The town’s health chief asked people to remain cautious as travel policies continue to be eased. 

From October 24, fully-vaccinated travellers coming to England will no longer need to take a PCR test on day two after arrivals. 

Cheaper lateral flow tests can be used instead to check people do not carry the deadly virus with them. 

Swindon Borough Council director of public health Steve Maddern said: “Whenever they change the rules of the guidance, there’s always a risk that’s carried with that.

“As we continue to progress through the pandemic – and we are seeing those vaccination rates increasing higher and higher – that helps to reduce the risk. And we do need to balance this in regard to the broader economy. 

“Whenever we see policy changes, the proof is in the delivery. So, we won’t truly know what the impact of this will be until it begins. 

“But I think it still reinforces the message to individuals that just because the policy is changing, people still need to be very cautious.” 

“Covid hasn’t gone away, not in this country, or countries that they’re visiting. So, they should be very mindful of how they are testing to then respond accordingly to the results that they have.”