We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- stay at home as much as possible
- work from home if you can
- limit contact with other people
- keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- wash your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
This is the Government information link:
NHS Coronavirus Advice
Swindon Borough Information:
Updates on the status of all SBC services are found on this link.
You can get 'HereForSwindon' information delivered direct to your email by Signing Up Here →
Latest SBC Covid-19 Newsletter →
. Message from SBC Director of Public Health and update on XPO outbreak.
Wanborough Play Areas are open.
To ensure you are ready to use these Play Areas safely please read these simple instructions and plan ahead for safe fun this summer.
Read Here →
Voluntary Action Swindon
An information sheet showing voluntary, statutory and commercial organisations providing food and deliveries for vulnerable people in Swindon.
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 – email@example.com
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 way you use the HWRC has changed.
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.
Before booking, please visit our website
to find out about the restrictions and changes that will be in place.
Please be considerate of others in the community. Find out more on the SBC website
Please ensure elderly or vulnerable people you know are made aware of these scams.
There are no 'miracle cures' on the internet or via telesales. You cannot buy immunity.
Beware of Phishing links & automated calls
More on scams from SBC Trading Standards →
Community Network of volunteers
Three residents, Rachel Chevis, Dion Dean and Susan Chapman, via Wanborough Noticeboard, have set up a Community Network of volunteers to help neighbours who might become self-isolated. The Parish Council would like to thank them for this great, public spirited work.
You can download the list of local contacts for your street (updated 20.04.20) HERE →
If you would like to offer support to your neighbours, there is a form you can print off HERE →
A number of local businesses are offering food deliveries.
Also some pubs are now open under strict conditions.
Store Openings Updated 28.07.20
From 24th July, masks or face covering are mandatory in shops and supermarkets.
Most stores have well developed policies and procedures. They have good supplies of most items. It is worth checking with their websites before you go shopping for the latest details.
More Here →
Some advice for Dog Owners
The Government has outlined that healthy people who don't have symptoms and haven't received a letter telling them to stay at home, can go outside once a day for exercise, and this should include walking your dog.
If you live in a multi-person household, each member of the house could take it in turns to walk your dog.
It's important to keep two metres apart and avoid situations where your dog might approach and greet other people or dogs. This means walking your dog on a lead when in areas with other people.
Don't be afraid to ask people not to pet your dog to ensure you keep your distance. If you don't have a garden and need to take your dog out for additional comfort breaks, please stay near your home and ensure you keep your distance from others. It's important to pick up after your dog and wash your hands thoroughly when you are back home.
Keeping your dog under control and on a lead while walking your dog in public open spaces such as the Lower Rec and Church Meadow is extremely important where you are likely to meet other residents who are also using this space to walk their dogs.
Many thanks and take care