Relaxing of restrictions from 19 July 2021

Whilst the Covid restrictions have been lifted Worplesdon Parish Council urges everyone to exercise social responsibility and as the government suggests please do continue to wash your hands, wear a face covering in crowded places and keep a distance from others. Please also use the free lateral flow testing kits twice a week and if you have symptoms please book a PCR test on the government website.  Coronavirus (Covid 19) is something we must learn to live with now.

Vaccinations can be booked through the NHS booking service. Getting vaccinated reduces the chance of infection leading to hospitalisation and death. According to Public Health England vaccines have already saved around 27,000 lives.

From 29th July until the end of August, the GP-led vaccination service based at G Live managed by local GP Federation, Procare Health will re-locate to George Abbott School in Guildford. The re-location is timed with the easing of lockdown restrictions and the phased return to hosting events at G Live, which is run by HQ Theatres on behalf of us. There are some brilliant shows coming up, which you can see on the G Live website.

To help protect residents from Coronavirus (Covid-19) Surrey County Council have set up a mobile testing unit in Guildford, at Sutherland Memorial Park on select days from Friday 23 July.  Appointments can be booked the night before, with some extra afternoon slots made available at lunchtime on each day.  You’ll find more information on Guildford Borough Council’s website.

The government has confirmed that legal restrictions are being lifted. Whilst not alegal requirement, there are a number of ways we can continue to keep our loved ones and neighbour safe.

  • Meet in well-ventilated areas where possible, such as outdoors or with indoors with windows open.
  • Wear a face covering where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet in enclosed and crowded spaces.
  • Continue to wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitiser.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze, stay home if you are unwell.
  • Use regular rapid testing, particularly when you are returning to your workplace or spending time with more vulnerable people
  • Consider your own risks, such as you vaccination status and if you have any clinical vulnerabilities.

Worplesdon Parish Council wishes to thank everyone who has played a part in tackling this virus, the amazing NHS staff and everyone who has kept us safe and who continue to work hard to do so.