Wiltshire Council will be broadcasting their fourth live public COVID-19 update this week, which will include an NHS update on the local vaccination programme, the latest local information on the Council’s response, and a panel will answering questions sent in by residents.

The broadcast takes place on Wednesday 27th January at 7pm. The live briefing will be broadcast via Microsoft Teams. Wiltshire Council Leader, Cllr Philip Whitehead, will once again be joined by Terence Herbert, Chief Executive of Wiltshire Council, and Kate Blackburn, Director of Public Health, to help guide people through the latest information and regulations.

On this occasion they will be joined by Andy Brown, the council’s Corporate Director for Resources, who will be providing a financial update following the recent publication of the draft budget proposals for 2021/2022, which outlines how the council will help the county recover from COVID-19. Gill May, Director of Nursing and Quality for the BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG, will also be on hand to provide an update on the local rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

The broadcast will also be an opportunity to hear about the latest rate of COVID-19 cases in Wiltshire, arrangements in place to mitigate the spread of the virus, and the work that is continuing to support residents and businesses at this time.

You can submit any questions you have about COVID-19 and the local response in advance by emailing communications@wiltshire.gov.uk no later than 5pm today (Monday 25th January).

The briefing will also be recorded and available via the Wiltshire Council YouTube channel as soon as possible afterwards.