Wandsworth council warning for young people as Covid-19 cases are rising rapidly

Coronavirus cases are on the rise again in Wandsworth especially amongst people aged 18-30. The council are asking everyone to do what they can to help stop the spread of Coronavirus so we can all continue to enjoy the ease in restrictions.
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Coronavirus cases are on the rising again in Wandsworth especially amongst people aged 18-30.  Here are the recent statistics.

The council are asking everyone to do what they can to help stop the spread of Coronavirus so we can all continue to enjoy the ease in restrictions. 

You can play your part by:

- following social distancing rules and the rule of six.
- getting tested regularly and encouraging your friends to do the same.
- continuing to wash your hands, wear a face covering, make space, and meet in fresh air.
- if you have to meet indoors, remember to keep the area well ventilated.
- getting vaccinated when you are offered it. 

Back in April, Wandsworth residents were fantastic in coming forward for surge testing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 variants and tens of thousands of people have already had their first and second COVID jab.  It’s really important that we don’t waste the progress already made. If you are meeting other people, take a test first, follow all social distancing rules and as soon as you are offered the vaccine, take it.  If we all pull together now we can stop the situation getting worse.
— Wandsworth’s Director of Public Health Shannon Katiyo

Useful links

Getting Tested:

Find out more about how and where to get tested and collection of tests you can do at home 

How to get vaccinated:

Everyone over 21 years old and those who turn 21 before 1 July 2021,  can now book a vaccine. If your GP has not yet contacted you, book online at http://nhs.uk/CovidVaccine or call 119 for free.

If you are under 21 look out for news because it won’t be long before you are offered the vaccine.

Second doses of the vaccine – New walk in with no need to book:

If you had your first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on or before mid-April, you could go to one of the walk-in clinics to make things quicker and easier for you – no appointment is needed

Lead GP for the COVID-19 vaccination programme in south west London Dr Nicola Jones said: 

“Getting fully vaccinated is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities against COVID-19, including the Delta variant first identified in India.

The first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine offers a high level of protection, but to get maximum and longer-lasting protection, that second jab is vital, so I would urge everyone who is eligible to get it as soon as possible.

People who have been contacted to bring forward their second vaccine appointment are also asked to rebook as soon as possible.”

Find out more about vaccination walk in centres.

Government coronavirus restrictions:

It was announced yesterday that there would be an alteration to the lifting of Coronavirus restrictions. The restrictions in place under Step 3 will remain in place until at least 19th July, with a review to confirm if the restrictions will be lifted on 19th July a week beforehand.

However, some restrictions will change on 21 June. From 21 June, there will be changes to the rules on:

  • weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and wedding receptions or civil partnership celebrations
  • commemorative events following a death such as a wake, stone setting or ash scattering
  • large events pilots
  • care home visits
  • domestic residential visits for children

Find out more on the Government website.

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