Surrey Coronavirus Updates

Stay updated with the latest live information on Surrey Coronavirus cases and Surrey Coronavirus deaths. Data as at Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 4:00pm.

Surrey Coronavirus Cases & Deaths

We're committed to providing factual information, advice, and support for our community across Surrey on the global Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). We advise that all members of the public be prepared and not panicked. The following data on Surrey Coronavirus cases and Surrey Coronavirus deaths are from official sources including NHS England and the UK Gov.

Data Updates

Once a day the UK Gov and NHS England release the data below for the previous day, our team then update this to reflect the latest data provided by authorities. Data as at Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 4:00pm.

National, County & Local Updates

Our Surrey Coronavirus Hub now contains the latest Cororonavirus Case and Deaths data on a national, county, and borough level: UK; Surrey; Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley, and Woking.

Local Alert System (Tiers)

The UK Government has introduced a new Coronavirus Local Alert System, also known as "Tiers", which define the rules and restrictions in local areas. The Go Surrey Coronavirus Hub will detail the latest information on the Covid Tier System in your local area.

Stay Protected

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Face Masks

It is mandatory to wear a face mask covering your nose and mouth in shops, on public transport in England, and other indoor spaces where social distancing may be hard to do.

Hand Sanitiser

We recommend using a 60-95% alcohol content hand sanitiser before entering and after leaving shops. Also it is good practice to use it before putting on your face mask and before taking your face mask off.

Hand Washing

Don't forget to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with warm water and soap for about 20 seconds. We recommend washing your hands right away when you get back home.

Clean Contact Surfaces

When cleaning your home, don't forget to disinfect contact surfaces such as doorknobs, door handles, light switches, remotes, etc.

UK Cases

Data as at Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 4:00pm.

The latest figures of total UK cases and new daily UK cases provided by UK Gov.

Total UK Cases New UK Cases
917,575 +22,885

Total UK Cases - Total number of lab-confirmed UK cases. Total number of people who have had a positive test result.

New UK Cases - Daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases. Number of additional cases.

UK Deaths

Data as at Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 4:00pm.

The latest figures of total UK deaths and new daily UK deaths provided by UK Gov.

Total UK Deaths New UK Deaths
45,365 +367

Total UK Deaths - Total number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths. Deaths of people who have had a positive test result.

New UK Deaths - Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths. Number of additional deaths.

Surrey Cases

Data as at Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 4:00pm.

The latest figures of total Surrey cases and new daily Surrey cases provided by UK Gov.

Total Surrey Cases Daily Surrey Cases
10,275 +213

Total Surrey Cases - Total number of lab-confirmed Surrey cases. Total number of people who have had a positive test result.

New Surrey Cases - Daily number of lab-confirmed Surrey cases. Number of additional cases.

Surrey Deaths

Data as at Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 4:00pm.

The latest figures of total Surrey hospital deaths and daily deaths provided by UK Gov. This data shows lab confirmed hospital deaths only. The deaths shown below are for the Upper Teir LEA Surrey as defined by the UK Gov.

Total Surrey Deaths Daily Surrey Deaths
819 +1

Total Surrey Deaths - Total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result for COVID-19 in Surrey.

New Surrey Deaths - Daily number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result for COVID-19 in Surrey.

Surrey Borough Cases

Data as at Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 4:00pm.

The latest figures of total cases and new cases by Surrey Boroughs provided by UK Gov. This data shows lab confirmed cases in Surrey Boroughs only. Data is for the following Surrey boroughs: Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley, and Woking.

Borough Total Cases New Cases
Elmbridge
Long Ditton, Thames Ditton, Hinchley Wood, Claygate, Weston Green, East Molesey, Esher, Oxshott, Hersham, West Molesey, Walton on Thames, Cobham, Stoke D'Abernon, and Weybridge
1,308 +20
Epsom and Ewell
Ewell, Epsom, Stoneleigh, and Worcester Park
697 +10
Guildford
Guildford, Bellfields, Boxgrove, Onslow Village, Park Barn, Stoughton, Westborough, Burpham, and Merrow
1,237 +23
Mole Valley
Dorking, Leatherhead, Abinger, Ashtead, Capel, Betchworth, Brockham, Buckland, Charlwood, Fetcham, Great Bookham, Headley, Holmwood, Leigh, Little Bookham, Mickleham, Newdigate, Ockley, Ranmore, Westcott, Westhumble, and Wotton
706 +22
Reigate and Banstead
Bansted, Burgh Heath, Nork, Kingswood, Chipstead, Woodmansterne Park, Hooley, Netherne-on-the-Hill, Redhill, Earlswood, Meadvale, Merstham, Whitebushes, South Earlswood, Salfords, Horley, Sidlow, Reigate, Gatton, South Park, Flanchford, Woodhatch, Walton-on-the-Hill, Mogador, Margery, Tadworth, The Tattenhams, and Epsom Downs
1,309 +28
Runnymede
Addlestone, Chertsey, Egham, Egham Hythe, Virginia Water, Englefiel Green, and Thorpe
774 +25
Spelthorne
Staines-upon-Thames, Ashford, Sunbury-on-Thames, Shepperton, Stanwell, and Laleham
812 +17
Surrey Heath
Camberley, Lightwater, Bagshot, Windlesham, Chobham, West End, and Bisley
827 +17
Tandridge
Betchingley, Burstow, Caterham, Chaldon, Chelsham, Crowhurst, Dormansland, Farleigh, Felbridge, Godstone, Horne, Limpsfield, Lingfield, Outwood, Oxted, Nutfield, Tandridge, Tatsfield, Tisey, Warlingham, Whyteleafe, and Woldingham
652 +12
Waverley
Godalming, Farnham, Haslemere, and Cranleigh
1,104 +24
Woking
Brookwood, Byfleet, Knaphill, Mayford, West Byfleet, and Woking
849 +15

Total Borough Cases - Total number of lab-confirmed borough cases. Total number of people who have had a positive test result.

