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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

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

An update on COVID-19 cases in Surrey

Thursday 3rd September 2020 Data is showing some rises in COVID-19 case numbers in 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, it … Continue reading

An update on COVID-19 cases in Surrey

Tuesday 18th August 2020 Data is showing some rises in COVID-19 case numbers in 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, it … 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

Health & Activity bodies encourage people to stay in or stay local to exercise

The heads of the county’s Public Health operation and Active Surrey have urged people to continue following official guidance on the need to stay home and exercise responsibly. With the Easter bank holiday weekend upon us, with weather getting warmer, people will no doubt be tempted to venture out. While exercise and fresh air remain … Continue reading

Director of Public Health speaks to BBC Surrey about coronavirus

Surrey County Council’s Interim Director of Public Health, Ruth Hutchinson spoke this morning to BBC Surrey about the current situation in Surrey regarding the coronavirus. Ruth said that for most of the population in Surrey, the current situation was “low risk”, and re-emphasised the Public Health England advice that “you should go about your normal … Continue reading

Joint statement on coronavirus cases in Surrey and West Sussex

This afternoon the Chief Medical Officer for England announced three further patients who were “close contacts of a known case”, had tested positive for COVID-19. These relate to a man who tested positive in Surrey on Friday 28 February so brings the total number of confirmed cases in Surrey to two. We can also confirm … Continue reading

Coronavirus update from Surrey’s Director of Public Health

Ruth Hutchinson, Interim Director of Public Health for Surrey County Council, said: “I have spoken to colleagues at Public Health England this morning and will remain in continuous contact while we manage the situation in Surrey. “PHE updated me on their work and steps they have taken since the case was confirmed. They are already … Continue reading

Public Health England and Surrey County Council statement on confirmed COVID-19 case in Surrey

Dr Alison Barnett, Centre Director, Public Health England South East, said: “Public Health England is contacting people who had close contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19. One of the latest cases is a resident of Surrey and we’re working closely with NHS colleagues in that area as well as Surrey County Council to manage the … Continue reading

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