COVID-19 rates in Southwark are extremely high so everyone should remain cautious and follow advice.
The vaccines are safe and the best defence against COVID-19. Every day in Southwark people are getting their first, second or booster jab.
Ever wanted to learn to swim? We still have some spaces left in our free swimming lessons programme. The lessons take place at leisure centres across the borough.
Hunt for treasures and rummage for bargains at a massive vintage yard sale of salvaged things on 16 January. Afterwards, enjoy the array of local cafés, bars and restaurants in Peckham. Please follow all the COVID-19 rules.
Pick from 12 routes which include film locations, Dulwich’s unusual architecture, flora and fauna, and myths and legends of the borough.
We are looking for foster carers to make a difference to the lives of Southwark children in care. We offer excellent training, generous financial support and round-the-clock support. If you have a spare room we’d love to hear from you.
The Southwark Construction Skills Centre is now based at Hawker House, Canada Water. Drop in anytime between 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday to find out about hundreds of job opportunities and free training courses.
We’d love to know what you think of our digital health coach. It can help you to quit smoking, eat more healthily, lose weight, move more or take care of your mind. The first 90 residents to complete the feedback survey at the end will get a £10 Love2shop voucher (limited to one per person).
If you live on an estate you can join monthly estate inspections with council officers and contractors to make sure your estate is clean, safe and well cared for.
Have you got money-related worries like losing a job, working less hours, overdue bills, increasing debt or awaiting for a benefit decision?
Is your child starting primary school this year? If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, your child is due to start primary school in September 2022.
We are currently consulting on the proposed admission arrangements for community primary schools and the co-ordinated admission schemes for the academic year 2023/24.
Take a lateral flow test at a community testing site
Take a rapid lateral flow test before meeting with family and friends or going to busy public places. Our testing sites at London Bridge and Peckham have lots of capacity and tests available.
>> Take a lateral flow test at community testing site
You can also try to order tests to be delivered to your home.
Register the result of your lateral flow test whether it’s negative or positive.
Get a PCR test and stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms
Stay at home if you’re unwell, to help protect friends, family, colleagues, and others in the community. You can order a PCR test kit to be sent to your home or book an appointment at a walk-in or drive-through test site.
>> Get a COVID-19 test if you currently have symptoms
Walk-in jabs for 12 to 15-year-olds
All children aged between 12 and 17 are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Most children aged 12 to 15 will be offered first and second doses in school, but if you have missed that opportunity you can go to a walk-in clinic or book online.
>> Find a vaccine walk-in clinic for 12–15-year-olds
>> Book a first or second dose for a 12 to 15-year-old
Second dose vaccinations for 16 and 17-year-olds
If you’re 16 or 17-years-old you can book a second dose, for 12 weeks after your first dose. If you’re at higher risk from COVID-19, you can get a second dose at a walk-in vaccination site from eight weeks after your first dose.
>> Book a second dose if you’re aged 16 or 17
Extra pop-up vaccine clinic on 8 January
There will be an extra walk-in vaccination clinic in Peckham on Saturday 8 January, No appointment or ID is needed. First, second and booster jabs will be on offer.
>> Find a walk-in vaccination site
- Wash hands regularly and wear face coverings in public places including shops, public transport, community centres and faith premises.
- Meet family and friends in well-ventilated areas where possible, such as outdoors or indoors with windows open. You are at a higher risk if you are in an enclosed or crowded space, or there is limited fresh air.
- Download the NHS COVID-19 app. Keep your Bluetooth and contact tracing on to stay informed in case you come into contact with a positive case