New Borough Cases - Daily number of lab-confirmed borough cases. Number of additional cases.

Surrey Borough Deaths

Data as at Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 4:00pm.

The latest figures of total deaths and new deaths by Surrey Boroughs provided by UK Gov. This data shows lab confirmed deaths in Surrey Boroughs only. Data is for the following Surrey boroughs: Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley, and Woking.

Borough Total Deaths New Deaths
Elmbridge
Long Ditton, Thames Ditton, Hinchley Wood, Claygate, Weston Green, East Molesey, Esher, Oxshott, Hersham, West Molesey, Walton on Thames, Cobham, Stoke D'Abernon, and Weybridge
84 +0
Epsom and Ewell
Ewell, Epsom, Stoneleigh, and Worcester Park
63 +0
Guildford
Guildford, Bellfields, Boxgrove, Onslow Village, Park Barn, Stoughton, Westborough, Burpham, and Merrow
57 +0
Mole Valley
Dorking, Leatherhead, Abinger, Ashtead, Capel, Betchworth, Brockham, Buckland, Charlwood, Fetcham, Great Bookham, Headley, Holmwood, Leigh, Little Bookham, Mickleham, Newdigate, Ockley, Ranmore, Westcott, Westhumble, and Wotton
81 +0
Reigate and Banstead
Bansted, Burgh Heath, Nork, Kingswood, Chipstead, Woodmansterne Park, Hooley, Netherne-on-the-Hill, Redhill, Earlswood, Meadvale, Merstham, Whitebushes, South Earlswood, Salfords, Horley, Sidlow, Reigate, Gatton, South Park, Flanchford, Woodhatch, Walton-on-the-Hill, Mogador, Margery, Tadworth, The Tattenhams, and Epsom Downs
143 +0
Runnymede
Addlestone, Chertsey, Egham, Egham Hythe, Virginia Water, Englefiel Green, and Thorpe
55 +0
Spelthorne
Staines-upon-Thames, Ashford, Sunbury-on-Thames, Shepperton, Stanwell, and Laleham
71 +0
Surrey Heath
Camberley, Lightwater, Bagshot, Windlesham, Chobham, West End, and Bisley
56 +0
Tandridge
Betchingley, Burstow, Caterham, Chaldon, Chelsham, Crowhurst, Dormansland, Farleigh, Felbridge, Godstone, Horne, Limpsfield, Lingfield, Outwood, Oxted, Nutfield, Tandridge, Tatsfield, Tisey, Warlingham, Whyteleafe, and Woldingham
72 +0
Waverley
Godalming, Farnham, Haslemere, and Cranleigh
76 +0
Woking
Brookwood, Byfleet, Knaphill, Mayford, West Byfleet, and Woking
61 +1

Total Borough Deaths - Total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result for COVID-19 in Surrey boroughs.

New Borough Deaths - Daily number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result for COVID-19 in Surrey boroughs.

Coronavirus Local Alerts Information

Information last updated on Saturday 17 October 2020.

Information on the new Coronavirus Local Alert System, also known as 'Tiers'. Every local area of Surrey now falls into one of three levels - Medium (Tier One), High (Tier Two) or Very High (Tier Three), depending on the local rate of infection. The default level for all of Surrey is Medium (Tier One).

  • Medium Local Alert: "Tier One"

    This is the default level for all local areas in Surrey, this means:

    • you must not socialise in groups larger than 6, indoors or outdoors (other than where a legal exemption applies)
    • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
    • certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
    • businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
    • schools and universities remain open
    • places of worship remain open, subject to the rule of 6
    • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees
    • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors, or indoors if the rule of 6 is followed

    You must:

    • wear a face covering in those areas where this is mandated

    You should continue to:

    • follow social distancing rules
    • work from home where you can effectively do so
    • when travelling, plan ahead or avoid busy times and routes; walk or cycle if you can
  • High Local Alert: "Tier Two"

    This is for areas with a higher level of infections where some additional restrictions are in place.

    This means on top of restrictions in alert level medium:

    • you must not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
    • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law)
    • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
    • certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
    • businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
    • schools, universities and places of worship remain open
    • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees
    • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors; these will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with, or for youth or disability sport
    • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible

    You must:

    • wear a face covering in those areas where this is mandated

    You should continue to:

    • follow social distancing rules
    • work from home where you can effectively do so
    • walk or cycle where possible, or plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport
  • Very High Local Alert: "Tier Three"

    This is for areas with a very high level of infections and where tighter restrictions are in place. The restrictions placed on areas with a very high level of infections can vary, and are based on discussions between central and local government.

