West Swindon Parish Council

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Many people are feeling concerned about the spread of the coronavirus.

The NHS website has relevant advice and information about this: NHS Advice

If you have questions about travelling there is information about what to do NHS advice for travellers

Advice may be subject to change so it is important to check tne national websites. Currently people with symptoms are no longer required to call NHS 111, as the system is under strain, but are instead urged to look for information on the NHS website and 111 online. We all should:

Practice good hygiene:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Stay at home for 7 days if you are a single person household or 14 days if you or someone in your household have either:

  • a high temperature (over 37.8 degrees Celsius or above)
  • a new, continuous cough

The NHS are currently asking that we do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Swindon Borough Council has also made live a webpage on the borough website signposting to the latest advice: www.swindon.gov.uk/coronavirus.

USEFUL WEB PAGES

How our most vulnerable residents can get essential food, household supplies and prescriptions: swindon.gov.uk/emergencyhelp

Local Offer - Staying safe and well during the coronavirus outbreak

Confirmation from Association of British Insurers that all insurance policies will cover people volunteering during the crisis.Motor Insurance

Also here confirming the MOT’s will be extended on cars:

‘Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020 - but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive.’

MOT Information

Swindon Borough Council Swindon BC

Updates on the impact the Coronavirus outbreak is having on council services: swindon.gov.uk/coronavirus

Here for Swindon - Swindon Borough Council's measures to support residents and businesses during the outbreak: HereforSwindon

Here is a link to information about coronavirus in multiple languages.Language Information

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