Wiltshire Council News & COVID-19 Update 13 August


Latest Wiltshire COVID-19 cases

The number of cases in Wiltshire continues to be below the national average but has increased again in recent days.

The rate of cases per 100,000 has gone from 256.9 to 263.3.

Please keep washing your hands regularly or sanitising them, get your first and second dose of the vaccine when offered, and if you have COVID symptoms, please book a test and self-isolate immediately.

Thanks as always for your support.


 Self-isolation changes from Monday 16 August

From Monday (16 August), if you're double jabbed or aged under 18, you will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.

If you test positive following a PCR test you will still be legally required to self-isolate, irrespective of your vaccination status or age in order to break onwards chains of transmission.

More information on the changes here


Latest travel advice

If you have been in or through a red list country within the previous 10 days you must quarantine in a quarantine hotel for the first 10 days after you arrive.

If you have been in or through an amber list country within the previous 10 days and you are not fully vaccinated, you must quarantine at home for the first 10 days following your return.

If you have been fully vaccinated in the UK, Europe or the US (restrictions apply) at least 14 days prior to arriving in England, you will no longer need to quarantine or take a day 8 PCR test when returning to England from an amber list country. Pre departure testing and day two testing measures remain.

The latest travel rules


Are you nearly 18?

If you’re aged 17 and are turning 18 within the next three months, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine online, without needing to go via your GP.

Book your COVID -19 vaccination now.


Congratulations to all Wiltshire students who have received exam results this week

Congratulations to all Wiltshire students who have received A-Level and GCSE results this week, you have all worked so hard to overcome the unprecedented challenges of the last two years and your success is well deserved.

This year students have received teacher-assessed grades and we would like to thank all our dedicated teachers and school staff who have worked so hard to carry out these assessments as fairly and consistently as possible.

If your results were not as hoped or you're unsure about what to do next, there are lots of options available to you and a great deal of information and support available.

You should initially speak to your school or college who can offer help and advice about options available to you and the appeals process.

Alternatively, you can contact Young Work Wiltshire who offer advice in planning the next steps in education, training or apprenticeships.


Keep up-to-date with improvement works

Contractors working on our behalf are carrying out road resurfacing and associated works in a number of towns across Wiltshire.

You can also see the full list of all roadworks taking place in the county by visiting the One Network map and typing 'Wiltshire' into the search box.


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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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