    At a minimum, this means:

    • you must not socialise with anybody you do not live with or have formed a support bubble with, in any indoor setting or in any private garden or at most outdoor hospitality venues and ticketed events
    • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in an outdoor public space such as a park or beach, the countryside, a public garden or a sports venue
    • pubs and bars must close; they can only remain open where they operate as if they were a restaurant, which means serving substantial meals, like a main lunchtime or evening meal, and they may only serve alcohol as part of such a meal
    • schools and universities remain open
    • places of worship remain open, but household mixing is not permitted
    • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees; however, wedding receptions are not allowed
    • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors; these will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with), or for youth or disability sport
    • you should try to avoid travelling outside the very high alert level area you are in or entering a very high alert level area, other than for things like work, education or youth services, to meet caring responsibilities or if you are travelling through as part of a longer journey
    • you should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK if you are resident in a very high alert level area, or avoid staying overnight in a very high alert level area if you are resident elsewhere

    You must:

    • wear a face covering in those areas where this is mandated

    You should continue to:

    • follow social distancing rules
    • work from home where you can effectively do so
    • travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but aim to reduce the number of journeys you make

    This is the baseline in very high alert level areas. The government will also seek to agree additional interventions in consultation with local authorities, in order to reduce the spread of the virus. These could include the following options:

    • restrictions preventing the sale of alcohol in hospitality or closing all hospitality (except takeaway and delivery)
    • closing indoor and outdoor entertainment venues and tourist attractions
    • closing venues such as leisure centres and gyms (while ensuring provision remains available for elite athletes, youth and disabled sport and physical activity)
    • closing public buildings, such as libraries and community centres (while ensuring provision remains available for youth and childcare activities and support groups)
    • closing personal care and close contact services or prohibiting the highest-risk activities
    • closing performing arts venues for the purposes of performing to audiences

This information is provided by the UK Gov and you can find more information online at Local Alert Levels: What You Need To Know, Medium Local Alert, High Local Alert, and Very High Local Alert.

Surrey Local Alerts

Information last updated on Saturday 17 October 2020.

Below is a list of Surrey areas and their respective Local Alert Level.

Covid-19 Infection Rates

Data as at Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 4:00pm.

The latest figures of infection rates for England, South East England, Surrey, and Surrey Borough as provided by the UK Gov. This data shows the rate of infection per 100,000 population. Total number of people with at least one lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 test result in the most recent seven day period. The rates per 100,000 resident population give a fairer comparison of the number of cases in each area but they do not take account of the different rates of testing or differences in the age and sex of the local populations. Data shown are cases by specimen date and because these are incomplete for the most recent dates, the period represented is the seven days ending 5 days before the date when the website was last updated.

As of Tuesday 27 October 2020, we changed the infection rate data from the entire pandemic to the last 7 days.

Area Rate Rate Change
England 217.1
South East England 94.6
Surrey 110.4
Elmbridge
Long Ditton, Thames Ditton, Hinchley Wood, Claygate, Weston Green, East Molesey, Esher, Oxshott, Hersham, West Molesey, Walton on Thames, Cobham, Stoke D'Abernon, and Weybridge
146.2
Epsom and Ewell
Ewell, Epsom, Stoneleigh, and Worcester Park
124
Guildford
Guildford, Bellfields, Boxgrove, Onslow Village, Park Barn, Stoughton, Westborough, Burpham, and Merrow
123.5
Mole Valley
Dorking, Leatherhead, Abinger, Ashtead, Capel, Betchworth, Brockham, Buckland, Charlwood, Fetcham, Great Bookham, Headley, Holmwood, Leigh, Little Bookham, Mickleham, Newdigate, Ockley, Ranmore, Westcott, Westhumble, and Wotton
111.2
Reigate and Banstead
Bansted, Burgh Heath, Nork, Kingswood, Chipstead, Woodmansterne Park, Hooley, Netherne-on-the-Hill, Redhill, Earlswood, Meadvale, Merstham, Whitebushes, South Earlswood, Salfords, Horley, Sidlow, Reigate, Gatton, South Park, Flanchford, Woodhatch, Walton-on-the-Hill, Mogador, Margery, Tadworth, The Tattenhams, and Epsom Downs
80.7
Runnymede
Addlestone, Chertsey, Egham, Egham Hythe, Virginia Water, Englefiel Green, and Thorpe
115.2
Spelthorne
Staines-upon-Thames, Ashford, Sunbury-on-Thames, Shepperton, Stanwell, and Laleham
101.2
Surrey Heath
Camberley, Lightwater, Bagshot, Windlesham, Chobham, West End, and Bisley
92.9
Tandridge
Betchingley, Burstow, Caterham, Chaldon, Chelsham, Crowhurst, Dormansland, Farleigh, Felbridge, Godstone, Horne, Limpsfield, Lingfield, Outwood, Oxted, Nutfield, Tandridge, Tatsfield, Tisey, Warlingham, Whyteleafe, and Woldingham
87.4
Waverley
Godalming, Farnham, Haslemere, and Cranleigh
121.1
Woking
Brookwood, Byfleet, Knaphill, Mayford, West Byfleet, and Woking
102.2

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16 Oct 2020

Covid Alert: "Message from the Leader of Elmbridge Borough Council"

“Following the Government’s announcement earlier this week of a new alert tiering system for COVID-19, the borough of Elmbridge has been moved to Tier 2 –‘high’, taking effect from one minute past midnight on Saturday 17 October.

