Wiltshire Police's enquiry office at Bourne Hill in Salisbury reopens to the public from today (July 15).

It will be open from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm, and Saturday, 9am to 1pm. But will be closed on Sunday.

Signs have been fitted outside of the building, which notifies visitors of the process. There will be physical barriers put in place to maintain 2m social distancing.

All visitors are expected to sanitise their hands at the designated area before entering the enquiry office.

Front counters have been fitted with Perspex screens and there is also tape on the floor, which will guide visitors on where to stand when speaking to an enquiry officer. 

The public toilets at Bourne Hill are also open.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Swindon and Wiltshire Angus Macpherson said: "I welcome the decision to re-open enquiry offices at Trowbridge, Gablecross and Bourne Hill. It is important that the police are able to deliver a vital public service when safe and appropriate to do so.

“The health and safety of both the public and our officers and staff has been at the forefront of our minds throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and we have continued to follow the guidance set out by the Government.

“Despite some of our enquiry offices re-opening, and extensive safety measures being put in place throughout our estate, I want to remind people of the other ways the police can be contacted. Calling us or visiting the Wiltshire Police website is still the safest option for everyone”.

Chief Constable Kier Pritchard added: "I want to thank people for their continued patience and understanding as we continue to adapt to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the new normal.

“I want to reassure you that the initial closure of our enquiry offices has not impacted our visibility in your communities. Our police stations have been, and will remain running as normal, and you will have no doubt seen our Community Policing Teams out and about on patrol in your area, and responding to 999 and 101 calls.

"I want to thank you all for you continued support for Wiltshire Police. These are unprecedented times, and I know there are still challenges and uncertainty ahead, but as ever, we are committed to providing the very best service to the communities of Wiltshire and Swindon."

Members of the public are still able to contact Wiltshire Police via the 999 emergency and 101 non-emergency numbers, its website, and using the yellow phones outside enquiry offices.