We are continuing to work with partners in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
All local partnership agencies have been working together throughout the pandemic to manage our resources effectively so we are prepared for any potential 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 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."
His latest video message is below.
The government instructed all upper tier local authorities (County Councils and Unitary authorities) to produce a Local Outbreak Management Plan by the end of June 2020. Local authorities have a significant role to play in the identification and management of COVID-19 outbreaks and Local Outbreak Management Plans ensure that any local outbreak is responded to swiftly, protecting communities and helping prevent the spread of the virus. Both local authorities have now published their plans - you can read the Wiltshire Council Local Outbreak Management Plans here and the Swindon Borough Council Local Outbreak Management Plans
COVID Secure Public Declaration statement
Wiltshire Police is committed to the safety of the public and the safety and wellbeing of all our police officers, staff and volunteers.
At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic we developed an organisational risk assessment and put in place a number of measures to help keep the public, our officers and staff safe.
We have undertaken Covid -Secure installations and certification for all our buildings and joint premises including:
The very nature of police work means we, on occasion, have to have some physical contact with members of the public, so we have put in place a number of measures to help keep people safe, including in our public areas.
If you need to visit a police station or another of our buildings, for whatever reason, we want you to be reassured that we have been following the Government advice to make our estates as safe as possible.
At the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic we closed our public front counters at our police stations to minimise the risks to our officers and staff and, in turn, help keep the public safe. During that time we encouraged people to engage with us through other methods, including via our 101 and 999 phone lines, and our website.
We now believe it is safe for some of our front counters to be reopened - although we would continue to encourage people to use other forms of contact wherever possible.
In our front counters you will see the following measures:
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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.
We've put togather a list of useful services and resources to help you during the lockdown.
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