Spelthorne Covid Champions Briefing – 24th June

Spelthorne Borough Council latest updates
Surrey County Council COVID updates and resources including translations into different languages
• Surrey’s weekly data dashboard is published every Friday, which includes case rates, VOCs and vaccinations
National data on testing, cases, vaccine, deaths is updated daily, now also available in easy-read version
• In the UK, up to 13 June 68,449 people tested positive in last 7 days, an increase of 31.4%, with 74 deaths
within 28 days of a positive test between 9 and 21 June, an increase of 8 (12.1%) from previous 7 days
• 1st vaccine doses – 43,127,763 (81.9% of population)
• 2nd vaccine doses – 31,449,915 (59.7% of population)
• R number for England is 1.2-1.4, daily infection growth rate range of +3% to +6%, as of 18 June

• There will be a mobile testing unit at Green Street Car Park, Sunbury Park on 26 June – 1 July and at
Laleham Park Car Park 23 – 24 July. No vehicle access will be available.

Key Message: COVID-19 vaccine available to those aged 18 years and over

• From 18 June 2021, all adults aged 18 years and over are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination
• Vaccinations can be booked appointments at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or you can wait to be
invited to go to a local NHS service
• Vaccines are safe – they reduce illness and death. Do not wait as you may become infected

COVID-19 Vaccinations

• Surrey Heartlands CCG FAQs, updates + vaccination helpline (not booking service):
0300 561 2500 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri / syheartlandsccg.vaccination@nhs.net

Surge Testing in Reigate & Banstead

Surge testing involves increased local testing, led by the local authority, to protect against new Variants of
Concern spreading in the local community.
• Between 18 and 27 June 2021, surge testing in the north of Reigate and Banstead borough is taking place:
o Area 1 – Banstead, Walton-on-the-hill, and Tattenham Corner
o Area 2 – Reigate town centre
• Surge testing is being carried out to control the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant which is especially evident
in younger adults and secondary school age children
• Visit Surrey Surge Testing for full details

How to get a COVID-19 test

• If you don’t have symptoms order a lateral flow test online or use NHS postcode checker to find a
nearby pharmacy where you can get one
• You may also be able to get a test via work or study – watch this short video on how to do a rapid
lateral flow test at home
• If you do have symptoms, get a free PCR test – book online or call 119

Managing feelings about lockdown easing

Many of us struggled to maintain our mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. In full lockdown things
might have felt more certain or predictable, but now that lockdown restrictions are easing things might feel
less clear. It can feel stressful when things are changing, and it takes time to readjust.
Lifting of restrictions can bring about new anxieties and challenges such as restarting a business, visiting
vulnerable family or friends, feeling safe or even understanding the new guidance. You may worry about there
being an increase in COVID-19 infections or have anxiety about having the vaccine. The world may seem unsafe
now, whether or not you felt like this before the pandemic. You may be grieving for people who have died, or
from other types of loss, such as the loss of a job, opportunities or a sense of community.

It’s ok to ask for help for your mental wellbeing, you are not alone. To find local services and tips on self-help go to Healthy Surrey website or MIND