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An update on COVID-19 cases in Surrey

Friday 25th September Data is showing some rises in COVID-19 case numbers in some areas of Surrey and residents should remain vigilant to slow any spread of the virus. We are confirming today that we have now seen a small rise in cases in Runnymede Borough. Surrey County Council and the Local Resilience Forum partners have committed to … Continue reading

An update on COVID-19 cases in Surrey

Thursday 10th September 2020 Data is showing some rises in COVID-19 case numbers in some areas of Surrey and residents should remain vigilant to slow any spread of the virus. We are confirming today that we have now seen a small rise in cases in areas of Spelthorne – Staines, Ashford and Stanwell. Surrey County … Continue reading

Covid-19 and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

We do not recognise the claims that have been made by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). To be clear, this is not an outbreak. One operational firefighter tested positive for Covid-19 on 25 July 2020. As a result, Test and Trace protocols have been implemented by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). All of the … Continue reading

£19million fund for Surrey care sector to help tackle coronavirus

More than £19milion is being shared out between Surrey care homes and providers to help keep coronavirus at bay. Surrey County Council has been allocated £19.2million from the Government’s £600million Infection Control Fund which is ring-fenced to help social care halt the spread of Covid-19. Three-quarters of the grant – more than £14million – is … Continue reading

County council waives cost of PPE supplied to care homes and other providers

Surrey County Council is waiving the cost of personal protective equipment supplied so far to care homes, hospices and other providers to guard against Covid-19. Since March, more than six million pieces of PPE have been distributed across Surrey to 900 care homes, hospices, home-based carers, GPs, children’s services and other providers through the county’s … Continue reading

Surrey care providers go all out to keep residents entertained and supported

Surrey care homes and other providers have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus outbreak to boost residents’ spirits and keep them entertained and supported. Across the county, providers of care to others, whether in residential or nursing facilities or people’s own homes, have come up with new and inventive ways to keep residents active, … Continue reading

Surrey publish plan of action to tackle spread of COVID-19 locally

Surrey County Council has published its Local Outbreak Control Plan, outlining its readiness to control the spread of COVID-19 and quickly manage any local spike in infections. Surrey is one of 11 ‘good practice’ areas across England chosen to work together to innovate and share best practice in the development of Local Outbreak Control Plans. … Continue reading

Director of Public Health speaks to ITV News about localised lockdowns

Surrey County Council’s Interim Director of Public Health, Ruth Hutchinson spoke yesterday to ITV News about how a localised lockdown would work in Surrey. Ruth stressed that whilst it was “really important to prevent a second wave” by continuing to “adhere to the guidance as much as is feasibly possible”, if there was to be … Continue reading

CRCs to start accepting more types of waste

From Monday 1 June, residents will be able to take more types of waste to Surrey’s community recycling centres. Ten of Surrey’s CRCs were reopened on 11 May, but only for black bag waste and garden waste. From 1 June more materials, including wood, scrap metal, small electronics and white goods, will be accepted once … Continue reading

Wide pavements and new cycle paths could help unlock Surrey

Surrey County Council is working to help pedestrians be on the front foot and cyclists get in gear so they can stay safe and social distance while they’re out and about. The government has given councils emergency measures during the coronavirus pandemic to temporarily create wider pavements and new cycle paths to ensure people can … Continue reading

£10 million coronavirus funding boost for Surrey adult social care providers

Adult social care providers in Surrey are receiving £10 million in grants from the county council to help them deal with the impact of coronavirus. They are being given a 10 per cent funding boost to help them continue to support some of Surrey’s most vulnerable residents. The extra funding in the form of goodwill … Continue reading

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2020 event cancelled

It has been confirmed today that the 2020 Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling is cancelled. This decision has been taken by London authorities after engagement with partners involved in the planning of the event. Surrey County Council fully support the decision to cancel this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling event, which was due to pass through … Continue reading

Residents thanked for support over reopening of recycling centres

Residents have been thanked for their patience and support for staff after 10 of Surrey’s community recycling centres reopened this week. There has been a steady stream of visitors to the sites since they reopened on Monday, with up to 100 cars an hour passing through the busiest CRCs in Camberley and Shepperton. And while … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to support ambulance service amid COVID-19 response

Surrey firefighters are assisting their blue light partners, South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), in the battle against COVID-19. Five staff members have completed training delivered by SECAmb in preparation for their new temporary roles as Ambulance Assistants. They have been upskilling their clinical care knowledge as well as some additional driving training so that … Continue reading

Phased reopening of community recycling centres

There will be a phased reopening of most of Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRC) from Monday 11 May. However, there are limits to the numbers of people on each site, changes to what materials are accepted and revised opening hours. Residents should only use the CRCs if they absolutely need to, and must check for … Continue reading

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