Latest news and advice for residents on COVID-19, 23-Feb-21

COVID-19 Roadmap

Following the announcement from central government yesterday (Monday 22 February), the COVID-19 Roadmap has been released.

The roadmap explains how we plan to come out of this lockdown cautiously and safely.

It’s broken down into four key steps:

  • Step 1 between 8 March and 29 March
  • Step 2, no earlier than 12 April
  • Step 3, no earlier than 17 May
  • Step 4, no earlier than 21 June

All the dates in the roadmap are indicative and subject to change. Only when the government is sure that it is safe to move from one step to the next will the final decision be made.

The COVID-19 Roadmap gives us all a clear pathway out of this lockdown. However, we must not become complacent.

All of the sacrifices you have made during this time have resulted in case numbers dropping in Wiltshire, so a massive thank you for your efforts. We must all continue to play our part to stop the spread of coronavirus, as this is vital in making the transition out of this lockdown as smooth as possible.

So please continue to:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Wear a face covering where required to do so
  • Stay 2m apart from other people (outside of your household)
View the full COVID-19 Roadmap guidance
Latest Wiltshire COVID-19 casesAlthough the number of cases in Wiltshire is below the national average and rates have fallen again, there’s still a long way to go.

The rate of cases per 100k has decreased from 116.8 to 101.2The sacrifices we’re all making are having a very positive impact, but we all need to keep playing our part to stop the spread of the virus, so please remember – stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.

Wiltshire COVID-19 Public update – Live!

We will be hosting another COVID-19 public update webinar from 5.30pm on Tuesday 2 March, to provide the latest update on COVID-19 in Wiltshire and to answer your questions.

Wiltshire Council Leader Cllr Philip Whitehead will be joined by Terence Herbert, Chief Executive of Wiltshire Council, and Kate Blackburn, Director of Public Health for Wiltshire, to help guide people through the latest information and regulations.

The broadcast will be an opportunity to hear about the latest rates of COVID-19 cases in Wiltshire, the arrangements in place to mitigate the spread of the virus and how the council is continuing to support residents and businesses at this time.

You can submit your questions about COVID-19 and the local response in advance by emailing no later than 12 noon on Monday 1 March.

The live briefing will be broadcast via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 2 March.

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