Spelthorne Covid Champions Briefing – Friday 12th March

  • Case rate per 100,000 people for 7 days to 4 March: Spelthorne: 51.1 (Last week: 87.1)
  • Please keep hands, face, space and follow the rules to help us move forward with the lockdown roadmap – remember,
    it can take weeks to build immunity after the vaccine
  • Surrey’s data dashboard is updated daily
  • Coronavirus update pages:
  • Spelthorne Borough Council
  • Surrey County Council

To find out the rates in your local area, view this interactive map

  • There will be a Mobile Testing Unit at Green Street Car Park, Sunbury Park on 22-25 March. No vehicle access will be available.
  • Symptom free testing available at Thameside Youth Centre Staines, Broadway Pharmacy Staines, Hive Pharmacy Staines and Trio
    Pharmacy Shepperton. Book online at scc.covid19testing.org.uk/

National Updates

• In the UK up to 7 March 2021 4,218,520 people have tested positive, with 140,062 deaths. 22,213,112 people received 1st vaccine
dose, 1,122,402 received 2nd dose
• Estimated R number 0.7-0.9, daily infection growth rate range of -5% to -3% (5 Mar)
National data on vaccinations, cases, recoveries, deaths is updated daily
• England is still in National lockdown: Stay at Home
Government coronavirus updates are updated regularly. This week’s highlights:

KeepSurreySafe – Download the app, encourage others to!

Did you know you can use the app to check local area alerts, book a test and get your results?
For data privacy info click here

Schools reopened on 8 March as the first step in the plan to ease lockdown – see guidance for parents and carers

  • Twice-weekly symptom-free tests available for anyone in the same household or bubble as a pupil or staff
    There are three different ways to get tested:
  1. Book into a symptom-free test site
  2. Collect a home test from a local test site (these are not the symptom-free test sites)
  3. Order a home test through the Government if you can’t get to a local site


Online booking for rapid tests for people who don’t have symptoms at sites across Surrey

  • This is for people who don’t have symptoms, live or work in Surrey, can’t work from home and haven’t already been
    offered a test through work – if you cannot book online, call 020 8865 1952
  • Businesses of any size can order free rapid tests for staff who can’t work from home – register by 31 March
  • People with symptoms should book a PCR test
    via the national programme or call 119
  • If you need to self-isolate and can’t work from home you may qualify for support

Share link: Businesses of any size with employees who can’t work from home can get free rapid tests – register by 31 March


You can book a vaccine via the National Programme online or by calling 119 if you are any one of these:

  • Aged 55+
  • Extremely clinically vulnerable (shielding)
  • Main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus
  • Someone with a learning disability
  • A frontline health or social care worker
  • If you don’t meet any of these criteria, please wait
  • Vaccinations booked via the National Programme will be at a large site like Epsom Racecourse – if you prefer a smaller site, please wait for your GP to contact you.


Up-to-date, helpful FAQs and infographic

325,000 first jabs now given (285,000 last week)


*? On International Women’s Day the Department of Health & Social Care launched a consultation – people or organisations
can respond: #TalkWomensHealth