Salisbury Ambulance Station is to be brought back into use as part of Salisbury’s recovery.

It has been handed to the recovery coordinating group (RCG) by Defra following extensive testing and cleaning by specialist teams.

And the site has been handed back to the South West Ambulance Trust, who will carry out remediation work required ahead of it reopening.

This site is the second to be handed to the recovery coordinating group, following The Maltings site which reopened last week.

Alistair Cunningham, chairman of the Salisbury Recovery Coordinating Group said: “This is good news for Salisbury and is another positive step in the recovery programme.

"The city is returning to normal and the release of this site following the Maltings reopening last weekend is encouraging and reassuring that Salisbury is safe for visitors and local residents.”

A Defra spokesman added: "As part of our ongoing clean-up operations in Salisbury, decontamination work is now complete at the Salisbury Ambulance Station.

"The site has been handed back to Wiltshire Council, that has released it back to the NHS Trust.

"Returning this site to use is another positive step for the people of Salisbury and is part of the government's commitment to supporting this historic British city in its recovery."

A South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust spokesperson said: "South Western Ambulance Service has been operating as normal, with paramedics providing care to those who need it, and the move back to the station will be carefully planned to ensure continuity of normal services.”

Other potentially affected sites in the city are being cleaned by specialist teams, including The Mill and Zizzi.

Defra is overseeing the work based on expert advice from DSTL, PHE, DHSC and the Home Office, with the support of specially trained MOD personnel.

The Skripal house is still under police investigation.