Surrey County Council COVID updates and resources including translations into different languages
Staying safe during summer
In recent weeks we have seen a rise in COVID cases in the South East and across the country, with a shift in the dominant strain from the Omicron BA.2 variant. The latest data indicates that Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 now account for more than half of rising COVID-19 cases in the UK and are driving the recent increase in infections.
Remember we can all play our part to help protect yourself, your family and your community. For more information visit 👉Staying Safe During Summer – UK Health Security Agency (blog.gov.uk). For the most up-to date guidance click here.
You’ll be offered appointment dates from 12 weeks after their 1st dose. In the Guide for Parents of Children aged 5 to 11 parents and guardians can find useful information and resources to take an informed decision.
If you’re planning to travel outside the UK, check health information for your destination before you go. You may need vaccines to protect you from serious diseases found in some parts of the world and may also need medication, for example to protect you against malaria.
Check the advice for your destination on TravelHealthPro and speak to your practice nurse, GP, pharmacist or a travel clinic ideally 4-6 weeks before travel to get appropriate advice for your trip. They can give you information about vaccinations and any extra precautions or medication you might need to take.
Be sure to check the COVID-19 rules and entry requirements for the country you are travelling to.
Read more about travel illnesses, vaccinations and travel health advice.
NHS COVID-19 Pass COVID-19 boosters will now show in the NHS COVID Pass. You can get your COVID Pass for free from the NHS App, or on http://nhs.uk
Local Vaccine Information
Surrey Heartlands CCG
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Community Mental Health Support
The lengthy pandemic and its difficult impacts on all our lives mean many of us are struggling at times with our mental health, especially our children and young people
(24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or text 07717 989 024, people with hearing impairments can dial 18001 0800 915 4644 from their text-phone or smartphone app. Website:
As we adjust to the latest national COVID-19 lockdown, it is important that you know how to access the right advice, guidance and support for your family. Surrey County Council and NHS have published a brief guide highlighting a range of resources to help maintain your child’s wellbeing and to address any emotional needs, as well as guidance to help you spot early signs.
Click here to download a copy of Health, Wellbeing and Emotional Wellbeing Support for Children in Surrey Guide for Parents and Carers, January 2021
For families with children aged 0-19
Call the Surrey wide advice line on 01883 340922 available 8 am-5 pm, Mon-Fri (excl. bank holidays) and provides support on all aspects of child health, development and parenting.
* Free online guides are also available to help you understand your child
The heat can affect anyone, but some people run a greater risk of serious harm. As our climate changes, hot spells are expected to be more frequent and more intense. During this hot weather, you can help protect yourself and others by:
Heat exhaustion is a heat-related illness that can occur after you’ve been exposed to high temperatures. Learn the symptoms and what to do if you or someone else shows signs of heatstroke during a heatwave here
CSVA is looking for residents and organisations to join a growing network of Surrey Community (COVID) Champions to help spread clear and consistent messages relating to Covid-19 and provide us with the essential feedback and insight we need to make these messages clearer to all our communities. If you are interested in being a part of the network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating in which areas (Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell or Mole Valley) you would like to be Surrey Community (COVID) Champion and how you can help CSVA distribute the message to the communities.
Community (COVID) Champions are playing an integral part in the fight against misinformation. Join our growing network in Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell and Mole Valley.
CSVA is looking for residents and organisations to join a growing network of Surrey COVID Community Champions to help spread clear and consistent messages relating to Covid-19 and providing us with the essential feedback and insight we need to make these messages clearer to all our communities. If you are interested in being a part of the network, please sign up below