Real Weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

Priority Covid-19 Information (29th July)

Key points

 

  1. Local update in Tower Hamlets:
    • 195,855 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose.
    • 118,194 residents ​have had their second dose administered.
  1. Langdon Park Summer festival: This weekend Tower Hamlets Council has organised a summer festival in Langdon Park offering free food vouchers to everyone who gets a vaccine at their pop-up site. The festival includes:
    • Food
    • Live Music
    • Pop-up Vaccine Centre
      • Vaccines are for 1st or 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine (2nd does must be at least 8 weeks after your 1st)
      • No appointment is necessary, but if you would like to book call: 020 7364 3030
    • Festival Times: Friday 30th July & Monday 2nd August 10am-4pm, and Sat 31st July & Sunday 1st August 10am – 6pm
    • Address: 33 Bright Street, E14 ORT
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  2. Cases of Covid-19 have started to fall this week: Cases of Covid-19 have started to fall this week in Tower Hamlets. Last week, the Tower Hamlets rate was 450 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 residents, and this week it is 365 per 100,000 – a fall of just under 20 per cent which is encouraging to see, but it is still really important tobook your vaccine, and followCovid-19 safety guidelines.
  1. Let’s Keep Life Moving:The Government has launched a new campaign ‘Let’s keep life moving’. In addition to the general message to get vaccinated, it is promoting five recommendations for staying safe and protecting others:
    • fresh air
    • continued testing (whether you have symptoms  or not)
    • wearing face coverings in crowded places, or where they are still required such as some transport systems
    • using the NHS app
    • regular hand washing

    Watch this helpful video which provides clear advice on how to stay safe now that lockdown measures have been relaxed.

  1. Keeping you safe at hospital: The Royal London Hospital recently reopened its 15th floor unit, dedicated to caring for patients with Covid-19 who require critical care. This is so they can separate Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 pathways and protect elective care activity, which they intend to keep running for as long as possible.