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.



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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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