People asked to continue playing their part during challenging time

As the Government implements its Covid-19 plan B measures over the next week, residents and businesses are being asked to continue playing their part.

The Government announced on Wednesday (8 December) that it will be rolling out its Plan B Covid-19 measures to help slow the spread of the Omicron variant.

The additional measures announced are:

  • Face masks to become compulsory in most public indoor venues, other than hospitality, from Friday 10 December.
  • People asked to work from home if they can from Monday 13 December.
  • NHS Covid Pass to be mandatory in specific settings, using a negative test or full vaccination via the NHS Covid Pass from Wednesday 15 December.

People are reminded to keep washing hands regularly, wearing face coverings where required, taking lateral flow tests regularly, self-isolating and getting a PCR test when displaying any symptoms, and letting fresh air in if meeting people indoors.

Book your vaccine or booster jab

Throughout the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire area more than 1.7m vaccines have been given, with booster figures at more than 271,000.

If it’s been two months (61 days) since their second dose, people aged 40 and over, frontline health and social care workers, and those aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at higher risk of getting Covid-19, can pre-book their booster.

To book a first, second, or booster dose of the vaccine people should visit the NHS website:

The latest Government guidance, including measures announced last week, can be found here:

Get support

The Wellbeing Hub at Wiltshire Council remains available in order to provide support and signposting for all residents across Wiltshire, as part of the response to the pandemic.  

The hub can be contacted on 0300 003 4576 or at Its open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. 

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