Update from Steve Maddern, Director of Public Health
COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Swindon and the simple truth is that halting this depends on each of us doing the right thing for ourselves and our communities.
That means each of us taking responsibility for knowing what we need to do to in the different situations we could find ourselves in, plus knowing where to go for support and help.
Sadly we’re seeing too many examples of people who think they can disregard the rules and take unnecessary risks. This risk taking has the potential to expose you to the virus and increases the chances that you have to self-isolate along with everyone you’ve been in recent close contact with.
If the thought of cutting corners ever does cross your mind, remember what is at stake: our health, wellbeing and livelihoods. It’s down to each of us to avoid overwhelming the NHS so it can continue to provide the treatment and advice we depend on.
Forewarned is forearmed. Keep yourself and others safe by reading below 10 things you need to know and do.