Spelthorne Covid Champions briefing – 2nd July

COVID-19 Data – Local and national

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 28 June 116,287 people tested positive in last 7 days, an increase of 69.9%, with 122 deaths within 28 days of a positive test between 22 and 28 June, an increase of 48 (64.9%) from previous 7 days
• 1st vaccine doses – 43,127,763 (81.9% of population)
• 2nd vaccine doses – 32,583,746 (61.9% of population)
R number for England is 1.2-1.4, daily infection growth rate range of +3% to +6%, as of 25 June

Key Message: Target date for easing lockdown restrictions remains 19 July

• The Government has confirmed the target date for moving into Step 4 of the Roadmap is still 19 July 2021
• England will remain in Step 3 until 19 July; restrictions will not be lifted early
• People should continue to observe the rules and remember Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air
• Full guidance: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Surrey Vaccination Walk-in and Pop-up Clinics
• Vaccinations are now available for over 18s at walk-in and pop-up clinics across the county
• No appointment is needed, but you should only attend if you meet the criteria.
• Some walk-in and pop-up sites are only offering certain vaccines and you must have the same vaccine for your first and second doses
• For the latest information and locations of walk-in and pop-up clinics visit Surrey Heartlands CCG website

Local Vaccination Information – Useful Links

NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG
Frequently Asked Questions
Vaccination Programme Updates
Vaccination Sites
Vaccination helpline (not booking service):
0300 561 2500 9am-4pm (Mon-Fri) syheartlandsccg.vaccination@nhs.net
Twitter: @SyHeartlandsCCG
Facebook @NHSSurreyHeartlandsCCG

It is vital to have both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to gain maximum protection against all existing and emerging variants. Get vaccinated when you are eligible. Book your first and / or second dose vaccination now

• All adults aged 18 and over in Surrey can now be vaccinated against COVID-19
• Vaccinations can be booked appointments or you can wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service
• It is vital to have both doses of the vaccine to gain maximum protection against all existing and emerging variants

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

Wheel of Well-being – Keep Learning

The Wheel of Well-being recommends that we keep learning. Not only can new skills be useful, but it also improves your mental wellbeing. Life-long learners are likely to be more optimistic, better satisfied and will have a better ability to get the most out of their lives.
It’s also likely to mean you can cope with stressful situations better. Whether it’s a new skill for work or something you have wanted to learn for a while but never got round to it, or a skill to help improve your quality of life.
There are a few ways to find out what courses are available, see what Surrey Adult Learning has to offer. Explore online learning with world class universities and industry experts at Future Learn or Udemy, offering flexible, free or affordable classes.