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.
The infection rate in Slough has started to plateau. Our rate is 205 cases per 100,000 which puts us at 22nd in the country.
“Properly washing hands with soap & warm water, or using hand sanitiser, remains one of the great ways of helping reduce the chances of catching coronavirus. Proper hand hygiene also works against the new strains. Don’t be a #SanitiserAvoider, keep your hands clean #HandsFaceSpace”
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.
If you test positive for COVID or are symptomatic (new continuous cough, high temperate or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell) then your entire household MUST stay home for 10 days. You can only leave for a coronavirus test. Don’t be a #SecretSpreader, stay home!
Early indications suggest that Vitamin D may be contributing towards the fight against coronavirus. The NHS advise everyone takes 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day between October and March as we don’t get enough vitamin D from natural sunlight.
Public Health have created a short 30 second survey for everyone to answer, whether you take Vitamin D or not. Here is a link to the very short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/P626GQG
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.
As of the 18th January 2021, if you are arriving in the UK from St Kitts and Nevis you will need to self-isolate on your arrival, unless you have a valid exemption. As of the 19th January 2021, all British Airways flights from the UK to St Kitts and Nevis have been suspended.
All incoming passengers to St. Kitts & Nevis are required to complete the Travel Authorization Form, which can be found at www.knatravelform.kn, prior to their arrival. International travellers must have their negative RT-PCR (nasopharyngeal sample required) test and booked accommodation to complete the Travel Authorization Form required for entry. Once the form is completed and submitted, the visitor will receive an approval letter to enter the Federation.
St. Kitts & Nevis has added Montpelier Plantation & Beach hotel in Nevis to the list of Travel Approved hotels for international travellers. The Federation is currently not accepting RT-PCR tests conducted by LabCorp. Self-samples, rapid tests, or home tests are considered invalid. All travellers are now required to take a RT-PCR test 48 to 72 hours prior to departure.
Further information can be found here.