The government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated

  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside

  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces

Find out more about living safely with COVID-19

Latest Government Guidance - Page Updated 05/05/2022

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

Latest Guidance

In line with the government’s ‘Living with Covid’ plan, all previously remaining Covid-19 restrictions have now been lifted with effect from 1st April 2022. In addition, free universal Covid testing in England has now also come to an end.

Though all previously remaining requirements have been removed, we continue to encourage certain recommendations around safe behaviours, and strongly endorse individual personal responsibility so that we can all live more safely with Covid.

Full details of the government’s plan can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Whilst it is positive that we are moving to the stage where it is possible to live with Covid, these changes undoubtedly present some new challenges for us all in Kingston. Though legal requirements are being lifted, we will continue to look to our residents, businesses and partners for support through safe behaviours and personal responsibility to ensure that the great progress we’ve made across the borough during times of restrictions is not undone as we adjust to a more normal way of life once again.

Vaccination remains key to living safely in our borough while the Covid virus is still in circulation. We’re proud of the high levels of vaccination we’ve achieved across the borough since the rollout began, and of all our residents who have rolled up their sleeves to protect themselves and their community. With the lifting of the remaining legal requirements and case numbers remaining very high, vaccination’s role really has never been more central, and our collective ongoing efforts to make vaccines as accessible as possible are a reflection of this.

For more information visit gov.uk/coronavirus

How can I keep myself and others safe?

Coronavirus rates remain high in Kingston and across the country, and it is important that we all continue to play our part to stop the spread.

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

  • 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.

  • Keep up with twice-weekly lateral flow testing if you have no coronavirus symptoms.

  • If you have any symptoms of coronavirus - a cough, high temperature or loss or change in taste or smell - we recommend you stay home until you are feeling well www.nhs.uk/coronavirus 

Read more on the Kingston Council website

Vaccine Information

This webpage features information about how you can get your vaccine in Kingston this week, as well as around the Spring booster programme and vaccines for under 16s.

Visit walk-in sites open this week or book online.

Surbiton Library, Ewell Road, KT6 6AG
Pop up clinic - 12+ anyone eligible for 1st, 2nd, booster and Spring Booster
Monday 23 May 2022, 11am to 4.30pm

The Hook Centre, 9 Green End, KT9 1AE
Pop up clinic - 12+ anyone eligible for 1st, 2nd, booster and Spring Booster
Wednesday 25 May 2022, 11am to 4.30pm

New Malden Library, Kingston Road, KT3 3LY
Pop up clinic - 12+ anyone eligible for 1st, 2nd, booster and Spring Booster
Thursday 26 May 2022, 11am to 4.30pm

Kingston Library, Fairfield Road, KT1 2PS
Pop up clinic - 12+ anyone eligible for 1st, 2nd, booster and Spring Booster
Friday 27 May 2022, 11am to 4.30pm

PSM Pharmacy, Ewell Road, KT6 7BB
Vaccination clinic, 16+ 1st, 2nd and booster walk-in
Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May 2022, 9am to 6pm

Boots, Union Street, Kingston
Pfizer vaccination clinic, 16+ 1st, 2nd and booster walk-in
Monday 23 May 2022, 2.30pm to 5.15pm
Saturday 28 May 2022, 9.15am to 12.45pm

Moderna vaccination clinic, 18+ 1st, 2nd and booster walk-in
Monday 23 May 2022, 9am to 12.15pm
Friday 27 May 2022, 9am to 12.45pm
Saturday 28 May 2022, 2.15pm to 5.15pm

Boots, Union Street, Kingston
Find walk in times for this Covid-19 vaccination site

Ace Pharmacy, Kingston, KT9 1DR
Find walk in times for this Covid-19 vaccination site 

PSM Pharmacy, Kingston, KT6 7BB
Find walk in times for this Covid-19 vaccination site

Pearl Chemist-Surbiton, KT6 7DJ
Find walk in times for this Covid-19 vaccination site 

You can view all the latest walk-in vaccine sites in Kingston and surrounding boroughs on the CCG website. No appointment is needed for these sessions, and you do not need to be registered with your GP.

You no longer need to wait for an invitation to receive a Covid-19 booster vaccination from your local walk in vaccine centre. Everyone over the age of 16 can now get their booster jab, as long as it has been at least three months since your second dose of the vaccine.

Read more on the Kingston Council website

Long COVID

Many people recovering from COVID-19 are still coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both their body and mind and are still trying to shake off the effects of the virus. The symptoms are wide-ranging and fluctuating, and can include breathlessness, chronic fatigue, “brain fog”, anxiety and stress. The NHS in South West London has create a web page to share self-help resources and links to local services that are available to people who are experiencing long COVID (which you may also hear referred to as post COVID).

You can also share your experiences of long COVID with Healthwatch via the links at the bottom of the web page, to help improve the support and services that are available. 

Latest government guidance

Travel advice

NHS COVID Pass: what it is and how to get it

The NHS COVID Pass lets you share your coronavirus (COVID-19) status records in a secure way.

It allows you to show others the details of your COVID-19 status:

  • when travelling abroad to some countries or territories

  • at venues or events across the UK that choose to use the NHS COVID Pass as a condition of entry (until 12 May – see box above)

You can get an NHS COVID Pass:

  • digitally through the NHS App or online via NHS.UK

  • as a letter sent to you in the post if travelling abroad

You can find out the eligibility requirements on the NHS website.

Getting your digital NHS COVID Pass

Get your NHS COVID Pass letter

 

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

Find out if you should get a test for COVID-19, who can get free NHS tests, how to get tested, and what your test result means.

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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 - Kingston Stronger Together

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

Support Form 

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