Cases per 100,000 people for 7 days: Mole Valley 10

Please keep hands, face, space even after the vaccine.

For more information please visit;

https://molevalley.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates

Surrey County Council COVID updates and resources including translations into different languages

Surrey’s data Dashboard is published each Friday

 


National updates

* National Data on testing, cases, vaccine, deaths is updated daily, now also available in an easy-read version

* In the UK to 3 May 4,423,796 people have tested positive, with 127,543 deaths within 28 days of a positive test – on 4 May there were only 4 deaths in the whole of the UK

* 34,667,904 1st vaccine doses, 15,630,007 2nd vaccine doses

* R 0.8-1.1, daily infection growth rate range of -4% to -1%

(30 April, for England only)


Vaccines

National Vaccination Programme

* People who will turn 40 before 1 July 2021 can now have a COVID-19 vaccination – book via NHS website

* Surrey Heartlands CCG FAQs, updates + vaccination helpline (not booking service):

0300 561 2500 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri/ syheartlandsccg.vaccination@nhs.net

* Frimley ICS FAQs, updates and social media at:

Twitter: @FrimleyHC  or Facebook: @FrimleyHealthandCare

 

The NHS to bust myths and boost uptake

 

 


Epsom Vaccination Centre is moving

* The Epsom Racecourse national vaccination hub is moving to Sandown Park Racecourse from Mon 17 May

* Vaccinations will continue at Epsom Racecourse until 15 May

* Local people booking appointments now may have their first dose at Epsom and second at Sandown Park

* The GP-led local vaccination service will also relocate on the same dates but will stay in the Epsom area

 


Check before you share

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is leading a campaign to help tackle the spread of false information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

DCMS has developed a toolkit of content you can share on social media to tackle false information spread through private channels. This follows concerns from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) of low vaccine uptake in some communities.

The materials have been updated to include videos on Ramadan and address people’s concerns about fertility.

 


#Ididitfor

Surrey County Council has launched a new social media campaign to help residents across the county spread the word about the vaccine and encourage others to get their jabs.

#Ididitfor pop-up boards will be appearing at some vaccination sites and people can take a video or selfie in front of these, holding up a sign with their own personal reasons for having the vaccine. This could be anything from “to visit my Nan” to “so I can go on holiday.”

If you’d like to take part, you can also print and write your own sign (see below). Please make sure you get consent before filming or photographing other people – a consent form and briefing document is available.

Go ahead and post your selfies or videos on social media using the hashtag #Ididitfor. For more information or resources, contact Surrey’s communications team: catherine.jevans@surreycc.gov.uk

 


Testing – Every test helps stop the spread

Be My Eyes: COVID testing for the visually impaired

People with sight loss can now do home COVID-19 tests with the support of NHS staff and the Be My Eyes app – the Royal National Institute of the Blind has a guide of what to expect when receiving an at-home test

Everyone in England with no symptoms can take a free rapid lateral flow COVID-19 test twice a week. 

People aged 16+ can get a free LFD test at a Surrey community testing site or participating pharmacy.

You can either:

* Book Online

* Call 020 8865 1952 (Mon-Fri 08.30, Sat-Sun 09:00-17:00, local charges apply)

* Collect a test kit for home use

You will receive your result by text or email from NHS Test & Trace, usually within 30 minutes.

Some people may be able to access a test via their place of work or study.


Reducing Health Inequalities

Give blood – do something amazing!

Giving blood is safe and easy. Extra safety measures in place include:

Black donors needed

The increased demand for some rare subtypes more common in people of black heritage means the NHS needs more black people to become blood donors.

Demand for these subtypes is growing as more people have regular transfusions to treat blood disorders such as sickle cell anaemia.

People from all communities can give blood to make sure there’s the right blood available for everyone.

Most people can give blood if they’re fit and healthy – check if you can donate

 

With Ramadan continuing until 12/13 May, remember:

 

 

* Receiving the vaccine does not break the fast

* Rule of 6 applies to outdoor iftars – you must only gather indoors with your household/ support bubble

To learn more about virtual iftars, visit http://www.ramadantentproject.com/

For the full #SafeRamadan 2021 guidance: https://mcb.org.uk/resources/ramadan/


Get Help to Buy Food & Milk (Healthy Start)

Only 50% of eligible people claim their voucher

The payment rate increased on 1 April 2021

If you are pregnant or have children under 4 you may be entitled to free vouchers

or monthly payments to spend on:

You may also be entitled to collect vitamins – ask your Health Visitor for more details.

You will receive:

Eligibility depends on what benefits you or your partner are receiving.

Visit the Healthy Start website to find out more and how to apply


Supporting the Community

Mental Health

(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 textphone or smartphone app. Website:

Families

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

 

 

Sign up to become COVID Champions

Community COVID Champions are playing integral part in the fight against misinformation. Join our growing network in Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell and Mole Valley.

Surrey COVID community Champions

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