New 'Rule of 6' law for social gatherings
The Government has announced new measures to suppress the virus and keep the number of infections down.
From Monday 14 September, you must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than six. This will apply indoors and outdoors, including private homes.
This change will simplify and clarify the rules on social gatherings, so they are easier to understand and easier for the police to enforce. There will be a limited number of exemptions. COVID-19 Secure venues, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues, can still host larger numbers in total, but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups.
More Wiltshire libraries to open, providing an order and collect service
A further eight libraries will soon be opening in Wiltshire, providing a new order and collect service to local residents.
From 14 September, libraries in Amesbury, Bradford on Avon, Calne and Marlborough will open, followed on 21 September by Royal Wootton Bassett, Westbury and Melksham. On 28 September Malmesbury will open.
People won’t be able to drop-in and browse at these libraries but an order and collect service has been set-up providing access to books. People can also book to use the computers for up to 45 minutes. It is hoped that people will be able to browse at these libraries in due course.
School admissions window now open for primary and secondary school places
You can now apply for primary and secondary school places for September 2021 entry, for children starting school for the first time or for children who are moving from a primary to secondary school or from an infant to junior school.
Applications can be submitted online at www.wiltshire.gov.uk until the national deadline dates of 31 October 2020 for secondary schools and 15 January 2020 for primary schools and infant to junior transfer.
The National Offer Day for school places from applications received before the published deadlines are 1 March 2021 for secondary and 16 April 2021 for primary and junior places. You will be able to log back into the online system on the National Offer Day to view the outcome of your application.