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 - Rules around self isolation

What is self-isolation?

Self-isolation is when you do not leave your home because you have or might have coronavirus (COVID-19). This helps stop the virus spreading to other people.

Important

Self-isolation rules have changed. You will not need to self-isolate in certain situations.

It's a legal requirement to self-isolate if you are told to by NHS Test and Trace. You could be fined if you do not self-isolate.

When to self-isolate

Self-isolate straight away and get a PCR test (a test that is sent to the lab) on GOV.UK as soon as possible if you have any of these 3 symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

You should also self-isolate straight away if:

You may need to quarantine when you arrive in England from abroad. Check the quarantine rules when entering England on GOV.UK

When you do not need to self-isolate

If someone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19, or has tested positive for COVID-19, you will not need to self-isolate if any of the following apply:

  • you're fully vaccinated – this means 14 days have passed since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine given by the NHS
  • you're under 18 years, 6 months old
  • you're taking part or have taken part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial
  • you're not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Even if you do not have symptoms, you should still:

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

Read more on the NHS website

What can I do to keep Kingston safe? 

You can find out local information support and guidance by visiting Kingston council  COVID-19 page.

Read more on the Kingston Council website

 

Vaccine Information 

Walk-in clinics are being held across south west London for people to have their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. There's no need to book an appointment.

Find your nearest walk-in clinic

Walk In Clinics - Kingston 

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

September Dates - Kingston

  • Hawks Road - Pfizer vaccines 16+ - Walk-in everyday this week until Sunday 26 September. Open 9.00am - 6.15pm
  • PSM Pharmacy, Surbiton - Pfizer walk-ins - 16+
    This week's sessions:
    • Wednesday 15 - Friday 17 September, 9am-7pm
    • Saturday 18 September, 9am-4pm
    • Tuesday 21 September - Friday 24 September 9am-7pm
    • Saturday 25 September 9am-4pm
  • Boots, Union Street, Monday 20 September - Wednesday 22 September, 8:45-13:00 & 14:00-17:15. Moderna vaccine 18+

Walk-in vaccinations this week near Kingston:

  • Teddington Health and Social Care Centre (TW11 0LR), Pfizer vaccine available to everyone 16+, Saturday 18 September 9am-3pm, Tuesday 21 September - Saturday 25 September, 9am-3pm
  • Roehampton Vaccination Centre (SW15 5PN), Pfizer (for everyone 16+) and AstraZeneca (40+, or under 40 and received a 1st AstraZeneca dose) walk-ins available every day until Sunday 26 September, 8.45am-6.15pm

Under 40? A clinician will be available to speak to you about your vaccination options.

If you have them, it's useful if you can bring:

  • Your vaccination card from your first dose 
  • Or, if this is for your first dose, proof of age, such as a driving license or ID

You can view all the latest information about any walk-in vaccination clinics on SWL NHS's website.

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

Vaccination information for 16-17 

All young people aged 16 to 17 in England are to be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday 23 August to give them protection before returning to school.

Vaccination Information for those under the age of 16

Vaccines for those under the age of 16

The NHS is offering COVID-19 vaccination to children and young people. This includes those aged 12 to 17 years at increased risk from infection who will need 2 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 8 weeks apart. All other young people aged 12 to 17 years will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Any decision over whether a second dose will be offered to these 12 to 17 year olds will be made at a later date.

Many vaccines will be provided at schools. In these cases, young people receiving the vaccine will require a consent form, signed by a parent or guardian. A nurse or GP will be present to answer any questions.

You can read the Government’s guide for young people and parents here

Read more on the Kingston Council website 

Where to get your NHS COVID Pass letter

You can use this letter if you're travelling abroad, or going to an event, and need proof you've had your COVID-19 vaccination.

If you're going to an event, you'll need to wait 2 weeks after you've been fully vaccinated before you can use this letter. 

You can apply for your NHS Covid Pass letter by following this link to the NHS website 

Other ways to get your digital version of the NHS COVID Pass:

You need to have an NHS login for this.

Or you can call 119 to get a letter sent to you if you cannot get a letter online.

Covid Pass Information

Travel advice

Travel restrictions: check what you need to do to travel abroad and the testing and quarantine rules when you return to England.

Countries and territories are listed as either red, amber or green. The rules for testing and quarantine when you return to England are different for each list.

Check the red, amber and green list and the rules for the country or territory you’re visiting.

The rules you must follow depend on which countries or territories you’ve been in or travelled through in the 10 days before you arrive in England, as well as the one you’re travelling from.

For example, if you travel from an amber list country but have been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow the rules for red list countries.

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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. 

Support Form 

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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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