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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

Surrey County Council draft 2021/22 budget published

Surrey County Council has published its draft 2021/22 budget, outlining how its secure financial position will continue to help guide Surrey through the COVID pandemic and invest in recovery. Transformation of the council over the last three years has put the organisation in a strong financial position – giving security and certainty to Surrey’s response … Continue reading

New online reporting tool launched to help keep Surrey safe

Surrey County Council has launched a reporting tool for residents to raise their concerns about businesses or venues in Surrey that are not following the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions, in a further step to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Businesses or venues can be reported if there is a concern they are breaching rules and restrictions … Continue reading

Local Resilience Forum issues reminder to residents as rates continue to rise

Surrey’s Local Resilience Forum are reminding residents to stay local and follow the lockdown rules, ahead of the weekend. Advertising message vans will be touring the county’s popular spots this weekend, focusing on areas that have been seeing high numbers of residents in recent days and weeks. The vans will be displaying reminders that people … Continue reading

Surrey partners working together to deal with dramatic rise in COVID-19

Surrey’s Local Resilience Forum is putting additional measures in-place to support hospitals, social care, and other front-line services, as they battle to deal with very high and rising rates of Covid-19 infections across the county. Surrey now has one of the highest infection rates per 100,000 people in the UK.  The infection rate across the … Continue reading

Statement on national lockdown announcement

Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council, said: “Last night the Prime Minister announced that a new national lockdown would come into effect today, Tuesday 5 January. “While this news is not wholly unexpected, it has a huge impact on all our lives and it is not the start to 2021 that we had hoped … Continue reading

COVID-19 Daily data dashboard Sunday 20 December

Surrey County Council has issued its latest data dashboard highlighting the latest figures for cases of COVID-19 in the county. The figures show both the number of new cases and the rate of infection in each borough and district in Surrey. The data dashboard will be updated and issued daily, and demonstrates our commitment to be … Continue reading

COVID-19 daily data dashboard – December 16

Surrey County Council has issued its latest data dashboard highlighting the latest figures for cases of COVID-19 in the county. The figures show both the number of new cases and the rate of infection in each borough and district in Surrey. The data dashboard will be updated and issued daily, and demonstrates our commitment to be open … Continue reading

COVID-19 daily data dashboard – December 11

Surrey County Council has issued its latest data dashboard highlighting the latest figures for cases of COVID-19 in the county. The figures show both the number of new cases and the rate of infection in each borough and district in Surrey. The data dashboard will be updated and issued daily, and demonstrates our commitment to be open … Continue reading

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