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 →
- including Home-testing, new advice for those 'shielding' and NHS Test & Trace.
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
Applications are now live. 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 →
The letter from Swindon Borough Council sent to people identified as especially vulnerable has an INCORRECT phone number.
Anyone needing additional support the telephone contact number at SBC is 445500 or e-mail email@example.com
The link below has the correct information:
Letter 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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Distancing in public places
Just to confirm that all Play Areas at Lower Recreation Field and Church Meadow will remain closed as per Government guidance. We will let you all know when we are allowed to re-open them. Many thanks for your co-operation.
We will continue to maintain our public open spaces to ensure you all have sufficient space to exercise but please remember to follow social distancing rules.
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. Read Here →
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.
Following a series of complaints, we are advising that bonfires should not
be lit during this time of crisis.
- They cause difficulties for residents with breathing problems as well as those displaying symptoms of COVID-19
- Release toxic smoke into the air
- Upset neighbours who want to open windows and enjoy their gardens
- Quickly get out of control and put additional pressures on our already overstretched emergency services
Our Environmental Health Officers are proactively investigating reports of bonfires which may result in enforcement action. Find out more on our 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 →
HM Revenue & Customs
We are aware of scammers claiming to be from HMRC offering financial support as a result of #coronavirus
If you receive an email, text or call claiming to be from us that asks you to click on a link or give information such as your name, credit card or bank details, it's a scam.
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.
Store Openings Updated 30.04.20
We have created a special page for the opening times of the major food stores, in particular with regard to shopping time for Elderly, Vulnerable, NHS and Emergency Services workers.
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 →
A letter from the Chief Constable and Police & Crime Commissioner HERE →