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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Local stories in and around the Malmesbury area to keep you up-to-date.


A wonderful place to visit with a wealth of attractions right on the doorstep.


Malmesbury is a beautiful town to visit in its own right and attractions include the jewel in our crown being Malmesbury Abbey, the fabulous Abbey House Gardens, and Malmesbury’s 15th century Market Cross.

For more than two and a half millennia successive generations have populated this hilltop, which forms the centre of the community we now call Malmesbury.


Town Hall, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9BZ

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