Spelthorne Covid Champions Briefing – 7th May

  • Spelthorne Borough Council latest updates
  • Surrey County Council COVID updates and resources including translations into different languages
  • Surrey’s data Dashboard is published each Fri
  • National Data on testing, cases, vaccine, deaths is updated daily, now also available in 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)
  • There will also be a Mobile Testing Unit at Laleham Riverside on 12-15 May and at Green Street Car Park, Sunbury Park
    on 20-23 May, 29-31 May. No vehicle access will be available

Vaccine

National Vaccination Programme

Share video: Stars Join Forces with the NHS to bust myths and boost uptake

This week’s key message:

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

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

Testing

  • 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.
    • Alternatively, order a test online from the national programme for home delivery
    • For a guide on how to do a rapid lateral flow test at home, a short video is available
    Surrey County Council’s website is updated regularly with any changes to test sites or eligibility

Ramadan

Dr Salma Rahman, a GP in Woking, shares COVID-19 vaccination guidance during Ramadan and how to keep yourself, your
family and community safe during the holy month.
Share video: Dr Salma Rahman on Ramadan safety and the vaccine

With Ramadan continuing until 12/13 May, remember:

  • Receiving the vaccine does not break the fast
  • The rule of 6 applies to outdoor iftars – you must only gather indoors with your household or bubble
    To learn how to organise or join a virtual iftar: http://www.ramadantentproject.com/
    For the full #SafeRamadan 2021 guidance: https://mcb.org.uk/resources/ramadan
  • For families with children aged 0-19 Call the Surrey wide advice line on 01883 340922 available 8am-5pm,
    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
  • Share video: Surrey Perinatal Mental Healthare also available to help you understand your child