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Covid tests and vaccinations

 

Testing

Symptom-free Testing

  • Online booking for rapid tests is now available for people who don’t have symptoms in Woking, Epsom and Ewell, and Spelthorne, and participating pharmacies across Surrey.
  • This targeted local community testing is for people who don’t have symptoms, live or work in Surrey, can’t work from home and haven’t already been offered a test through work.
  • Businesses with 50+ employees who cannot work from home can order free rapid tests.

Symptomatic Testing and Self-isolation

  • People with symptoms should call 119 or book a PCR test via the national programme.
  • If you get a positive COVID-19 PCR test result, you should not test again within 90 days unless you develop any new symptoms. If you test sooner, you may get another positive result and need to self-isolate again, even without symptoms. See the updated guidance.
  • If you have a positive rapid (lateral flow/ antigen) test within 90 days of a positive PCR test result, for example through a work, you will also need to self-isolate again.
  • If you are directed to self-isolate and can’t work from home, you may qualify for support payment. Other help is also available for those asked to self-isolate or shield, e.g. shopping.

 Vaccinations

Surrey Heartlands

  • People aged 65-69 (Cohort 5) will begin to receive invitations from the National Booking Service for large vaccination sites, such as Epsom Racecourse or can wait to be contacted by a GP for a more local site.
  • Surrey Heartlands vaccination helpline for the public: 0300 561 2500 (9am-4pm, Mon-Fri) or syheartlandsccg.vaccination@nhs.net Check FAQs first. NOT a vaccine booking service.

 National

You can book a vaccine online or by calling 119 if you are:

  • Aged 65+
  • Extremely clinically vulnerable (shielding)
  • A frontline health or care worker

Care homes that have not received vaccines can email: covidvaccineasc@dhsc.gov.uk 

* Free transport is available to some vaccination sites via Uber (click for discount codes).