What this means is that the rate of COVID infections in the borough has risen to a level which demands swift action to stop the spread of the virus.

The list of Tier 2 measures can be found on the Government’s website.  Most notably, Tier 2 prohibits people socialising outside of their household or bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.

I know this will come as a blow to many of our residents and businesses. However, I would like to reassure our residents that Elmbridge Borough Council is doing all we can to help protect the residents of our borough. We are working with Public Health, with Surrey County Council and with other partners to communicate the message far and wide so as a community we can work to lower COVID cases in Elmbridge.

We are also working on increasing mobile testing units and the use of home testing kits in the borough and bringing in COVID ambassadors to help advise and answer any questions from our residents (there will be more information on this in the coming days).

Officers and Councillors from around the council are coordinating to ensure we support our residents and businesses as we act together to protect our borough and to stop the spread of this virus.

We thank you for your support.

Councillor Stuart Selleck
Leader, Elmbridge Borough Council

Date published: 16 October 2020″

Source
elmbridge.gov.uk

15 Oct 2020

Covid Alert: "Elmbridge moves to Tier 2 of Government’s new local COVID alert level"

“It has been announced that Elmbridge Borough will move into Tier 2 of the Government’s new three-tier system for England, meaning they are now deemed an area of HIGH risk.

The change will be implemented from one minute past midnight (00.01) on Saturday 17th October.

Under the country’s new Local Covid Alert Level system, Tier 2 is for areas with a higher rate of infections and means some additional restrictions will be necessary to slow the spread of the virus. This primarily aims to reduce household to household transmission by preventing all mixing between households or support bubbles indoors. The Rule of Six will apply in outdoor spaces, including private gardens.

The new restrictions for Elmbridge Borough will include:

  • no socialising with people you don’t live with, or who aren’t in your support bubble, in any indoor setting
  • the rule of 6 still applies outdoors, including private gardens, beaches or parks

This is in addition to national restrictions already in place on wearing face coverings, social distancing, and working from home when possible. If you can’t work from home you should walk or cycle where possible, or try to avoid busy times on public transport.

Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council, said:

“We know that the last 6 months has been incredibly challenging for residents but we really must all come together now to do what we can to overcome this virus. Sadly, in keeping with the picture we are seeing nationally, cases in the county are still increasing across the board.

“The news today that rates have continued to rise sharply in Elmbridge means there is absolutely no room for complacency and residents in this area will now see some measures introduced to help curb the spread.

“In this area specifically, we will now need to limit social contact by limiting the number of people we’re in contact with socially. The new restrictions for Elmbridge mean that you must not mix with anyone outside of your household or bubble indoors and you must not mix in groups of more than 6 if you are outside.

“I’m grateful to all our residents for their perseverance in following the guidelines since March. But we must step it up now, to protect our loved ones, our NHS, and our businesses.”

“If we all follow the new restrictions we still have the chance to slow infection rates and prevent further restrictions in Elmbridge and the rest of Surrey.”

– ENDS –

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Local COVID alert level: high

This is for areas with a higher level of infections where some additional restrictions are in place.

This means that:

  • you must not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law)
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
  • certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
  • businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • schools, universities and places of worship remain open
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees
  • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with, or for youth or disability sport
  • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible

You must:

  • wear a face covering in those areas where this is mandated

You should continue to:

  • follow social distancing rules
  • work from home where you can effectively do so
  • walk or cycle where possible, or plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport

Find out more here.

Information on the new local COVID alert levels, Medium, High and Very High, including what they mean in terms of what you can and can’t do and why they are being introduced.

gov.uk/coronavirus

Residents can check what the current alert level is in their area here:

gov.uk/guidance/

Source

news.surreycc.gov.uk

15 Oct 2020

Covid Alert: Elmbridge moves to 'High' alert level - Tier Two

Elmbridge, including Walton, Cobham, Weybridge, Esher and Molesey, will move up an alert level to ‘High’ alert level Tier Two.

Tighter lockdown rules will come into force for Elmbridge one minute past midnight on Saturday (17th October) following an announcement from Health Secretary Matt Hancock in the House of Commons on Thursday (15th October).

14 Oct 2020

Surrey Alert Level: Tier One

Surrey County is currently in medium category Tier One.

Meeting Friends & Family

You can meet in a group of up to six people from multiple households. This includes children and applies indoors and outdoors, including private homes. There are exceptions, for example, if your household or support bubble is larger than six. Meeting in larger groups (with certain exceptions) is against the law, with fines up to £6,400.

Going to Work

You should work at home if possible. If you have to return to your workplace your employer must make arrangements for you to work safely.

Schools and Nurseries

Primary and secondary schools are open, as are nurseries and childcare. If a school has coronavirus cases, local health protection teams will advise what to do.

Leisure Time

Pubs, bars and restaurants are restricted to table service only and must close at 22:00 BST.

People are only allowed to visit in groups of six or less (unless they are from a larger household or support bubble). At least one member of any group should give their contact details or check-in using the NHS Covid app.

