Supporting our local community

The situation and guidance continues to change rapidly. You can check official sources for the latest updates below:

Latest Government Guidance

For the latest and most up to date information visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Coronavirus Restrictions

Latest information on what you can and cannot do.

Coronavirus restrictions lifted from 19 July

England has moved into step 4 of it’s journey out of lockdown as of Monday, 19 July.

However, coronavirus has not gone away, and cases are continuing to rise steeply. Whilst restrictions are being lifted, a strong emphasis is being placed on moving slowly and cautiously, and the need for each of us to take personal responsibility to help protect those around us. Some key points to note:

  • It is still safer to stay outside when meeting up. 

  • Wearing a face covering in busy indoor public spaces is still recommended and expected. 

  • It is still mandatory to wear face coverings on Transport for London services, including buses and trains, as a condition of travel after 19 July. 

  • Advice on regular hand washing also remains relevant, as does allow good ventilation when meeting indoors. 

  • Getting the vaccine is more important than ever! Find out about the latest walk-in vaccination events in the local area.

Let’s take this next step as safely as we can. 

You can read the full guidance that will come into effect from 19 July at gov.uk/coronavirus 

Rules on self isolation

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you must self isolate for 10 days from when your symptoms started. Anyone you live with must self isolate for 10 days from when your symptoms started.
  • If you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you must self isolate for 10 days. You should only book a free test if you develop any symptoms. 
  • The Government will be imposing fines starting at £1,000 and rising to £10,000 for those who do not follow the rules on self isolation. This will be enforced by the Police.
  • The council and other agencies will support you if you and your family need to self isolate. To find out what support and advice is available, visit Connected Kingston or call us on 020 8547 5000 or complete our support form
  • Kingston Council has established a Coronavirus Winter Support Fund to provide support to Kingston residents who need additional assistance over the winter months. 
  • The Government has announced financial support for those on low incomes and in receipt of benefits who cannot work from home if they are required to self isolate. More details will be made available as soon as we receive them. 

To ensure that we can continue to reopen safely, please continue to do everything you can protect yourself, your friends and your family. As well as making sure that you are following the rules, this includes:

  • Washing your hands regularly, with warm soapy water, for at least 20 seconds
  • Keeping a safe distance from others
  • Wearing a face covering in public indoor spaces, such as shops, public transport, and restaurants and bars when you are not seated at your table
  • Maintaining a flow of fresh air. As we begin spending more time indoors with those outside of our household, it is especially important that we keep windows and doors open - even if only slightly. This keeps rooms ventilated, and significantly reduces the risk of spreading coronavirus.
  • Getting tested regularly. One in three people with coronavirus have no symptoms at all. By getting regularly tested, you are making sure you aren’t accidentally spreading it to your friends and family. Find out how to access tests locally.
  • Getting vaccinated when it is your turn.  

Read more on the Kingston Council website

Vaccine Walk In Clinics - Kingston 

Walk in vaccinations

there are available walk-in sessions across Kingston borough. No appointment is needed for these FREE sessions, and you do not need to be registered with a GP. We will update this page when new walk-in vaccination sessions are announced. Upcoming sessions are listed below:

Dates and locations for Kingstons Covid-19 vaccination walk in and pop up clinics

July Dates:

  • Ace Pharmacy, Chessington: Opening hours: 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm, Monday 19 to Friday 23 July 2021. AstraZeneca vaccine available.
  • Boots Union Street, Kingston - Moderna vaccines available - Walk-in throughout July, Monday to Saturday, 8.45am-5.10pm.
  • Hawks Road - Oxford-AZ vaccines available - Walk-in everyday until Monday 26 July 2021, 8.30am-6.45pm.

Other available vaccination offers nearby

  • Harlequins Rugby Ground - Oxford-AZ and Pfizer vaccines available everyday until Monday 26 July (Oxford-AZ walk-in 8.30am-7pm and Pfizer walk-in 8.30am-7.30pm).
  • Teddington Health and Social Care Centre - Pfizer bookable appointments only (not walk-in) - Tuesday 20 July to Saturday 24 July 2021, 9am-4.30pm
  • Queens C of E Primary School, Saturday 24 July, 10am-6pm. AstraZeneca and Pfizer available.

Information about 2nd dose appointments

The Government and the JCVI have announced that second dose appointments will be brought forward, shortening the previous interval from 12 to 8 weeks for those aged 40 and over who have yet to receive theirs. Nobody needs to contact the NHS. If you need to manage your appointment, you can do this at nhs.uk/covidvaccine.

Please use the following klink if you would like to find out more about the Covid-19 vaccine   https://www.kingston.gov.uk/health-wellbeing/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine

How to stop the spread of Coronavirus

Protect yourself and others

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Face coverings

When to wear one, exemptions, and how to make one

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Travel advice

Guidance for British people travelling abroad during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Red, amber and green list rules

Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

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Guidance on shielding

Protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

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Latest NHS Guidance

For the latest medical advice, information about the vaccine and getting tested vist: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Coronavirus Vaccination

Information about the vaccine and how to book

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Testing for Coronavirus

Get a test to check if you have COVID-19, find out what testing involves and understand your test result.

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Local information for Kingston residents

Visit Kingston Council's website for the most up-to-date local information: www.kingston.gov.uk/covid-19-kingston

I need help

You can get help through the council’s Kingston Stronger Together hub if you are struggling during the pandemic. You’ll also find resources on COVID-19 and domestic abuse, supporting children, and guidance in other languages and formats. 

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Local Testing Information

Local advice for Kingston residents on how to book a test and where

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Local Vaccine Information

Local information about the vaccine including FAQ's

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