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6 November 2020
New national restrictions now in place
Until Wednesday 2 December, you must:
  1. Stay at home, except for specific purposes
  2. Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes
These new measures will reduce the growth rate of the virus, which will:
  • prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed
  • ensure schools, colleges and universities can stay open
  • ensure that as many people as possible can continue to work
Full government guidance and restrictions
Latest weekly COVID-19 figures in Wiltshire (as at 4 November at 4:00pm)

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Wiltshire.

Although the number of cases in Wiltshire is still below the national average, we can’t be complacent and we all need to keep playing our part to stop the spread of the virus.

Wiltshire Council services - updates and changes

With the new national restrictions now in place, earlier this week we gave an update on how it has impacted some of our services.

Check which services will remain open and which will temporarily close
Wiltshire COVID-19 Public update
 
We hosted a live COVID-19 Public update earlier this week (Tuesday 3 November), which featured Wiltshire Council's Leader, Philip Whitehead; Chief Executive, Terence Herbert and Director of Public Health, Kate Blackburn.

We had an average of 900 people watching, so thank you all for tuning in.

The webinar is available to watch back on our Youtube Channel, and has already had over 1,000 views.

We would love to hear your feedback, so if you would like to let us know how you thought it went, what worked well, what could have worked better etc, please email communications@wiltshire.gov.uk and let us know.
Watch the webinar now
Support from Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub

Following the introduction of new national COVID-19 restrictions, which came into effect this week, our Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub remains in place for those people who may need additional support.

Anyone can access the hub who may be struggling during this difficult time, this may include people who are shielding or self-isolating and don’t have a support network around them or know where to get help.

The Government has written to those who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable to provide advice. Around 21,000 people have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable in Wiltshire. We will make contact with those people to make them aware of the hub and the support available.
More on the Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub

Remembrance Sunday
 
Wiltshire Council has paid tribute to the members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty, ahead of Remembrance Sunday this weekend (8 November).

The commemorations will be different this year due to the national restrictions, and residents are being asked to pay their tributes and respects at home if they aren’t attending a pre-arranged event within the guidance.

In line with the national guidance, some Wiltshire councillors will be attending small COVID-19 secure events throughout the county to pay their respects.

Any pre-arranged event must take place outside, ensure social distancing and all reasonable precautions should be taken.

We Will Remember Them.

Commemorate at home
Wiltshire mum gains Royal recognition after amazing learning journey

"It is never too late to learn something new."

That's the words of Wiltshire mum Hannah Wilkins who has received a special recognition from HRH The Princess Royal for her special commitment to learning.

Hannah was nominated for the Festival of Learning 2020 Awards by Wiltshire Council's Family and Community Learning Team after she took part in a number of courses with the team to help achieve her goal of becoming an outreach worker.

More on this
Four affordable rented, and two shared ownership houses available Winter 2020

The new build houses are part of the Councils Housing Programme, that aims to deliver 1,000 affordable homes across the County over the next 10 years, for those in an identified need on the Housing Register.

The houses are to be well designed, good quality, energy efficient and built to a high standard and specification. 

 
Brochure of affordable rented properties
Brochure of shared ownership properties
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