The current infection rate in Kingston is steady – they key messages this week are:

  • National lockdown is still in effect until 29th March. Please do not make any unnecessary journeys / visits. Wherever possible, please stay home and if you need to go out follow the standard hands, face, space guidance to help protect others and save lives.
  • If you live with a secondary school student, please support them to maintain twice weekly testing at home. If you are in a household, support or childcare bubble with a nursery, school or college pupil or a staff member, you can access regular rapid testing – visit: for details.
  • You can get the vaccine if you are: aged 50 or over, at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable), moderate risk (clinically vulnerable), live or work in care homes, health or social worker, listed on the GP Learning Disability Register, the main carer from someone at high risk.
  • The vaccine is safe, effective, free of charge and free of animal products or alcohol. The side-effects are minor – similar to the seasonal flu jab.