Central Swindon North Parish Council


Following the announcement of a third national lockdown by the Prime Minister we regret to inform Parishioners of continued and extended measures in relation to COVID-19 management.

With immediate effect the following will apply:

Remaining Open/In Operation

Play areas


Street Cleaning

Grounds Maintenance

Youth Work

Dentist at Pinetrees Community Centre

Neighbourhood Wardens

To Close/Remain closed:

Basketball Courts

St Marks Bistro

Tennis Courts, including St Marks


Parish Reception

Community Centres


Outdoor Gyms

Chapel Street Public Toilets

Credit Union

Citizens Advice

National lockdown restrictions apply from Tuesday, 5 January 2021. Read about what you can and cannot do on GOV.UK

Summary: what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown

You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.

Leaving home

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare - for those eligible

Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.

Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work

Meeting others

You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).

You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.

You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.

Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Every one of us has a role to play to stop coronavirus spreading in our communities.

If you have symptoms:

  • self-isolate – stay at home for ten days
  • get tested – call or book online for a local test
  • keep others safe – don’t socialise, don’t go to work, don’t go shopping or mix with anyone outside your household

When you go out for specific purposes, remember:

  • HANDS - wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • FACE - wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • SPACE - stay two metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or one metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)

If you have any of these symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested straight away:

  • high temperature
  • cough
  • loss of taste or smell

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Read more about what you can and cannot do

Ask for a test to check if you have coronavirus

Find out about Swindon’s Local Outbreak Management Plan

Do you need support?

If you are shielding or self-isolating support is available for you.

Call 01793 445500 or email customerservices@swindon.gov.uk to discuss help with food parcel and prescription medicine deliveries.

If you're in extreme hardship you can apply for help from the Emergency assistance fund

UK Government Advice

Staying at home and away from others (social distancing)

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Swindon Borough Council Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - What you need to know

Council measures to support residents and businesses during the Covid-19 outbreak

How you can support yourself and others during the Covid-19 outbreak

Latest News

Next Meetings

  • Leisure & Recreation
    Tuesday 09 March 2021, 7:00PM
  • Full Council
    Wednesday 17 March 2021, 7:00PM
  • Finance & General Purpose
    Tuesday 06 April 2021, 7:00PM
  • Planning & Environment
    Wednesday 07 April 2021, 6:00PM
  • Community Wellbeing
    Wednesday 07 April 2021, 7:00PM

Contact the Parish Manager

Central Swindon North Parish Council

Telephone: 01793466499
Email: admin@centralswindonnorth-pc.gov.uk

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