Face coverings must be worn, except when seated to eat or drink.

Shopping

Shops can open with social distancing measures in place. Face coverings must be worn by customers and staff.

Other

Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies and wedding receptions are restricted to 15 people (the reception must be a sit-down meal).

Funerals must only take place in Covid-secure venues or in public outdoor spaces with up to 30 people in attendance. Wakes and other related events are restricted to 15 people.

Organised sport and exercise classes are only permitted indoors if people can avoid mixing in a group of more than six. There are exceptions to enable disability and youth sport and physical activity indoors, in any number.

Sources

BBC News

13 Oct 2020

What are the latest 3 tier Covid rules and restrictions?

In England, there is a new 3 tier system in place for Covid-19.

Every area of England now falls into 3 categories – medium (Tier One), high (Tier Two) or very high (Tier Three), depending on the local rate of infection.

Tier One

Areas in Tier One are subject to the basic national rules previously in force.

You may not meet in a group of more than six people, indoors or outdoors, unless you’re in a larger household or a support bubble.

Pubs, bars and restaurants in a Tier One area must close by 22:00.

Tier Two

The rules for Tier One also apply in Tier Two.

In addition, you are not allowed to meet socially with people you do not live with indoors, this includes private homes, as well as pubs or restaurants.

People in support bubbles can go on meeting as before and informal childcare may also be provided.

You can still meet friends and family outdoors, but only in a group of up to six people.

Tier Three

Areas with the most rapidly rising transmission rates are placed in Tier Three.

You are not allowed to meet socially with anybody who is not part of your household or your support bubble indoors or in certain outdoor locations.

You cannot meet in private gardens or pub gardens, but can meet in parks, beaches, countryside or forests, as long as you are not in a group of more than six.

Pubs and bars must close unless they are serving substantial meals – alcohol can only be served as part of a meal.

People are being advised not to travel into or out of Tier Three areas, other than for work, education, youth services or because of caring responsibilities.

Sources

BBC News

21 Aug 2020

Confirmed number of Covid-19 cases in Surrey increasing

Over the past two weeks, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Surrey has been increasing.

As of 4pm today there are now 21 new cases, totalling 4,942 confirmed cases in the county.

This could be due to increased testing and/or an increased spread of the virus in Surrey.

20 Aug 2020

New Surrey Coronavirus Hub Launching Soon

Our brand new Surrey Coronavirus hub will be launching soon which will replace this page.

We hope to bring more consistent updates with more useful information.

The response from you, our audience has been amazing, and we appreciate your support.

We understand just how important this information is to many of you and we endeavour to bring you the latest Surrey coronavirus case numbers daily.

19 Aug 2020

UK Covid Testing: A Personal Experience

This is an account from a member of the Go Surrey team of their experience of taking a Covid-19 test at a drive-in centre. You own experience may differ and please remember to follow UK Gov and NHS advice.

Earlier this week, on Monday morning a friend rang to say that their son has tested positive for Covid-19.

I had noticed that I wasn’t feeling great, had a higher than normal temperature and a bit of a headache.

As I’d met recently with my friend and their son, I decided out of extra caution to book a Covid-19 test and self-isolate until I returned a negative results (or if positive, then self-isolate for the

I read on the NHS website about Covid-19 symptoms and who could get a test and decided I fitted in the possible symptoms category. I booked a test online.

There was an option for drive-in testing local to me with timeslots every 30 minutes until about 3:30pm. I booked in for the next available slot.

The online booking system was easy to use and they emailed me a QR code with my booking details within 5 minutes of completing the form.

I put on my face mask, and grabbed my hand sanitiser, driving licence, and my phone with the booking email and drove straight to the drive-in test centre.

On arriving at the test centre I was greeted by a friendly NHS Test and Trace member who told me to open my window a little, I had to show my booking email, and they handed me a grey bag containing a self-test kit.

I was instructed to park up, keep my windows closed, and to follow the instructions to complete the self-test. If I needed any help I was to put my hazard lights on and someone who come over to help. When I had finished my test I was also asked to put my hazard lights on so that a member of the NHS Test and Trace team could check the kit from a distance before the test could be sealed.

I was parked up in the car with the windows rolled up. I opened the grey bag and got the self-test kit out of the bag.

It contained an easy to read instructions, a test kit, and a test card.

I read through the instructions twice, maybe three times before I decided to do the test. To tell the truth I was a little nervous.

Before I opened the test kit I had to sanitise my hands with hand sanitiser.

I opened the test kit, it contained a sealed medical bag, a swab, a cotton pad, a medical tube, and another zip lock bag.

I opened the swab and had to gently rub the swab against my tonsils for about 10 seconds. After that I had to take the same swab and insert it into one nostril as far as it could go (before feeling resistance) and rub it against the inside of my nostril for 10 seconds.

After that I had to put the swab into the medical test pot, breaking the swab in half and making sure the swab end was in the liquid at the bottom of the pot.

The test pot was now sealed with the swab inside it. I had to then place the test pot inside the zip lock bag with the cotton pad.

Lastly the zip lock bag then was placed inside the medical bag.

At this point I had completed my self-test. I put my hazard lights on to call over the NHS Test and Trace member of staff.

