COVID-19 in Lewisham – update from our Director of Public Health This week Dr Catherine Mbema, our Director of Public Health, highlights the importance of improving airflow in a room, reminds over 50s to book their vaccine, and shares Sir Lenny Henry and Amma Asante’s ‘A letter to loved ones about the COVID-19 vaccine’ video. Read the latest COVID-19 in Lewisham update.
Events coming up
The London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre is hosting a free question and answer session.
Thursday 8 April 8.15pmFind out more about the ‘all you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines’ webinar.
Anyone without coronavirus symptoms who needs to leave the home for work or volunteering can get a rapid COVID-19 test.
Rapid tests are also available for households and support bubbles of nursery, primary, secondary and college-age children and young people. As well as getting tested at one of our rapid test sites, you can collect rapid tests from some local testing centres or order rapid tests to be delivered to your home.
You can collect a pack of 14 rapid tests at The Green Man, Downham; Civic Suite, Catford and Ignition Brewery in the Sydenham Centre – check the opening hours on our website. You can also collect at Molesworth Street, Lewisham or Vanguard Street, Deptford.
If you can’t collect a home rapid test kit, you can order COVID-19 rapid tests to be delivered to your home on the Government’s website.
Even if you have had the vaccine, you should continue to get a rapid test twice a week. The vaccine cannot give you COVID-19, but we don’t yet know whether it will stop you catching and passing it on.