This web page will contain latest news and updates for residents regarding the coronavirus. We are working with partners across the county through the local resilience forum to safeguard the health of residents.

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Anyone can spread the virus.

Full government guidance on staying at home and away from others

Council service updates

For the latest updates about our services, please check our latest news, Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Municipal Offices closure

The Municipal Offices is open only to visitors with pre-arranged appointments for urgent housing benefit, homelessness and licensing enquiries which cannot be dealt with online or by telephone.

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Waste disposal and service status

The household recycling centre at Swindon Road is currently closed until further notice and bulky waste collections are suspended.

We have set up a page with advice and guidance about the disposal of waste and the waste services during the current coronavirus situation. Please check the page for updates.

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Crematorium services

To make sure that we can keep offering cremations as safely as possible during this time we have made some changes to our services.

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Using Cheltenham’s parks during COVID-19 lockdown

Our green spaces remain open for you to take your daily exercise, but cafes, toilets, play areas, and recreational facilities will remain closed. Please ensure you follow the government’s guidelines to reduce social interaction.

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Community advice and support

Advice and support for you and your community.

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Business advice and support

Advice and support for local businesses.

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Government updates

Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms

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NHS information

Information from the NHS about the virus and how to protect yourself

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Answers to common questions about Coronavirus

Information from the World Health Organisation answering common questions about the virus

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Information about Covid-19 in other countries

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Information in other languages

From the World Health Organization

Other ministries of health guidelines

Visit the New Zealand Ministry of Health website for information in:

  • Farsi
  • Thai
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • New Zealand sign language