Across the UK cases of Covid-19 are rising and everyone is being urged to get vaccinated if eligible and then get tested twice a week.
People who are vaccinated can still carry the virus and pass it on to others – 1 in 3 people have the virus but show no symptoms at all. People like this are described as being asymptomatic.
Tower Hamlets council is urging everyone, including those who are already vaccinated, to get tested.
In addition everyone still needs to follow government Covid-19 guidelines.
Book a Covid-19 test online
If you have symptoms of Covid-19 you must book an appointment online immediately or by calling 119.
Vaccinated? Still get tested please!
People without symptoms should still get tested twice a week even if already vaccinated.
This is in case of being asymptomatic or for the tiny number of people for whom vaccinations do not work.
How to get regular rapid Covid-19 tests
- Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests online
- Collect tests to do at home, you can collect up to two packs of seven rapid tests from a local chemist or test site. (If you do tests at home, you’ll need to report your results online or on the phone.)
Find where to get rapid lateral flow tests
Find vaccination centres in Tower Hamlets
People in Tower Hamlets can find out the location of vaccination centres in the borough here.
How well is Tower Hamlets doing for vaccinations?
Vaccination rates vary across the UK with the highest percentage of those over 50 vaccinated in Stratford-upon-Avon at 96.0% and the lowest percentage in Westminster at 59.3%.
At 62.2% Tower Hamlets has one of the lowest vaccination rates.
Highest Vaccinations rates in UK
|Area||% fully vaccinated*|
|Bath & North East Somerset||93.7%|
Lowest Vaccinations rates in UK
|Area||% fully vaccinated*|
|City of London||60.6%|
* Estimated proportion of people aged 50.
NHS England / ONS. Figures are provisional.
Related Internet Links
- Tower Hamlets council Covid-19 information page
- Vaccination sites in Tower Hamlets
- Rapid flow tests in Tower Hamlets
- Tower Hamlets Covid-19 testing options
- Covid-19 information and support for the disabled in Tower Hamlets – Real
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