COVID-19 Dashboard

Most COVID restrictions have been lifted, but we are urged to continue protecting ourselves and others

This page has all the latest information on the situation in the Banbury FM area.   Below the details of the current rules you will find the latest graphs showing the infection rates around our area.

We have answered some questions on the information here at the bottom of the page.   If you have a question please email news@banburyfm.com.




If you think you might need a test for COVID-19 follow the instructions on this website.

The government has lifted Plan B measures in England. They ask that you continue to follow safer behaviours to protect yourself and others:

  • Get vaccinated and get your booster dose
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required

From January 20 there is no requirement for staff and pupils in secondary schools and colleges to wear a face covering in classrooms.

From January 27 there is no requirement to wear a face covering.   The government suggests you continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.   Also you will no longer need to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law.

From February 11 if you’re fully vaccinated you will no longer need to take a COVID-19 test either before or after arrival in the UK. You still need to complete a passenger locator form.   If you are not fully vaccinated you will need to take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on or before day 2 after you arrive in the UK. You will not need to quarantine unless the result of the PCR test is positive. You still need to complete a passenger locator form.



COVID-19 infection rates in the Banbury FM area:

This graph shows the infection rates in the Banbury FM area over time.   It includes Banbury and its surrounding villages, Brackley, Kings Sutton, Greatworth, Evenley, Middleton Cheney and Chipping Warden.

This data runs up to 21/01/22.



Infections in your area

The following graphs show the number of COVID-19 infections in each area of North Oxfordshire and neighbouring areas of South Northants over a number of weeks.

Each graph uses the official government data for the total number of infections per week – the number of people with a lab-confirmed positive test result.   Please note that areas with infections under 3 people are now officially suppressed to protect the identities of the individuals concerned.

The graphs contain the most recent data which includes all cases up to 21/01/22.

Graphs for Banbury town

Graphs for areas outside Banbury town


Q & A

Your graphs show no infections in an area but the school is closed because the teachers have infections.

The teachers will be recorded in the figures for where they live, not where they work.   The Infections In Your Area graphs are full week data up to the date shown.   Recent infections after this date will not yet be shown but will be added when the full week data is released by the government.

We can’t understand your 7-day figures as some days they are going up and the next they are lower.

The seven day chart shows the number of new infections for the last seven days only.   The window it views moves on each day.   So if 5 people were recorded on day 1, in seven days time that data falls outside the seven day window and therefore it is taken out.   We all hope to see this graph have less entries every day as that means the number of new infections is falling.

The graphs don’t look like things are getting worse, so what’s the problem.

Please remember the graphs show NEW cases.   These are not cumulative graphs.   New cases are not good.   We should aim for no cases.

You are making things look worse by adding several villages together.

The official data is released in electoral wards and that is how we report it.   If you visit the Cherwell District Council website you will see that, for example, Adderbury, Bodicote and Bloxham is one ward.   Conversely Banbury is split into several wards.   This is due in part to the number of people living in an area.

Since when has Brackley been in North Oxfordshire.

It isn’t.   We were asked to add information for the areas in South Northamptonshire that are our nearest neighbours.   People in Middleton Cheeney will probably visit Banbury and interact with the community here.   In broadcast terms Ofcom notes “Banbury and Brackley” as one area.   When we quote Cherwell figures the data from South Northants isn’t included.

Where does this information come from.

We receive the data presented above from the official government daily feed.


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