Amesbury - Latest Advice From Public Health England

5 July 2018, 10:11 | Updated: 5 July 2018, 10:19

Police at the scene in Amesbury

Here for the latest advice from Public Health England after 2 people in Wiltshire were exposed to a nerve agent.

Update - as of 10am Thursday 5th July.
Please check HERE for latest from PHE. 
Locations identified by the police:
  • Queen Elizabeth Gardens in Salisbury
  • A property at John Baker House, Rolleston Street, Salisbury
  • A property on Muggleton Road, Amesbury
  • Boots the chemist, Stonehenge Walk, Amesbury
  • The Baptist church on Raleigh Crescent, Amesbury
Mike Wade, Deputy Director of Health Protection for PHE South West, said:
"Our current advice, based on the small number of casualties affected, is that the risk to the public is low. We will keep this assessment under constant review as further information becomes known.
While there is no immediate health risk to anyone who may have been in any of the 5 locations identified by police today (Thursday 5 July 2018), as a highly precautionary measure we are advising that people who visited the sites between 10pm on June 29 and 6.30pm on Saturday, June 30, undertake the following actions."
If you visited any of the 5 locations (above) identified by police you should:
  • Wash the clothing that you were wearing in an ordinary washing machine using your regular detergent at the temperature recommended for the clothing
  • Wipe personal items such as phones, handbags and other electronic items with cleansing or baby wipes and dispose of the wipes in the bin (ordinary domestic waste disposal)
  • If your items are dry-clean only, you should keep them double-bagged and securely fastened. Further details will follow.
  • None of these actions should damage your washing machine
  • Other items such as jewellery and spectacles which cannot go in the washing machine or be cleaned with baby wipes, should be hand washed with warm water and detergent and then rinsed with clean cold water
  • Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after cleaning any items
  • You do not need to seek advice from a health professional unless you are experiencing symptoms