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COVID-19 Information

Latest SBC Covid-19 Newsletter
COVID-19 case rate among young people on the rise

With more freedom comes more responsibility. While the legal COVID-19 restrictions were lifted across the country this week, it's important to remember that the pandemic is not over.

Capacity limits have been lifted for large events including festivals and concerts, as well as for weddings and funerals. There is also now no limit on the number of people you can meet indoors or outdoors.

Cases of COVID-19 are again rising at a rapid rate across the country, so it's extremely important that you continue to follow the recommended guidance to keep yourself and others safe. You should:

  • Wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed areas. This is recommended and expected
  • Self-isolate and test if you have COVID symptoms or if you have been asked to by Test and Trace
  • Meet in well-ventilated spaces where possible
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser throughout the day

With schools breaking up for the summer this week it's also important that everyone regularly tests themselves to help prevent the spread of the virus.


This is the Government information link:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

NHS Coronavirus Advice

Swindon Borough Information:

Updates on the status of all SBC services are found on this link.

www.swindon.gov.uk/coronavirus

You can get Swindon Borough Coronavirus update information delivered direct to your email by Signing Up Here →
Exercising and meeting other people
How rules change on 17th May


Voluntary Action Swindon

Coronavirus - Help and Support

If you are an individual self isolating or in need of non medical assistance as a result of Coronavirus we would recommend in the first instance that you reach out to family members, neighbours and friends that you know personally.

For more information on what VAS can offer Read Here →
The Government Job Retention Scheme

Employers if eligible can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (Furlough) due to Coronavirus.

For further information and guidance on this Please Check Here →


Live Well Hub Swindon

This hub has been set up for those who need additional help. Swindon Borough Council have confirmed that they will direct callers back to Parish Council if their need can be met locally by the Community Volunteer Network set up in the village.

However they will also be dealing with food poverty, financial support, council tax payments, emotional and physical wellbeing. If you know of anyone who may need this assistance please do share these details below with them.

The Swindon Borough Council main contact number is - 01793 445500, open 7 days a week. 9-5 Monday-Friday, 11-3 Saturday & Sunday.

Email address – livewell@swindon.gov.uk

Live Well Hub Swindon


What to do with waste if you are suffering symptoms of Covid-19:
SBC have issued instructions on the handling of disposal of waste tissues, cleaning wipes etc.

Waste and Recycling Guidance from SBC

Dealing with waste responsibly - From SBC

The HWRC is now partially open for essential, pre-booked visits only. This is to ensure we maintain the safety of residents, staff and other site users.

This approach will also limit the number of vehicles queuing on surrounding roads and minimise disruption to local businesses. We also do not wish to disrupt our waste collections, which operate from the same site.

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Scams
Please ensure elderly or vulnerable people you know are made aware of these scams.

Beware of Phishing links & automated calls

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