Spelthorne Covid Champions Briefing – 8th 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 data full data report is published every Friday. This 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 5 July 178,128 people tested positive in last 7 days, an increase of 53.2%, with 128 deaths within 28 days of a positive test between 29 and 5 July, an increase of 6 (4.9%) from previous 7 days
• 1st vaccine doses – 45,351,719 (86.1% of population)
• 2nd vaccine doses – 33,726,362 (64.0% of population)
R number for England is 1.1-1.3, daily infection growth rate range of +2% to +5%, as of 2 July

• There will be a mobile testing unit at Green Street Car Park, Sunbury Park on 28 – 31 July and at Laleham Park Car Park 23 – 24 July. No vehicle access will be available.
• Free asymptomatic Covid-19 testing is available at Staines-upon-Thames market (outside Greggs) every Wednesday in July.

Key Message: Most restrictions set to end in England on 19 July

Most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 will be lifted when England enters step 4 of the Government’s roadmap on 19 July. An announcement confirming this is expected on 12 July
This means there will no longer be:
• A requirement to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with
• A limit on the number of people you can meet
• An expectation for people to work from home
• A requirement to wear face coverings in any setting
• A limit on the number of people who can attend weddings, civil partnerships, funerals and other life events
• A limit on the group sizes attending communal worship
On 19 July the use of COVID bubbles in schools, colleges and early years settings will also end
Schools COVID-19 operational guidance (applies until Step 4) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Self-isolation to be eased for fully vaccinated adults in step 4:
From 16 August, people who have had both doses of the vaccine and under 18s will no longer need to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19
• Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will still be required to self-isolate.
New COVID-19 Guidance
COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021 Roadmap (published 5 July) – provides details of step four and how the government will continue to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus
Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread – guidance to come into effect when England moves to step 4 of the roadmap
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COVID-19 Vaccinations
• Vaccines are the way out of this pandemic.
• Vaccines are the best way to protect people from coronavirus and have saved thousands of lives.
• Vaccinated people are:
o far less likely to get COVID with symptoms
o even more unlikely to get serious COVID-19, to be admitted to hospital, or to die from it
o less likely to pass the virus to others
• All adults aged 18 and over can book a vaccination appointments

COVID-19 Vaccinations

• Vaccines are the way out of this pandemic.
• Vaccines are the best way to protect people from coronavirus and have saved thousands of lives.
• Vaccinated people are:
o far less likely to get COVID with symptoms
o even more unlikely to get serious COVID-19, to be admitted to hospital, or to die from it
o less likely to pass the virus to others
• All adults aged 18 and over can book a vaccination appointment or access vaccinations at Surrey’s walk-in and pop-up clinics

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

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
• Or call 119