Swindon: It's up to all of us
Every one of us has a role to play to stop coronavirus spreading in our communities.
If you have symptoms:
- self-isolate – stay at home for ten days
- get tested – call or book online for a local test
- keep others safe – don’t socialise, don’t go to work, don’t go shopping or mix with anyone outside your household
When you go out for specific purposes, remember:
- HANDS - wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
- FACE - wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
- SPACE - stay two metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or one metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)
If you have any of these symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested straight away:
- high temperature
- loss of taste or smell
This is the Government information link:
NHS Coronavirus Advice
Swindon Borough Information:
Coronavirus: 10 things you need to know and do
Updates on the status of all SBC services are found on this link.
You can get Swindon Borough Coronavirus update information delivered direct to your email by Signing Up Here →
Play Areas (updated 02.12.20)
Under Tier 2 regulations, Hooper's Field has now re-opened for Tennis and football club fixtures.
Please follow the rules of social distancing measures as all times and most of all stay safe.
New Tier 2 Restrictions from 2nd December
To ensure you are ready to use these Play Areas safely please read these simple instruction.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 24.11.20
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 →