I had to hold up the unsealed medical bag while the staff member looked at it through the window at a distance and asked me some questions about the test to check that I had completed it correctly.

I got the thumbs up. I guess he smiled too but could not tell through his mask.

The last part of the drive-in test was to drive over to the exit, get my booking QR code scanned, they scanned the medical bag, and I had to place the medical bag in a box.

I had completed my self-tested.

Just the next day I received a text message and email saying that my test had returned negative.

I would recommend getting tested and not hesitating about it. It can seem daunting but from my experience it was a very efficient and well oiled machine. Everyone member of staff was friendly and helpful.

Useful Links:

NHS Covid-19: Symptoms
NHS Covid-19: Book a test
UK Gov: Find out what support you can get if you’re affected by coronavirus

12 Aug 2020

1,000 confirmed daily cases is the limit of "acceptable incidence" according to the UKs Joint Biosecurity Centre

The UK Gov’s Joint Biosecurity Centre has suggested that the limit of “acceptable incidence” in the UK is 1,000. That’s 1,000 lab confirmed cases.

As reported by BBC New this limit has been exceed twice as of today, 12 August 2020.

This upper limit of 1,000 acceptable cases are epidemiological objectives to help determine UK strategy on tackling Covid-19 in the UK while trying to juggle the complex needs of individuals, communities, and the economy as a whole.

Sources:
Joint Biosecurity Centre
BBC News

1 Aug 2020

Covid-19 in Numbers: Confirmed Cases vs Estimated Cases

The UK is fairing better now than it did back on March 23rd when the first round of lockdown measures were announced.

At it’s peak there were 7,860 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in one day (10th April 2020). But this number only shows part of the picture. In the UK, it is estimated that there were up to 100,000 Covid-19 cases a day.

Now, on the 1st August 2020, the UK has just 771 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in one day. This only shows part of the picture, according to the ONS there is now an estimated 4,200 Covid-19 cases a day. The number of estimated cases has been growing week-on-week since lockdown measures started to ease.

April 10th: 7,860 Confirmed Cases VS ~100,000 Estimated Cases
August 1st
: 771 Confirmed Cases VS ~4,200 Estimated Cases

These estimated numbers show that Covid-19 is still circulating at much larger numbers than there have been confirmed tests, albeit less than at its peak in March and April. This is partly due to some people not showing any symptoms, only having mild symptoms, or cases going unreported.

It’s important to remember this when looking at the official UK Gov data of Covid-19 cases in the UK and in Surrey, as this only shows part of the picture.

The UK now has more testing capacity than it’s currently using so if you, a family member, or a friend, thinks they may have Covid-19 then go to the NHS website to check your symptoms and book a Covid-19 test if you fit the criteria.

Sources and further reading:

24 Jul 2020

Free Winter Flu Jab for 30 million most at risk people in England + advice on how to get a private Winter Flu Jab at Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy & Superdrug

The UK Gov and NHS England are gearing up for the largest ever Winter Flu Jab programme which aims to offer free flu vaccinations for some 30 million people most at risk.

All over-50s, people shielding, and those who live with them and children in their first year of secondary school will be offered the free flu jab.

With the expectation of Covid-19 continually possible till at least Summer 2021, the fear of a combined flu season during the Covid-19 pandemic may mean the NHS could struggle.

As stated on the BBC News website: “Flu, which can be deadly or need hospital treatment, poses additional threats during the pandemic:

  • There is some evidence a double infection with coronavirus and flu is more deadly than either alone
  • A big flu season combined with coronavirus could overwhelm hospitals
  • If lots of NHS or care-home staff are sick with flu, then it may not be possible to respond to Covid-19 in the same way as during the peak in spring.”

If you are not eligible for the free Winter Flu Jab, you can book a private flu jab at Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy, and Superdrug. Price for a private flu jab is approximately £20.

The team here at Go Surrey use Boots Pharmacy for our flu vaccination every year. We do this to help protect ourselves and the most vulnerable around us – so we thoroughly recommend it.

For more information on the Flu and the Flu Vaccination please see the NHS Flu website.

You can also read more about the UK Gov’s Flu Vaccination Programme for Winter 2020.

23 Jul 2020

Wearing Masks – Mask Guidance from the UK Gov

Face coverings must be worn in enclosed public spaces from 24 July in England, as the government takes further steps to help curb the spread of the virus.

Coverings will be mandatory in enclosed public spaces including supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, transport hubs, banks and post offices.

They must also be worn when buying takeaway food and drink, although they can be removed in a seating area.

Masks will not be mandatory in indoor venues which have other safety measures in place, including: Eat-in restaurants; Pubs; Hairdressers and salons; Gyms and leisure centres; Cinemas, concert halls and theatres; Visitor attractions like museums.

There are exemptions for children under 11, those with disabilities or certain health conditions, such as respiratory or cognitive impairments that make it difficult for them to wear a face covering.

Public Health England has warned parents not to buy coverings for babies and young children because of the risk of choking or suffocation.

It is not compulsory for shop workers to wear face coverings but the government said it “strongly” recommended that employers consider their use where appropriate.

Source: BBC News
Source: UK Gov

15 Jul 2020

Wear Face Masks in shops and on public transport

It will be compulsory to wear a face mask in shops in England from Friday 24 July.

