Community (COVID) Champions updates
Please keep Hands, Face, Space even after the vaccine
More information in your borough:
Epsom and Ewell
Surrey County Council COVID updates and resources including translations into different languages
Surrey’s data Dashboard is published each Friday
- National data on testing, cases, vaccine, deaths is updated daily, now also available in an easy-read version
- In the UK, up to 26 July, 252,875 people tested positive in the last 7 days, a decrease of 21.1%, with 445 deaths within 28 days of a positive test between 20 and 26 July, an increase of 14 (50.3%) from previous 7 days
- 1st vaccine doses – 46,589,211 (88.1% of population)
- 2nd vaccine doses – 37,287,384 (70.5% of population)
R number for England is 1.2-1.4, daily infection growth rate range of 4% to +6%, as of 26 July
Key Message: Test and Trace guidance for the workplace
- Following the rising numbers of workers having to self-isolate after either being contacted by Test & Trace or ‘pinged’ by the NHS Covid-19 App, as close contacts of a case, the Government has announced new Test and Trace Workplace Guidance for critical services where staff absence would have a major detrimental effect.
- This allows for a limited number of named critical workers who are fully vaccinated, to leave self-isolation for the purposes of undertaking critical work only and following strict rules. The exemption only allows staff to leave self-isolation to go to work and back again; it does not allow any other activity e.g. shopping even if it is for essentials. This applies until 16 August 2021 after which fully vaccinated close contacts will be exempt from self-isolation.
- Frontline health and social care staff exemption from self-isolation can also be authorised in exceptional circumstances. For frontline social care staff in Surrey, a local process has been designed to manage applications from social care organisations for their staff members.
- Details for other critical workers are still being worked through; updates will be provided as soon as possible.
The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the virus
- All adults aged 18 and over can access a COVID-19 vaccination by:
Changes to self-isolation rules for fully vaccinated individuals from 16 August
- From 16 August, individuals who have had both vaccines (14 days post final dose) and are under 18s, will no longer need to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19
G Live Vaccination site moves
From 29th July until the end of August, the GP-led vaccination service based at G Live managed by the local GP Federation, Procare Health will re-locate to George Abbot School in Guildford.
Sessions will be available weekdays and on Saturdays and Sundays throughout August; opening times will vary dependent on clinics. Parking is available at the site and traffic management will be available on arrival to provide guidance on where to park and how to find the vaccination clinic.
Testing – How to get a COVID Test
Testing – for those without symptoms
rapid lateral flow test at home