For the latest official advice around Coronavirus, including travel information, guidance on social distancing, and what to do if you think you have symptoms, visit the official Government website.
We are working with our partners within the Local Resilience Forums for Wiltshire & Swindon and Dorset to monitor and manage the impact of coronavirus on our staff and communities, in line with Government guidance.
Our priority is to maintain our emergency response to our communities, so please continue to dial 999 in an emergency but avoid any non-urgent contact where possible.
We will be prioritising our fire safety advice to those that need it most, but may do this in different ways than we normally do, on a case by case basis. This will help us to avoid the inadvertent spread of the virus, protecting vulnerable people and our staff.
If you need our support or advice, please call us during office hours on 0800 038 2323.
For the latest information in your local area, visit your local authority website:
Stay at home, save lives
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the Government introduced three new measures on 23 March.
- Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes;
- Closing non-essential shops and community spaces; and
- Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public.
Every single person in the UK must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
These measures are effective immediately, and full details of what they involve can be seen here. The Government will look again at these measures in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.
While you’re staying home, we also need you to stay safe from fire – click here for more advice.