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Wiltshire COVID-19 cases (as of Monday 18 January 2021)
Recent GOV.UK data has shown that the rate of transmission is starting to drop in Wiltshire, so thank you to all those who have been playing their part in following the guidance and spirit of the national lockdown.
Despite a slowing of infection rates you will have seen national and local news reports on hospitals struggling with massive demand on beds and services. This is why it’s more important than ever to continue our efforts to keep following the guidance.
If you're visiting a shop or supermarket today, please play your part by doing the following:
😷 Wear a face covering
👩🏽 👨🏼 Stay 2m apart from others
🤝 Sanitise hands regularly
🍅🥕 Consider shopping at off peak times (after 6pm)
'Jog on' and think about where you exercise
Beauty spots and parks in Wiltshire are getting busy so please jog on - exercise from your front door and stay local.
More on this at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/jog-on
Hands, face, space. #WiltshireTogether
Wiltshire COVID-19 Public update - Live!
Join Wiltshire Council's next online COVID-19 public update on Wednesday 27 January at 7pm.
The session will include an update on the local vaccination programme from Gill May, Director of Nursing and Quality for the BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG @NHSBSWCCG, and the latest on the council's response to COVID-19.
Find out more on the Wiltshire Council website
You will be contacted directly by the NHS when it is your turn to book your COVID-19 vaccination. Once you’ve booked, please make sure you attend your appointment.
Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccination 👉🏾 www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine
Stay at home guidance in different languages
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection is now available in a number of different languages. Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi
View the guidance here: COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub
The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub is available to anyone who is struggling during this difficult time. The hub can provide support to those who don't have support around them and also signpost to where additional help is available. You can call the hub on 0300 003 4576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It's open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
We are really pleased that, for the first time in weeks, positive COVID-19 cases have started to slightly fall in Wiltshire. However, it's vital that we all stick together and keep following the restrictions in order to keep ourselves and each other safe, and help reduce the pressures the NHS is currently facing.
As well as the support being offered by our Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub, we're working really hard to redeploy staff across council services to help our communities with the COVID response in Wiltshire. Many staff are currently working outside of their normal roles, playing a vital part in supporting mass testing in the community, working with our local test and trace service and helping out as COVID #WiltshireTogether volunteers, sharing vital feed-back on how our communities and businesses are doing whilst they are out and about.
In response to reports received, our council teams have undertaken visits to local shops, pharmacies, service stations, supermarkets and takeaways.
Our Public Protection team visited 116 supermarkets on Thursday and Friday last week, and identified poor compliance from some of the public when out shopping, so we have been working on messaging to help people shop safely. The Public Protection team have extended the inspections to 99 small retailers this week.
We've also received some reports of large numbers of people visiting popular beauty spots to exercise, making social distancing difficult. We're sharing some messages this weekend to encourage people to think about where they exercise, and our Rights of Way and Countryside team are putting up 'hands, face, space' and social distancing signs in popular locations to remind people to follow guidance.
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