Spelthorne Covid Champions Briefing – Thursday 14 January

To find out the rates in your local area, view this interactive map https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/interactive-map
  1. Spelthorne specific updates

• In the last 7 days there have been 942 positive cases; This is an 5% increase from last week.
Current rate is highest in Surrey. Rates across Surrey are still very high in all Boroughs
• Spelthorne and the rest of England are in National Lockdown: Stay at Home https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home
• There will be a Mobile Testing Unit at Sunbury Park on 17-19 January. Book a free test online; www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or call 119
• Laleham Park and Lammas Park will have digital vans visiting this weekend with messaging on exercise guidance
• Environment Health are ensuring enforcement checks on local businesses
including licenced taxi drivers, licenced premises and ensuring face mask
compliance in local shops – any concerns, please email
environmental.health.commercial@spelthorne.gov.uk or call the
Environmental Health Business Support team on 01784 446251 or 01744

• Joint Enforcement Team are increasing patrol of High Streets to ensure
government guidance
• School meals are being provided to families who have been identified in need throughout this lockdown. Contact Support 4 Spelthorne on 01784 446446 or email covid19welfare@spelthorne.gov.uk

• Applications from businesses for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG), a
discretionary scheme which in part, has been introduced to support
businesses that are not eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant
(closed) (LRSG), will run from 9am 18 January until midnight 31 January.

To see the full details and to get the application form, please visit: https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/LRSGO
• Press release http://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/article/19952/Spelthorne-s-ongoing-response-to-the-Coronavirus-pandemic on details of Spelthorne Borough Council’s response to the pandemic

  1. Latest national updates on guidance
    • As of 12 Jan 2020, 3, 164, 051 people have tested positive in the UK with
    82,951 deaths. Full data here – https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/
    • Face masks are compulsory in supermarkets – article here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51205344
    • Stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives
    • The key message is that you must not leave or be outside of your home
    except where you have a ‘reasonable excuse’.
    • Full list of restrictions here – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home
  2. Ways to help ourselves and others – Top Tips on Home Schooling
    • Change 4 Life – includes recipe and exercise ideas – https://www.nhs.uk/change4life
    • Bitesize – resources for parents, teachers and students – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
    • BBC’s top tips – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1h3dD5rh3y7z9kG745tXFRx/five-tips-for-home-schooling
    • Introduce a routine like the school day
    • You may like to include familiar rituals like wearing school uniform or still making packed lunches
    • Ensure you take regular breaks, getting outside for daily exercise and/or using your garden to explore nature
    • Speak to your manager about a flexible working pattern
  3. Vaccination Programme – please see separate document
    • Covid 19 Vaccination is underway – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2uH-BRCCARIsAEeef3mbAAYepO63TKutB6QEUKLoVo2ItU1-XEF6sjgmqhnIVZ0ytQKUjMMaAhe1EALw_wcB
    • The NHS has a clear vaccine delivery plan and will contact you when it’s your turn to get the vaccine as quickly and easily as possible. 1.5m of the most vulnerable and those who care for them have already been vaccinated. A quarter of all over 80s have been vaccinated and will be protected from coronavirus when their immunity develops in 14 days. View vaccination data here
    • Spelthorne Council is working closely with the NHS to support the vaccination programme and have been actively offering some central sites in our Borough to be utilised which will remain available should the NHS need them.
    • Current sites can be found here and include Maclaren, Chertsey Hall and The Hythe
    • Answer to FAQs can be found here – https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/healthcare#card-people_who_have_received_vaccinations_by_report_date_daily
    • Please view this BBC video clip –https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-55281633 to see how the vaccine was approved
    • For Surrey specific updates from NHS Surrey Heartlands click here – https://www.surreyheartlands.uk/surrey-partners-working-together-to-deal-with-dramatic-rise-in-covid-19/
  4. The App
    • app it so we can stop spreading it! We all have our part to play to


Make sure you’re doing your bit by downloading the app.

Get it here: https://covid19.nhs.uk/