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Surge testing to be deployed to control spread of Covid-19 variant in two areas within Reigate & Banstead from Friday 18 June

Area one is focused around Banstead, Walton-on-the-Hill and Tattenham corner Area two is Reigate town centre Visit the postcode checker for quick reference to see affected areas Extensive surveillance of COVID-19 has identified that case rates in the borough of Reigate & Banstead have been increasing for the past few weeks. This is especially evident … Continue reading

Surrey Parkruns all set to restart next month

Update (21 May) – Parkrun has announced a 3 week delay to the restart, with an ambition of events starting on 26 June. Surrey councils will continue to support this aim. Local authorities across Surrey are supporting the return of Parkrun events in the county next month. Parkruns are community running events typically held in … 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

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 

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

Surrey County Council Supports National Test and Trace Programme

Locally Supported Contact Tracing Starts in Surrey From today, Surrey County Council will be supporting the national Test and Trace programme by contacting people in the county who have tested positive for COVID-19, if the national programme has been unable to reach them. Contact tracing is one of the most effective ways of slowing the … Continue reading

An update on COVID-19 cases in Surrey

Monday 5th October 2020 Data is showing an increase in COVID-19 case numbers in some areas of Surrey and residents should remain vigilant to slow any spread of the virus.  As part of the Local Outbreak Control Plan for Surrey we made a commitment to be open and transparent about our response to COVID-19. Therefore, … Continue reading

Spelthorne comes off government watchlist

Thursday 1st October 2020 The government has announced today that due to a fall in coronavirus infections, Spelthorne Borough has been take off the national Covid-19 watchlist and is no longer an ‘area of concern’. Data shows that the infection rate in Spelthorne has come down to 25 people per 100,000 compared to 53.4 per … Continue reading

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

NHS COVID-19 App Launches

New app will help fight the spread of coronavirus in Surrey Thursday 24th September 2020 – The NHS Covid-19 app is now available to download for anyone over the age of 16 in England and Wales. With multiple functions and using privacy protected technology, the app is the fastest way to see if you are … Continue reading

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