Covid-19 Information Summary
On this page we’ve included the information to do with Covid-19 that we feel will be most useful for our staff and clients, with easy-to-click links giving more in-depth guidance.
We still be producing specific news updates around various Covid-19 topics under our ‘News’ tab in ‘Coronvirus‘, but we felt it would be helpful to have an ‘index’ in one place containing key information. This index and links will be updated as necessary.
We are also sharing below information on how to go about booking your Covid vaccination, as well as links to FAQs regarding getting it, in case you have concerns.
Every vaccination gives us hope.
All adults over the age of 18 can now book their Covid-19 vaccine and people can have a second dose 8 weeks after their first dose. Here’s everything you need to know about the vaccine.
The best way out of this pandemic
The vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and those around you from the virus. This includes in the workplace.
Vaccinated people are far less likely to get symptoms from Covid-19. And are even more unlikely to get seriously ill, be admitted to hospital, or to die from it. There’s growing evidence that vaccinated people are less likely to pass the virus to others.
All those aged 18 and over can book their vaccination through the NHS booking service, wait to be contacted by your GP surgery, or go to a walk-in NHS COVID-19 vaccination site near you.
It’s the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history and has already saved thousands of lives by preventing the spread of Covid-19. For more information, visit nhs.uk/covidvaccine
HOW TO BOOK YOUR VACCINATION
VACCINATION – A GUIDE FOR SOCIAL CARE STAFF
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER VACCINATION
COVID-19: GUIDANCE FOR SUPPORTED LIVING
Latest ‘Living with COVID’ guidance
Book a jab or booster
Lewisham Council COVID stats
Croydon Council COVID stats
Bexley Council COVID stats
Some advice for helping protect yourself further and stop the spread of Covid-19
Wear a face covering – especially important in enclosed spaces such as public transport or offices where you can’t easily socially distance
Get tested and self-isolate if required – we have a stock of PCR and LFT tests at HO. If you come into contact with a positive case, you do not need to self-isolate if you are fully vaccinated but you must get a PCR test and then carry out daily LFT tests for 10 days from contact with the positive case (this is advice for adult social care)
Take tests if you do not have symptoms to help manage your risk – LFT tests before you meet with friends / family, weekly PCR tests for frontline / client-facing staff, encourage clients to test too
Understanding your personal risk in different settings and scenarios – we must still continue to work under COVID-secure protocols
NHS COVID Pass – download the pass to provide evidence of your vaccination status