Wiltshire News

Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

People needing GP services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will soon be advised to visit a specific clinic depending on whether or not they are showing symptoms of coronavirus. With more people expected to develop coronavirus in the coming weeks, coupled with the need to continue providing regular, everyday healthcare, practices… Read More…

Local clinical commissioning groups merge as one and pledge continued support in region’s fight against coronavirus

Local clinical commissioning groups merge as one and pledge continued support in region’s fight against coronavirus

The three clinical commissioning groups of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are set to formally merge as a single organisation, in a move that aims to maintain and enhance the health and wellbeing of local people, particularly in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire… Read More…

Council hub set-up to support people during COVID-19 situation

Council hub set-up to support people during COVID-19 situation

Wiltshire Council has set up a dedicated hub to support the most vulnerable residents during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub is available to anyone who is struggling during this difficult time, such as people who are shielding or self-isolating and don’t have a support network around them or know where to get help. … Read More…

Emergency Covid 19 family support from Purple Elephant

Emergency Covid 19 family support from Purple Elephant

Over the next few weeks, Purple Elephant (the organisers of Frome Toy Library, Frome Children’s Festival/Gen-Z, the Sports Festival and Family Holiday Fun) will be doing whatever they can to support those local families who are most in need. A spokesperson for Purple Elephant said: “We’ll be working together with Fair Frome and local schools… Read More…

Rooms needed to house rough sleepers and the homeless

Rooms needed to house rough sleepers and the homeless

Wiltshire Council has made an urgent call to hoteliers, B&Bs, and Airbnb providers to come forward to offer accommodation to house homeless people in Wiltshire during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Accommodation is particularly required in the south of the county. Wiltshire Council are seeking rooms across the county to house homeless people currently in inappropriate… Read More…

Longleat Safari Park Open For Visitors

Longleat Safari Park Open For Visitors

Longleat has announced its drive-through Safari Park will be open for visitors from this Friday (20th March). While Longleat House, walkthrough animal areas and other attractions are temporarily closed as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world-famous Safari Park will continue to operate under strict hygiene standards. The Wiltshire attraction believes the fact visitors… Read More…

Wiltshire Council supporting communities at this unprecedented time

Wiltshire Council supporting communities at this unprecedented time

Wiltshire Council is working hard to support communities as much as possible during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Volunteer groups are being set-up throughout the county and Wiltshire Council is linking with as many as possible to see if they need additional support, guidance or resources. The majority of groups being set-up by volunteers are to… Read More…

National Trust statement on Covid-19

National Trust statement on Covid-19

Following an announcement from their Director-General Hilary McGrady’s announcement yesterday, the National Trust are continuing to work hard to keep open spaces accessible to people while they close houses, shops and cafés to restrict the spread of coronavirus. This will take time and it is hoped that by the end of Friday 20 March, all… Read More…

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