Get involved in your community
Coronavirus has affected all of our lives, and it’s important to know how to protect ourselves, our families and our community, and know the support that’s available for everybody.
As a community, we are stronger together.
The Public Health team in Royal Greenwich have been working with communities in the borough, with the aim of helping to keep people safe, preventing the spread of the virus and stop any misinformation that may be circulating.
Delivery Teams for several different areas are being developed, each with its own Engagement Lead:
Abu Bah – Engagement Lead, Thamesmead Moorings
Khadijah Ahmed – Engagement Lead, Plumstead and Glyndon
Philip Connolly – Engagement Lead, Charlton
Rahman Famuditimi – Engagement Lead, Woolwich Common
Abu Siddiki – Engagement Lead, Woolwich Riverside
Louise Botfield – Engagement Lead, Sutcliffe Park (Page Estate)
Brenda Mason – Engagement Lead, Greenwich Peninsula (Caletock & Flamsteed Estates)
Delivery Teams will be going out and about in their local area, communicating with communities with small, safe, socially distanced conversations, door knocking, or through digital means such as online surveys. Each Delivery Team also has weekly zoom meetings to keep in touch and share ideas.
If you’d like to get involved and help to share information around coronavirus, please get in touch with your Engagement Lead, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can see some examples of the work that’s been going on so far by watching the videos below:
Live Well Greenwich Community Hub
Life can be difficult, even more so at the moment. Live Well Greenwich has helped thousands of people during the pandemic, and is still here for you.
Get support around:
Call 0800 470 4831 to talk to a friendly advisor or find out more here.
The Live Well Greenwich Community Hub can also offer support around coronavirus – whether that’s information and advice around testing, the vaccine or support if you have to self-isolate.
Getting tested for Coronavirus
1 in 3 people have coronavirus without knowing, so to reduce the spread, it’s strongly encouraged to get tested twice a week, symptoms or not.
Testing is free and will be an essential part of everyday life. It keeps us safe, slows the spread of the virus and should help prevent the need for future lockdowns. You can go to a community testing site, collect or order a home testing kit. Find out more.
And if you have coronavirus symptoms (fever, new continuous cough or a loss of sense of smell or taste), no matter how mild, get a test. Booking is essential. Order a home test kit if you cannot get to a test site. Go to gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test, or call 119.
The coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus. The vaccine is free, and only available through the NHS. When it’s your turn, you will be contacted by your GP practice or NHS England via letter, phone call or text.
The first dose of the vaccine should give you good protection from 4 weeks after you’ve had it. But you need to have the two doses to give you longer lasting protection.
We know for some people getting vaccinated can be a daunting experience and we’re working with communities across the borough to help address some of the misinformation. South-east London CCG have developed a new website that features vaccine stories from South-East Londoners, and answers any questions you may have about the vaccine. Find out more about vaccine facts.
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