Borough Insight

Latest COVID-19 updates

  • Latest COVID cases
    The County Council is publishing a weekly report of COVID-19 cases in Surrey on its website - these are broken down to District and Borough level. surreycc.gov.uk/covidcases

  • Increase in Surrey cases
    Data is showing some rises in COVID-19 case numbers in areas of Surrey, including a small rise in cases in Woking. Ruth Hutchinson, Surrey’s Director of Public Health said: “To date we have seen a fantastic response to this crisis, with the overwhelming majority of our residents adhering to our request to keep surrey safe and follow public health guidelines. Compared to the national picture Surrey still has relatively low numbers of Coronavirus infections. But we cannot be complacent. Everyone in Surrey has a role to play in slowing the spread – by getting tested if they have any symptoms, making sure they continue to socially distance, washing their hands and wearing face coverings".

  • Crack down on illegal gatherings
    A new criminal offence for people organising or facilitating unlawful gatherings comes into force on Friday 28 August 2020. Those facilitating or organising illegal raves, unlicensed music events or any other unlawful gathering of 30 people or more may face a £10,000 fine – placing a new deterrent on the breaches that put the public most at risk. Fines of £100 can continue to be issued to those who participate in illegal gatherings and those who have already received a fine will see the amount of doubled on each offence, up to a maximum of £3,200

  • Scam scum
    Unfortunately, COVID-19 has created the perfect environment for scammers to thrive. A contact tracer will never ask for any payment, details of bank accounts, or passwords or PINs.

  • If you have symptoms
    If you have any symptoms – a persistent cough, high fever, or a change in smell or taste – then you can easily book a test by calling 119 or visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

  • Self-isolation period has been extended to 10 days
    Since our last e-Borough Insight, the government has stated that the evidence has strengthened to show that people with COVID-19 who are mildly ill and are recovering have a low but real possibility of infectiousness between 7 and 9 days after illness onset. The self-isolation period has been extended from 7 to 10 days for those in the community who have symptoms or a positive test result.

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