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Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council

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Coronavirus Vaccine – Message from Tinkers Lane Surgery

Rob Noel, Managing Partner at Tinkers Lane Surgery wishes to communicate the following message to residents:- 

RWB Surgeries are part of Bath, Swindon & Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BSW CCG) and share a Primary Care Network (PCN) with Purton, Malmesbury, Cricklade and Tolsey surgeries as a group.

They have been liaising with NHS for the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine since 21st December. I’m sure you have all read this vaccine is very difficult to maintain and all 975 doses have to be delivered in a short space of time (3.5 days after delivery), because of this, only one venue is allowed to deliver the vaccine to surgery patients in the group; Malmesbury Primary Care Centre (MPCC) will be our location.

Our surgeries hope to receive confirmation they will get their allocation of the vaccine by the 7th January (To be confirmed); the surgeries will then contact their over 80 year olds in order to book an appointment at Malmesbury Care Centre for the 10th/11th January (To be confirmed).

Out of the total allocation for the PCN of 975 vaccines in this first wave, New Court Surgery has been allocated 165 and Tinkers Lane has 190 to vaccinate the 80 + cohort of patients as directed by NHS England. Please don’t contact them, they will contact you.  This first wave of 975 vaccines will not vaccinate all 80 + year olds in the RWB area, but it is anticipated that more vaccines will become available following this initial wave and as such, the remainder in this cohort will get vaccinated as soon as practicable.

Once the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine gets approved, it is the aim of the RWB surgeries to administer it to their patients locally at patients’ registered surgeries (Tinkers Lane and New Court) in the same way as the flu jab is normally delivered on an annual basis.  However, this aim still has to be authorised by the BSW CCG/NHS England.

Please be patient and stay safe.


Wiltshire Council Covid 19 Update

The Wiltshire Council local authority area has moved into the COVID-19 Tier 3 ‘very high’ category from 31 December 2020.

This means greater restrictions have now been introduced. They include:

  • People must not socialise with anyone they do not live with or who is not in their support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • People must not meet socially in a private garden or most outdoor public venues with anybody they do not live with or do not have a support bubble with
  • People can see friends and family in a group of up to six (limit includes children of any age) in some outdoor spaces including parks, countryside, forest, public gardens, allotments, grounds of a heritage site, outdoor sports courts and facilities, playground
  • Hospitality settings, such as bars (including shisha bars), pubs, cafes, restaurants, and social clubs must close except for takeaway, delivery and click and collect services. This includes restaurants and bars within hotels or member’s clubs.

More information can be found in their latest newsletter. Visit also our website page on Wiltshire Council support.

Covid 19 Tier 3 Poster


Wiltshire Council Covid 19 Update for Christmas

Guidance on Christmas bubbles with friends and family has changed – bubble can only be formed on 25 December

The plans to allow households to meet up for a five day period from 23 to 27 December have now been changed. The Government has  confirmed that those who are not in a Tier 4 area (Wiltshire is in Tier 2) may see a maximum of two other households on Christmas Day (25 December) only. However, you are not allowed to meet with anyone from a Tier 4 area.

The guidance states:

  • keep your Christmas bubble as small as possible. Two other households is a maximum, not a target
  • do not join a Christmas bubble with anyone from a Tier 4 area
  • stop all unnecessary social contact outside your immediate household as soon as possible and for at least five days before you meet other households in your bubble
  • only meet your Christmas bubble in private homes or in your garden, places of worship, or public outdoor spaces
  • only see your bubble on Christmas Day. Do not stay overnight and keep your visits as short as possible
  • stay local where possible. Avoid travelling from a high prevalence to a low prevalence area
  • only meet people who are not in your Christmas bubble outside your home according to the rules in the tier you live in (unless coming from a lower to a higher tier) and do not meet socially with friends and family that you do not live with in your home or garden unless they are part of your Christmas bubble

More information can be found at Christmas bubble guidance.

On 31st December 2020 Wiltshire moved to Tier 3 Very High Alert status

Covid 19 Tier 3 Poster

Amenities Meeting – Thursday 7th January 2021

Residents can view the Agenda for the meeting on the Calendar of Meetings found on the home page.


Amenities Meeting Notice for Thursday 7th January 2021

Wiltshire Farmers Market

Wiltshire Farmers Market last market date is tomorrow, Saturday 19th December 2020. Pop along to buy some last minute Christmas gifts and produce. Traders and Producers come from a 30 mile radius of the markets and they have grown, reared or made their products, generally using local grown/reared ingredients.

Support local markets! and don’t forget to socially distance and stay home if you are symptomatic.

Wiltshire Council Update

Wiltshire to remain in Tier 2: High Alert
18 December 2020

Following a Government review, Wiltshire remains in Tier 2: High alert, which is the same tier it has been in since 2 December.

This means that the following measures continue to be in place:

  • you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than six people outside, including gardens or public spaces
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs
  • pubs and bars must remain closed, unless operating as restaurants and alcohol can only be served with substantial meals
  • hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises must provide table service and are now required to close between 11pm and 5am with last orders being taken at 10pm

The test centres will be open throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

Click on link for further information published in the newsletter. It includes Christmas Bubble, Christmas and New Year waste and recycling times and much more!

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