Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
This page gives useful contacts and links to help and advice during the current Corvid-19 outbreak.
The latest Government advice is as follows:
Help control the virus
To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:
- wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
- cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
- make space - stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions
You can help keep the virus under control by downloading the NHS contact tracing app. It’s the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk of Coronavirus.
Guidance and Support from central government:
England remains in National Lockdown but the rules have changed and lockdown eases significantly as we welcome
Advice from your borough
- Kensington and Chelsea dedicated web portal
- Westminster Coronavirus (COVID-19) - advice and information pages
The COVID-19 vaccine is a safe, effective way to protect ourselves from coronavirus.
More people are getting vaccinated every day, but it will take time for the programme to roll-out to everyone and achieve the level of protection we need to resume our normal way of life.
If you are aged over 45, you are now invited to book your vaccination on the NHS Covid 19 Vaccination website.
The links below have information about Coronavirus vaccinations in your borough:
If you are aged 50+, Age UK is offering free taxi transport to and from Covid-10 Vaccination appointments within Kensington and Chelsea, Westminister and other West London boroughs.
Westminster has produced a Vaccination FAQs to inform and dispel myths around the vaccines
Testing is the most effective way to control the spread of coronavirus. Go to your borough's Community Testing page(s) for more information on how and where you can get a test.
If you are a carer, who is directly employed by an individual who has Direct Payments to provide care and support to enable them to live as independently as possible, you are eligible to access the Testing for Personal Assistants programme.
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Getting Help from your borough, and volunteering:
If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know, please contact Adult Social Care on 020 7361 3013 or email email@example.com
If you want to volunteer please visit https://www.voluntarywork.org.uk/ and register your interest.
Pandemic Support for vulnerable residents
There is a lot of support available from different local groups in Kensington and Chelsea.
If this is not what you are looking for you can call Customer Services on 020 7361 3000. Customer Services is open 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday on 020 7361 3000. Out of hours you can call 020 7361 3002.
If you need help or you know of anyone who needs help as a result of COVID-19, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are concerned about an adult who you think requires social care and support or you have a safeguarding concern, please phone 020 7641 1444 or 020 7641 1175 or email email@example.com
If you want to volunteer please visit https://www.westminster.gov.uk/coronavirus-how-you-can-help and register with us.
Help and ideas whilst social distancing or in self-isolation
Direct Payment information
These pages offer information and advice on employing Personal Assistants during this pandemic, vaccination programme information for carers and the new PCR Testing for Personal Assistants.