People won’t be required to wear a covering in places where it’s not practical – such as in a pub, cafe or restaurant.

Since 15 June, anyone travelling by bus, train, ferry or plane in England must wear a face covering.

Some passengers are exempt from the rules including:

  • Children under 11
  • People with disabilities
  • Those with breathing difficulties
  • Anyone travelling with someone who relies on lip reading

 

15 Jun 2020

Face coverings compulsory on public transport in England

Wearing a face mask on public transport in England is now compulsory.

Passengers without a covering will be asked to wear one, or will face being refused onboard or fined £100.

More than 3,000 extra staff including police officers are being deployed at stations to make sure people comply.

Source

28 May 2020

What can you do now? Lockdown measures updates

As of 1st June in England, you will now be able to:

  • Meet up to six people from different households outside – either in parks or now also in private gardens – as long as you remain 2 metres / 6 feet apart

This is in addition to the advice to:

  • Work from home if you possibly can
  • Avoid public transport if you can – walking or cycling to work is preferable or drive your car
  • Shield if you are part of a vulnerable demographic
  • Wear a mask where social distancing is more difficult, such as on public transport or confined indoor spaces
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly
  • Isolate if you have any Coronavirus symptoms
  • Maintain a social distance of 2 metres / 6 feet from others outside your own household at all times
  • Take unlimited outdoor exercise
  • Enjoy parks and public spaces without exercising

Source: UK Gov Advice

24 May 2020

From 1 June schools, colleges and nurseries are set to open to more children.

PM confirms schools, colleges and nurseries on track to begin phased reopening.

Schools, colleges and nurseries across England remain on track to open to more children from 1 June, the Prime Minister confirmed today (24 May 2020).

Primary schools will welcome back children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, while nurseries and other early years providers will begin welcoming back children of all ages.

Secondary schools, sixth forms and colleges will also provide face-to-face contact for Year 10, Year 12 and equivalent 16-19 further education students to help them prepare for exams next year. It is expected this will begin from 15 June, with around a quarter of these secondary students in at any point.

Source: UK Gov Press Release

18 May 2020

Coronavirus tests available to all over 5 years of age & loss of taste and smell added to symptoms list

The UK Gov is expanding eligibility for Coronavirus testing to include all over 5 years of age that have symptoms.

Test results currently can take up to 48 hours on average.

Coronavirus symptoms include loss of taste and smell, as well as a fever, tiredness, continuous cough, and breathing difficulties.

14 May 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak Extends Furlough Scheme

The Chancellor has announced an extension of the Furlough Scheme, officially known as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

The extension will be as is for 1 additional month till the end of July.

From the beginning of August to the end of October the Furlough Scheme will continue but with businesses contributing to the employees wages.

Here at Go Surrey, we feel that it would most likely be the UK Gov contribute 60% of employee wages and employers required to contribute 20%. Employees on the Furlough Scheme at this point will be able to work.

13 May 2020

England starts first baby steps to easing lockdown rules

England has started the first baby step to easing the lockdown rules – rules which will be with us for a long time to come.

From today, you will be able to enjoy unlimited outdoor exercise. You can also meet 1 other person outdoors from another household as long as you adhere to the social distancing advice – remaining at least 2 meters apart at all times.

10 May 2020

PM Boris Johnson announces Stay Alert, Control The Virus, Save Lives plan

Boris announced today the new plan for the UK slowly, gradually returning to work with it’s new plan and slogan “Stay Alert, Control The Virus, Save Lives“.

The UK is looking at at least 2 months of lockdown with some gradual easements during this period.

7 May 2020

UK Gov to announce roadmap on Sunday 10th May

PM Boris Johnson is expected to announce a roadmap for gradually easing up of the lockdown on Sunday 10th May.

It’s expected that any easing, if any, will be gradual.

For now, the lockdown still exists so please follow the UK Gov advice to:

Stay at Home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives.

1 May 2020

Major outbreaks in UK Hospitals and Care Homes

While community transmission has been decreasing, there has been a large increase in UK hospitals and care homes.

26 Apr 2020

PM Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street after Coronavirus battle

PM Boris Johnson has now return to Downing Street to leading the UK Government after his personal battle with Coronavirus.

His personal infection saw him fighting the disease in intensive care at Guys and St Thomas’ hospital.

25 Apr 2020

UK hospital deaths pass 20,000, as Worldwide death toll surpasses 200,000

Today, sadly, the UK hospital death toll has passed 20,000. There are many other non-hospital deaths in the UK making the total direct and in-direct COVID-19 deaths in the UK substantially higher.

The worldwide death toll has also surpassed 200,000 recorded and confirmed deaths. Again, sadly, this number is only part of the story with many deaths going unrecorded.

20 Apr 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Open

The UK Gov’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which pays grants to employers affected by Coronavirus of 80% of staff wages, has opened for applications. Employers should receive the grant cash in 6 days.

16 Apr 2020

UK lockdown extended for 3 weeks

The UK Gov announced today that the lockdown will be extended by 3 additional weeks, until at least, Thursday May 7th, 2020.

