Spelthorne Covid Champions Briefing – Friday 19th March

  • Case rate per 100,000 people for 7 days to 15 March: Spelthorne: 46.1 (Last week: 51.1)
  • Please keep hands, face, space even after your vaccine. Follow the rules to help us move forward with easing lockdown –
    the next step is 29 March when, if case numbers are low enough the ‘stay at home’ rule will end
  • 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, 1-2 April, 20-23 April and 29-30 April.
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/
• A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility opened on the 12 March for those with symptoms to book appointments at
Kingston Road Car Park (TW18 4LN) in Spelthorne. Book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119
• NHS Surrey Heartlands have announced that Tesco’s Pharmacy in Stanwell has been added to the options for local people to
access their Covid-19 vaccination. The site will be live from 19 March 2021.

National Updates
• In the UK up to 14 March 2021 4,258,438 people have tested positive, with 143,259 deaths. 24,196,211 people received
1st vaccine dose, 1,584,909 received 2nd dose
• Estimated R number 0.6-0.8, daily infection growth rate range of -7% to -4% (12 Mar)
National data on vaccinations, cases, recoveries, deaths is updated daily
• England is still in National lockdown: Stay at Home – click here for the current rules which changed on 8 March,
including schools, outdoor activities and travel
Government coronavirus updates are updated regularly. Recent highlights:

Testing

Vaccinations

Vaccine Confidence

Surrey Heartlands

  • Up-to-date, helpful FAQs and infographic
  • Regular Vaccination Programme Updates – latest is 11 March
  • Runs a vaccination helpline for the public (not a vaccine booking service):
    0300 561 2500 (9am-4pm, Mon-Fri) or syheartlandsccg.vaccination@nhs.net
    National
  • The NHS is now also sending texts to invite eligible people for the vaccine – it is genuine if it comes from NHSvaccine,
    links to nhs.uk or the option to call 119. If you’re still unsure, wait for your letter to arrive
  • You can book a vaccine via the National Programme online or by calling 119 if you are any of these:
    • Aged 55+
    • At high risk or main carer for someone who is shielding
    • Someone with a learning disability
    • A frontline health or social care worker