Hi, my name is Steve Maddern and I’m the Director of Public Health at Swindon Borough Council.
You may be aware that due to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases and the infection rate in Swindon, the area is currently one of eight areas on the Government’s ‘areas of concern’ watchlist.
That means we’re closely monitoring the situation and need to do everything to prevent a community spread of COVID-19 and the prospect of local lockdown measures.
The latest case and contact tracing data shows that a high proportion of new confirmed cases are among residents living in the SN1 and SN2 postcodes. That’s why we are stepping up our efforts this week to support communities in this area, delivering information to households and engaging with community leaders.
We each have a personal responsibility to understand and practise the measures we need to take to keep ourselves and others safe.
Please read all the information in this newsletter so you can play your part.