COVID-19 Dashboard

We are in the roadmap out of LOCKDOWN

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.

These rules apply from May 17:

  • Indoor hospitality can reopen and indoor entertainment can resume, including cinemas, museums, and children’s play areas.
  • Up to six people or two households will be able to meet indoors and up to 30 people outdoors.
  • All remaining outdoor entertainment can reopen, such as outdoor cinemas and performances. Some larger events will be able to take place, including conferences, theatre and concert performances, and sports events. Restrictions on the number of attendees will remain as set out in the roadmap.
  • Guidance on meeting family and friends will be updated. The public can make informed, personal decisions on close contact, such as hugging, with their friends and family. Close contact continues to carry a risk of catching or spreading COVID-19, and people must consider the risk to themselves and to others. COVID-secure rules remain for the workplace and businesses, such as in shops and hospitality.
  • International travel can begin to safely reopen from 17 May, allowing people to go on foreign holidays to ‘green’ list countries. Strict border control measures will remain in place, including pre-departure tests and a PCR test on or before day two of their arrival back in the UK.
  • Face coverings will no longer be needed in classrooms or for students in communal areas in secondary schools and colleges. Twice weekly home testing will remain to control infection rates.
  • All remaining university students will be eligible to return to in-person teaching and learning from 17 May, and should get tested twice a week upon return.
  • Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions, and commemorative events including wakes, as well as standalone life-cycle events. These can take place outdoors or at any indoor COVID secure venue that is permitted to open. The number of people able to attend a funeral will be determined by the number that can be safely accommodated in the venue with social distancing in place.
  • Organised adult sport and exercise classes can resume indoors and saunas and steam rooms may reopen.
  • Care homes residents will be able to have up to five named visitors, with two visitors able to attend at once provided they are tested and follow infection control measures. Residents will also have greater freedoms to leave their home without having to isolate on their return.
  • You should continue to work from home if you can.


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 04/06/21.



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 04/06/21.















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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