A GP has spoken of her concerns around the spike in coronavirus cases in Swindon.

Dr Amanda Webb from Westrop Surgery in Highworth is urging people to do all they can to stop the spread of Covid.

The CCG’s clinical chair for Swindon and is reminding people to stay safe following the XPO Logistics outbreak, which has seen Swindon placed on a government watchlist of places that could face a local lockdown.

Dr Webb said: “These outbreaks are a stark reminder that coronavirus is still with us and we need to act accordingly.

“Staying at least 2m apart from others when outside our homes, coupled with regular hand washing and mask wearing in shops and on public transport, will keep us safe and keep the rate of infection down.

“It’s never been more important for people to self-isolate and to get tested for coronavirus at the first sign of symptoms showing, as this not only protects others but allows our public health team to really get a hold on where the virus is active.

“The testing is free and quick to arrange, with the results usually being returned within a day or two, so please do not put it off or dismiss the symptoms as a common cold, as this carelessness could ultimately cost lives.”

Anyone showing symptoms for coronavirus can book a test by calling 119.