We've declared a major incident in Wiltshire in response to the Coronavirus public health emergency.
This enables all local partnership agencies to work together more effectively should we see a spike in demand or reduced staffing levels.
Chief Constable Kier Pritchard chairs the Local Resilience Forum in the county which sees the coordination of key stakeholders from the emergency services, local authorities, health, the Environment Agency, Highways England and many more.
He said: "The priorities for all partners in Wiltshire and Swindon is to keep our communities safe, well informed and protect our staff.
"I would like to be clear that the declaration of a major incident has not been done due to a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in our county - it is simply a mechanism which allows all partners to respond more effectively as we face this unprecedented challenge.
"I would urge the public to continue following the advice from Public Health England and the Government around good hygiene, access to health services, social distancing and self-isolation.
"We have resilient and close-knit communities here in Wiltshire and Swindon and I know you will all pull together to help each other and offer support to those most vulnerable in our neighbourhoods."
The Chief Constable will be issuing a public video message every Friday to update our communities on the latest situation in Wiltshire. To watch these, follow @wiltshirepolice on Twitter and Facebook.
The first video message is below.
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For more information and updates from the Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum, click Wiltshire and Swindon LRF.
Visit gov.uk to read the Government's advice on COVID-19
See Government advice for staying at home, for households with possible COVID-19 infection and social distancing to protect vulnerable groups
Visit the NHS website for hygiene advice and advice on calling 111
For advice on mental health, visit the Every Mind Matters website.
Visit gov.uk for advice about self-isolation, what it means and why it matters
And for travel advice visit the Govt's travel advice pages