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Surrey’s children’s services on a significant improvement journey and responded swiftly to the challenges of COVID-19 says Ofsted

Children’s services at Surrey County Council have been on a “significant improvement journey” and “senior leaders have responded swiftly to the challenges of COVID-19”, according to a letter published by Ofsted following a focused visit in March. The letter states that “a stable senior leadership team and the recently appointed director of children’s services have … Continue reading

Guildford symptom-free test site opens

Today, 21st April 2021, a new walk-in symptom-free testing site is opening in Guildford, adding to test sites and pharmacies providing symptom-free testing across the county. Twice-weekly symptom-free testing is a key part of the Government’s roadmap, helping to stop the virus spreading as restrictions ease. It also means that Surrey residents can keep their … Continue reading

Symptom-free test kits now available for collection for all adults in Surrey

From Friday, 9th April, all adults in Surrey will be able to collect symptom-free test kits from dedicated collection sites across Surrey. This follows last week’s announcement that Surrey’s symptom-free test sites are now open to everyone over the age of 16. Twice-weekly symptom-free testing is a key part of the Government’s roadmap, helping to … Continue reading

Symptom-free testing now available to everyone over the age of 16 in Surrey

From today, Thursday the 1st of April, anyone over the age of 16 in Surrey can book in for a free rapid test at any of the 26 symptom-free test sites across the county. Alongside vaccination, symptom-free testing is one of the most important parts of the Government’s lockdown exit strategy. Widening the eligibility of … Continue reading

Four community recycling centres to start accepting non-recyclable black bag and bulky wastes

From Friday 2 April, a wider range of materials will be accepted at Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham community recycling centres (CRCs). These sites will now accept non-recyclable black bag and bulky wastes in addition to a full range of recyclable wastes. The reintroduction of these materials is aimed at relieving pressure on other CRCs … Continue reading

Surrey County Council marks COVID anniversary with ‘condolence and reflection’

Surrey County Council is marking the national day of reflection one year on from the first COVID lockdown with an internal staff event. Staff will also mark the one minute’s silence at 12pm on 23rd March and a digital book of condolence has been opened for staff to pay their respects to those colleagues and … Continue reading

Surrey partners come together to remember Covid victims

Frontline staff, public services and volunteers from across Surrey who have managed the Covid-19 response will come together on Tuesday, 23rd March to remember and pay tribute to those who have died from coronavirus over the last 12 months. On the first anniversary of the country being placed into lockdown, organisations that make up Surrey’s … Continue reading

Back to school – symptom-free testing for households and bubbles of school pupils and of staff

Anyone who is in the same household, childcare bubble or support bubble as a pupil or someone who works in a school or college, is now eligible for twice weekly symptom-free testing. Undertaking regular, rapid Covid-19 testing will help to reduce transmission of the virus as lockdown restrictions begin to ease. There are different ways … Continue reading

Flu and Covid jabs to be provided to people who are homeless

People who are homeless in Surrey are being offered the opportunity to receive flu and Covid jabs this winter, all thanks to a potentially lifesaving initiative by Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System (ICS) and local partners within the Surrey Homeless Multi-Agency Group. Working together throughout the winter, they successfully set up outreach flu clinic sessions … Continue reading

Care home residents celebrate getting Covid-19 vaccinations

Care home residents have celebrated getting their Covid-19 vaccinations with banners and some bubbly. All Surrey care homes which support older people have now been visited by vaccination teams offering the first dose of the Covid-19 jab. At Greys Residential Home, in Woking, residents enjoyed a glass of fizz and posed with placards after getting … Continue reading

Symptom-free community testing initiative to start rolling out in Surrey

Targeted community testing initiative to launch to drive down transmission rates Testing to begin in Surrey to help protect people most at risk, using rapid turnaround tests supplied by NHS Test and Trace The Targeted Community Testing initiative, in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, will initially launch in Woking, Spelthorne and … Continue reading

Update on Surge Testing operation

The COVID-19 Surge Testing operation in Woking is now in its third day, with a fantastic response from residents in the selected area. More than 74% of residents contacted have returned a testing kit, with results already being issued. 5,029 kits were delivered by the end of Wednesday, with more than half of the selected … Continue reading

Statement: Surge testing operation launched

Surrey Local Resilience Forum (SLRF) is working with Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care to carry out a localised ‘surge testing’ programme in the Goldsworth Park and St Johns areas of Woking. This follows notification that a specific variant of COVID-19 has been identified from two positive tests in the … Continue reading

AUDIO: Director of Public Health Ruth Hutchinson speaks to BBC Radio Surrey about Covid cases in Surrey

Surrey’s Director of Public Health, Ruth Hutchinson, spoke to BBC Radio Surrey this morning to provide an update on Covid cases in the county, and to discuss the vaccine rollout. – Audio courtesy of BBC Radio Surrey 

Extended free bus travel for bus pass users

Elderly and disabled residents with concessionary bus passes will be able to enjoy free bus travel all day, every day from this week. As part of Surrey County Council’s efforts to support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, free bus travel is now available before 930am to help eligible residents make use of early morning slots … Continue reading

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