‘Swindon: It’s up to all of us’ campaign

By Anita Jaynes on 18 August, 2020

Swindon Borough Council need your assistance to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in Swindon.

Steve Maddern, Director of Public Health, Swindon Borough Council, said, “You will no doubt be aware that we are currently experiencing an increase in coronavirus cases in Swindon that we are working our hardest to try and control. As part of our efforts to manage the number of cases, we are making every effort to remind our residents of the need for everyone to play their part. If individuals do not follow guidance we will continue to see our cases increase, so it is vital we encourage people to follow the simple guidance if we are to limit cases in our communities.  

“As a local business, we would very much appreciate your support in sharing these important community messages with your workforce.”

  • It’s up to all of us to help stop coronavirus spreading in Swindon and our communities.
  • Swindon needs you to play your part.
  • Everyone must follow the rules for us to control the virus.
  • Let’s keep Swindon safe.

Public health advice is….

If you have symptoms:

  • Self-isolate – stay home for 10 days.
  • Get tested – call 119 or book online for a local test.
  • Keep others safe – don’t socialise, don’t go to work, don’t go shopping or mix with anyone outside your household.

When you go out…

  • Wash hands – Keep washing your hands regularly.
  • Cover face – Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces.
  • Make space – Stay at least 2 metres away from people not in your household.

If you have any of these symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested straight away:

  • High temperature
  • Cough
  • Loss of or change to taste or smell

Steve Maddern is chairing two online sessions on behalf of Swindon Borough Council in the coming weeks to talk about Swindon’s current position, how businesses can manage outbreaks and the support available from the Council and partners. There will also be the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.  

Book here for session one on Thursday 20th August 1pm – 2pm. 

And Book here for session two on Wednesday 26th August 5pm – 6pm.