Information for Greenwich Residents - 14.07.21
Sent on behalf of:
- Abu Bah - Engagement Lead, Thamesmead Moorings
- Khadija Ahmed, Engagement Lead, Plumstead and Glyndon
- Philip Connolly, Engagement Lead, Charlton
- Rahman Famuditimi – Engagement Lead, Woolwich Common
- Abu Siddiki – Engagement Lead, Woolwich Riverside
- Louise Botfield – Engagement Lead, Sutcliffe Park (Page Estate)
- Brenda Mason – Engagement Lead, Greenwich Peninsula (Caletock & Flamsteed Estates)
We hope that you’re finding these weekly updates helpful. Following feedback from Neighbourhood Engagement Leads, this update will now be once a week, and feature a mix of covid updates and positive updates from communities.
Some of the important information, around how to stay safe, where to get tested, and the support available, will now be available at all times on the Live Well website here.
We would really like to encourage you to share the following information through:
- friends or family who live in your area
- local networks
- neighbour or community groups you may be members of
- with people who you come into regular contact with through your work or local groups
If you haven’t already, it would be really helpful if you could take a couple of minutes to fill out this survey, which allows us to understand how widely this Community Update is being used, and whether it is reaching everyone it needs to. Access the short survey here.
KEY MESSAGES 13/07/2021
PAST 7 DAYS:
622 confirmed new cases of coronavirus in Greenwich
Cases are still increasing. With the Delta variant and restrictions easing, we need to be extra careful and follow the social distancing guidelines to make sure this number doesn’t continue to increase.
This is a low number but please continue to follow social distancing guidelines, and get your vaccine when offered. The vaccine greatly reduces the risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus.
Twice weekly testing
Cases are increasing and the one of the best ways to protect your loved ones is to take part in twice weekly rapid lateral flow testing, which are free and easy to access. Even if you have had both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, there is still a chance you might still get or spread COVID-19 so it is important to continue to take regular tests to protect those arounds you.
Find out how you can get your rapid lateral flow tests on the Royal Greenwich website
Don’t forget to report online both positive and negative results.
If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you can book your test on the Royal Greenwich website
If you’re over eighteen, don’t miss your vaccine
There are several pop-up clinics available in Greenwich over the next week to ensure that everyone over the age of 18 has their vaccine. Check out the full list including location, date and time, and what vaccine is available on the SELCCG website.
Community Voting Day Registration
Don’t forget to register for Community Voting Day on 17 July to vote for your local Community Champions project. If you live in either Woolwich Riverside, Caletock Estate and Flamsteed Estate or Page Estate click the links below to register. Registration closes at 4pm, Friday 16th July 2021.
- Woolwich Riverside Community Voting Day
- Caletock Estate and Flamsteed Estate Community Voting Day
- Page Estate in Eltham Community Voting Day
If you have already registered to vote please encourage your friends, family and networks that may live in the areas to vote. Please note you must be a resident living in the areas listed above to vote.
Holiday Food and Fun
Through our new Holiday Food and Fun programme, we’re funding free spaces at holiday clubs across the borough for school age children who are eligible for free school meals, or have additional needs.
From football to cookery, to art and crafts – there's something on offer for everyone this summer.
Browse our interactive map to see participating groups and how to get in touch to book your child’s place.
There are several fun activities happening in Charlton over the summer for young children. Check them out on the flyer below! Find out more on The Big Red Bus Club website
The community working in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Public Health.