Real Weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

Priority Covid-19 Information (8th July)

Key points


  1. Local update in Tower Hamlets:
    • 184,902 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose.
    • 91,568 residents ​have had their second dose administered


2. Covid-19 cases continue to increase in Borough: The number of new people testing positive for Covid-19 is continuing to increase in Tower Hamlets. The weekly incidence rate is now higher than London and England and is marked as DARK RED. Sadly, there has also been an increase in the number of hospital admissions. This makes it especially important to continue to follow the hands, face, space, fresh air advice and take your vaccine when it is offered to you.


3. Covid-19 webinars today: Public Health England and the NHS are hosting two important Covid-19 webinars today – Thursday 8th July. The webinars include an expert panel of medical professionals with the opportunity to answer questions about the following topics:

    • The Covid vaccine, pregnancy & fertility – Online today 5:45 – 6:45pm. Here are the details to join this webinar:
    • How to have confident Covid-19 conversations – Online today 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Click here to register for this event.


  1.  All Covid restrictions expected to be lifted on 19th July: The Prime Minister announced this week that the government are expecting to lift all Covid-19 restrictions on the 19th July. Amongst other things, face masks will no longer be legally required and distancing rules will be scrapped at the final stage of England’s Covid lockdown roadmap. The final decision will be made on 12th July. To read more about what will happen from this date read this article by the BBC.


  1. Over 18s can now book a vaccine: Anyone aged 18 and over can now book their vaccine appointment. In Tower Hamlets there are local clinics (including pharmacies in the borough) and mass vaccination sites, including Westfield.


  1. Walk-in vaccine appointments: Currently anyone eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine (those aged 18 and over) can walk in to a number of different venues in the Borough. For the full list of places open for walk-ins, including opening times and addresses, visit the Tower Hamlets Council website. If you do not have documentation, no questions will be asked.