Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

Priority Covid-19 Information (19th August)

Key points

  1. Local update in Tower Hamlets:
    • 202,404 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose.
    • 147,299 residents ​have had their second dose administered.
  1. Covid-19 weekly incidence rate has increased again:The rate of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Tower Hamlets has unfortunately increased again so we are still rated as MAROON RED. The rates are highest in 15-34 year olds. Rates are much lower for the over 60s but are also starting to increase. The best ways to protect yourself are:

Book your vaccine here, and make sure you follow Covid-19 safety guidelines.

  1. 16 and 17 years olds eligible for vaccine:16 and 17 year olds and those aged 12-15 who are either clinically vulnerable or live with someone who is clinically vulnerable are now eligible for vaccination. Speak to your GP or call 020 7364 3030 to book.
  1. Guidance for clinically vulnerable: The latest information suggests that having two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine reduces the severity of the illness if you catch the virus. However, as you may remain at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill if you were to catch Covid-19, you may wish to think particularly carefully about additional precautions you can take. There is a separate guidance page for clinically extremely vulnerable people that contains some examples of these precautions.Click here for more information.
  1. Changes to self-isolation guidance: If you’re fully vaccinated or under 18 you no longer need to self-isolate after close contact with someone who has Covid-19. If you have symptoms you should still isolate and take a PCR test. Find out when to self-isolate and what to do on the NHS website