Wiltshire Council News & COVID-19 Update 2 July



Latest Wiltshire COVID-19 cases

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

The rate of cases per 100,000 has gone from 45 to 73.

It’s vital that we all keep following the restrictions.

Please keep washing your hands regularly or sanitising them, wear a face covering where required, socially distance as much as possible, 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.
Here’s a short video from Director of Public Health Kate Blackburn to provide more context on the COVID-19 situation locally.


Book your COVID-19 jab

Have you had your COVID-19 vaccination yet?

All adults (18 and over) are able to book both vaccinations.

As of 1 July, a total of 619,007 first and second doses have been administered in Wiltshire (excluding Swindon).

Book your COVID -19 vaccinations now


It's coming home!

Not long now until England play Ukraine for a place in the semi-finals of Euro 2020.

If you're watching the game on Saturday (3 July, kick off at 8pm), please enjoy yourselves and remember the following:

Meet indoors in groups of up to 6, or 2 households
Meet outdoors in groups of up to 30 people
Follow COVID-secure measures at all times
Check in with the NHS COVID-19 app if watching in a pub/restaurant

More information on the NHS COVID-19 app


Think twice to reduce COVID-19 cases this summer

As COVID-19 case rates have steadily increased in Wiltshire over the last three weeks, it’s really important that we all continue to do what we can to help reduce transmission of the virus. 
Please ‘think twice’ and play your part to keep cases down and avoid missing out on summer plans:

Take a twice weekly lateral flow test if symptom-free.
Two doses of the vaccine – all adults should book and attend both their first and second vaccine dose.


Local test and trace system still in place

As cases are steadily rising in Wiltshire, we wanted to remind you that local contact tracing is taking place.

If you receive a call from 0300 456 0100 please answer as it may be one of our contact tracers looking to pass on information and advice.

More information on the local test and trace system


Cabinet approves next steps for Wiltshire Local Plan

The 10 step plan follows a consultation period held between 13 January - 9 March, of which we had more than 3,500 responses from residents.

We are currently on step four, which involves preparing the draft version of the plan. Once this draft is considered by Cabinet, we will carry out a public consultation which will be another chance for you to have your say.

The key elements of the Local Plan focuses are on proposals for the scale and distribution of housing and employment growth across Wiltshire and climate change.

More information on the Wiltshire Local Plan

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