Updates on the Salisbury incident

Updated: 16 March at 5.00pm

Following the incident in Salisbury on Sunday 4 March, three inpatients remain in the care of Salisbury District Hospital. A man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s remain in a critical, but stable condition in intensive care after being exposed to a nerve agent.

The police officer, who was also part of the initial response, is conscious and in a stable condition – but is no longer critical.

Lorna Wilkinson, Director of Nursing Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Today’s news about the improvement in Sgt Bailey’s health is very welcome. I want to take this opportunity to thank all our staff who’ve been working tirelessly to give outstanding care to him, as they do with all our patients.

“In addition to the three inpatients at our hospital, we’ve been assessing and discharging a number of other people from the community who’ve had concerns. I want to reassure everyone that none of these people have needed treatment.”

Public Health England has issued advice for those who were in The Mill pub or Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury on Sunday 4 or Monday 5 March 2018 and this can be viewed on the Public Health England website.

Following this advice a number of people have come forward, at the hospital, at GP practices and via the NHS 111 phone number. The NHS is not keeping a tally of every interaction but as identified above only three people have been admitted as a result of the incident.

Based on current evidence, Public Health England is advising that the risk to the general public from this substance has not changed and remains low.