26 Nov SBC – Important Update
The Government has today announced which of the three COVID-19 alert tiers that Swindon has been allocated to.
Like most areas in the South West region, Swindon has been allocated to the ‘High Alert’ Tier 2 level. This applies to areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, where some additional restrictions need to be in place.
You can read what that means for everyone living and working in Swindon here:
These restrictions take effect, replacing the current national restrictions, from 00:01 on Wednesday 02 December.
The Government will review the current tier allocations by Wednesday 16 December. You can read how Government decisions are made on which tiers areas are placed into here:
Our Tier 2 ‘High Alert’ level status emphasises the care and vigilance we all need to show in the weeks ahead in the run-up to and over Christmas. These new restrictions do give us a greater degree of freedom than we have seen under national restrictions, but greater personal responsibility comes with that.
At a time when flu-related medical conditions already create a winter pressure on our local health services, it’s vital that we minimise the extra burden caused by COVID-19.
By helping to stop the spread in the weeks ahead, we can help free up hospital beds and capacity to provide the vital medical care and treatment that we all depend on.