26 Mar 2020

Self Employed Support

UK Government announces Self Employed Support package paying 80% of average profits over the past 3 years, up to £2,500 per month, for those with average profits of £50k or less [Source]

20 Mar 2020

More closures and 80% PAYE grants

UK Government forces bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, and leisure centres (as well as other entertainment and hospitality venues) to close temporarily until further notice [Source]

UK Government announces that they will provide grants for businesses to pay up to 80% of employee salaries up to £2,500 a month affected by Coronavirus [Source]

18 Mar 2020

Surrey School Closures

Surrey Schools will close after lessons finish on Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice [Source]

4 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Sick Pay

Employee’s sick pay (SSP) paid from day 1 of Coronavirus related illness and self-isolation [Source]

Employer’s can reclaim 100% of up to 14 days of sick pay (SSP) back from UK Gov relating to Coronavirus [Source]

Advice, Guidance & Support

This information is provided to help signpost users to advice, guidance, and support available. It's not a comprehensive list of all advice, guidance, and support available. We recommend you follow all advice from the UK Gov, NHS, and other public bodies.

UK Gov Coronavirus Response

You can find out everything the UK Gov is doing about the Coronavirus pandemic all in one place, visit UK Gov Coronavirus.

Find Coronavirus Support

The UK Gov has an online service to find out what help and advice you can get from the government and other organisations, visit UK Gov Find Coronavirus Support.

Coronavirus - What it means for you

Citizens Advice has comprehensive guide on Coronavirus, visit Coronavirus - What it means for you.

Coronavirus Guides

Money Saving Expert is constantly updating guides with need-to-knows on the financial fallout of the pandemic, visit Coronavirus Guides.

Health, Symptoms & Testing

This information is provided to help signpost users to informaion about health, symptoms, and testing available. It's not a comprehensive list of all informaion about health, symptoms, and testing available. We recommend you follow all advice from the UK Gov, NHS, and other public bodies.

NHS Coronavirus Symptom Checker

Want to check the symptoms? Use the NHS Coronavirus Symptom Checker.

Free NHS Coronavirus Test

You can book a free NHS Coronavirus test online at NHS Coronavirus Test.

Mental Health Support

The Mental Health Foundation has advice on how to look after your mental health during this Pandemic, visit Mental Health Foundation Advice.

Your Questions Answered

We've answered your frequently asked questions about the current Coronavirus COVID19 pandemic.

  • Covid-19 Testing Surrey: Where can I get a Coronavirus test in Surrey?

    If you live in the county of Surrey within any of the following boroughs (Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley, and Woking) then you can book a Covid-19 test online.

    You can also get private, non UK-Gov/NHS Covid-19 tests, by looking on any search engine. We recommend reviewing any Covid-19 tests for their effectiveness and accuracy. Best to follow UK Gov, NHS and WHO advice on private Covid-19 tests in Surrey.

  • Surrey Covid-19: How many coronavirus cases and deaths today?

    Our team update the statistics on coronavirus cases and deaths every day. For today’s data for the UK, Surrey county and in your local area, that includes Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley, and Woking.

  • Covid-19 R Rate: What is the R rate in Surrey?

    The R rate in Surrey is currently unavailable.

    According to Surrey County Council as of 7 September 2020, “the estimated R number for the South East is 0.8-1.0. This indicates the outbreak is stable or falling across the region. However there is a high degree of uncertainty around this estimate due to low case numbers and highly variable transmission across the region, so it is not robust enough to use for policy decisions.”

    The R rate (also known as R number, or R value) is a way of determining a disease’s ability to spread, such as Coronavirus.

    R0 to R0.99: An R rate below 1 means each existing infection causes less than one new infection.

    R1: An R rate at 1 means each existing infection causes one new infection.

    R1.1+: An R rate above 1 means each existing infection causes more than one new infection.

    Our team will continue to investigate what the R rate is in Surrey, so please keep an eye on our Surrey Coronavirus Hub.

  • Covid-19 Deaths: How many people in Surrey have died from Coronavirus?

    Unfortunately, we only have data for some deaths related and connected to Covid-19. The numbers displayed on this page are for confirmed hospital deaths in the UK as reported by NHS England, Public Health England and the UK Gov. Unfortunately, there will be Coronavirus deaths in Surrey outside of hospital which may go unreported and there will be incidental deaths due to the strain on the Surrey healthcare system.

  • Covid-19 Cases: How many people in Surrey been infected with Coronavirus?

    At the present time it is impossible to know how many people in Surrey have been infected with COVID-19. We can show the confirmed cases as reported by the NHS England, Public Health England, and UK Gov from their lab tests, however, many people who have mild, moderate, or no symptoms may not seek medical help or testing.

  • Covid-19 Symptoms: How can I check if I have Coronavirus symptoms?

    The NHS 111 has created a new online symptom checker at 111.nhs.uk/covid-19.

  • What are the symptoms?

    According to the NHS England the main symptoms of the coronavirus usually include:

    • High temperature: This means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).
    • New, continuous cough: This means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
    • Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste: This means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
  • What is Coronavirus, COVID19, SARS-CoV-2, and 2019-nCoV?

    Coronavirus is a type of virus. COVID19 is the name of the pandemic which stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019. SARS-CoV-2 is the specific name of this strain of Coronavirus. 2019-nCoV was the previous name for SARS-CoV-2 at the beginning of this current outbreak which stands for 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

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