank details.

More information here.

 

18-24 year olds invited to join online event


Young people are invited to join an online session to find out more about employment opportunities in Wiltshire this month.

The Wiltshire Youth Hub, part of Young Work Wiltshire is hosting the event on 24 June from 4pm for 45 minutes. It will cover a number of topics including:

Local Employment Opportunities

Kick Start Scheme
Employers Recruiting
The event is aimed at 18 - 24 year olds who are looking for employment in Wiltshire. Young Work Wiltshire is part of the council and we're supporting the event.

If you would like to attend, please register at Learn Live UK.

 

Don't forget to renew or sign up for garden waste collections



If you would like your garden waste collections to continue after 30 June please renew your subscription now. New customers can also sign up to receive this service.

The cost of having your garden waste collected will be £50 per bin for the year.

The quickest and easiest way to renew or sign up is online.

Existing customers will need to renew by 30 June to ensure that your collections continue without a break.

Renew now

 

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