We plan to keep our clients informed of any news or updated guidelines where possible. However, we do recommend that clients take responsibility to visit useful websites, including the NHS where they will receive regular updates.
#OneSlough Community Response: SANAS is delighted to be part of the One Slough Community Response team, where we are helping our clients in a number of ways. If you need additional support, or know anyone that does, further information can be found here.
Our Co-Chair Anita Herbert is a Community Champion, helping spread factual information about coronavirus to our Slough residents.
Slough are currently experiencing much higher rates of transmission than our geographic neighbours, so spreading the correct information is extremely important.
If you are interested in becoming a community champion please sign up here.
On the 6th of January, 233 people in Slough tested positive for coronavirus in Slough which brings our rate to 1,015 cases per 100,000 which is the highest since local data collection began and is a key contributing factor to the new lockdown restrictions. There are currently 85 Slough residents in hospital due to COVID-19 with an average age of 66. For the full national lockdown restrictions click here.
The Berkshire Public Health dashboard helps to show exactly how our cases compare with our local neighbours. To prevent our cases from rising, please remember HANDS, FACE, SPACE.
Mass testing is coming to Slough this month. We are working on proposals to bring large scale, rapid turn around testing to Slough in January. There will be an element of targeted workplace testing as well as static testing sites so that we can test tens of thousands of residents that don’t currently have symptoms.
To do this we need your help. We’re looking for a group of around 10-15 volunteers that will be able to help us with some of the logistics on the ground, supporting and answering questions of those being tested, and pass out key coronavirus and vaccine information. You will be provided with online training in advance and the timings/days will be flexible. We are working on the proposal now, but are inviting interested parties to register now - sign up here.
The NHS needs help from Slough residents to take part in research. Even though we now have 2 approved vaccines we still need people to be part of research to ensure we are reaching everyone with a suitable vaccine, for example those that can’t access the current vaccines due to age or medical condition.
Please help us by sharing the registry information and encouraging your contacts to sign up to learn more.
Learn more and sign up here.
There are general principles you can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
If someone you know develops symptoms please refer them to https://111.nhs.uk/ for further advice
SANAS is committed to doing all that is can to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. In line with the government's advice around social distancing in place, SANAS' regular activities have been postponed.
Our priority is to maintain support and we are continuing to support our clients and those who are at risk of isolation or fall in the vulnerable category in and around Slough.