Wiltshire Council COVID-19 Update 30 January


Latest Wiltshire COVID-19 cases

Although the number of cases in Wiltshire is below the national average and rates have fallen again, there's still a long way to go.
The rate of cases per 100k has decreased from 357.6 to 264.2.
We all need to keep playing our part to stop the spread of the virus, so please remember - stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives


Childcare during half term holidays

If you need childcare during the February half term holiday, please remember that you can form a childcare bubble with one other household only.

A childcare bubble is where one household links with one other household to provide informal childcare to anyone under 14. All adults in both households must agree to this arrangement.

Members of either household can provide childcare in a home or public place. This includes overnight care.

You can only have one childcare bubble with one other household. This means no household should be part of more than one childcare bubble.

You can only use a childcare bubble for childcare.

You cannot use a childcare bubble to mix with another household for other reasons.

If you form a childcare bubble, it’s best if this is with a household who live locally. This will help prevent the virus spreading.

Find guidance on making a childcare bubble with another household


Government guidance on the closure of skateparks during national lockdown


We are being encouraged to look after our personal health and wellbeing by taking physical exercise, in our local area only, and limited to once a day.

There have been several questions about whether outdoor skateparks are permitted to be open for use.

Indoor and outdoor skateparks must close during the period of lockdown in England. Outdoor skateboarding should only take place on your own, with household members or with one other person.


Household Enquiry Forms have been sent out

To help keep our electoral records up to date, this week we have sent out household notification letters to every household in Wiltshire, so please keep an eye out for those.

If anyone eligible to vote is not listed on the form, then that person needs to register on the 'register to vote' website or they can phone us on 0300 456 0112.

If anyone needs to be removed for any particular reason, there are clear instructions on the letter on how to do this.

You’ll also find details on how to register to vote by post if you haven’t already.


Don’t forget to have your say on future developments in Wiltshire

The consultation on the Wiltshire Local Plan review is open until 9 March, so please have your say on where future development – including housing, infrastructure and land for employment – may be built in your area in the next 15 years.

There are two remaining online engagement sessions on Monday and Tuesday next week to discuss rural areas. To find out more about the Local Plan review, view documents, have your say, and sign up for one of the two remaining online engagement sessions visit the link below.

Find out more about the Wiltshire Local Plan


Wiltshire Citizens Advice recent changes to general advice services

With the new national lockdown, the Wiltshire Citizens Advice drop-in services remain closed. However, they are continuing to provide advice services over the phone and by email.

To support this they've recently changed their adviceline service to a freephone number 0800 144 8848. It is now free to call in Wiltshire from mobiles and landlines. They also have more advisers than ever before answering calls.

They have also have a dedicated page on their local website for people to securely email.



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