COVID-19 Data and Best Practice

22nd May 2022


To help combat COVID-19, we at Cobham Area Foodbank are still following the guidelines for safer behaviours and actions that include:

  • Get vaccinated/boosted
  • Request continue to wear face coverings in the Distribution Centre
  • Let fresh air in when meeting people indoors
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • If possible, stay at home when you feel unwell or have a temperature

If you feel unwell or have temperature, please stay at home, if possible.  If you have tested positive with COVID-19, the advice is to stay at home for five days, which is when you will be most infectious.


Below is the latest national and local data on COVID-19 which is published weekly:

COVID-19 Data – National & Local
Key Message: COVID-19 infections may be receding in the UK – but that does not mean that the virus has gone away.

·       Surrey’s COVID-19 Intelligence Summary Report is published every Tuesday.

·       National data on cases, vaccine, deaths is updated daily, also available in easy-read version

·       Public Health England Campaign Resource Centre

·       COVID-19 Cases & Deaths

o   The ONS estimates that the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 decreased in England in the week ending 23rd April 2022. It is estimated that 2.2% of the population in England and 2.3% of the population in the South East had COVID-19

o   The estimated R number for the South East is 0.7 to 0.9. There is a high degree of uncertainty around this estimate due to highly variable transmission across the region.

·       COVID-19 Vaccinations

o   Up to 2nd May, 965,921 (85%) people aged 12+ in Surrey have received the 1st dose of a vaccination for COVID-19, and 923,753 (81%) people in Surrey have received the 2nd dose. 764,267 (67%) people aged 12+ in Surrey have received a booster or third dose of a vaccination.​

·       COVID-19 Hospitalisation

o   COVID-19 hospital admissions have decreased in Surrey and in England, with 171 in Surrey hospitals this week (2nd May to 8th May).


Latest insight of COVID-19 impacts on lifestyle

·     According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), almost 4 in 10 (39%) adults across Great Britain reported always or often maintaining social distancing and over half (57%) reported wearing a face covering when outside their home (27 April to 8 May 2022).


·     Since removal of the legal requirement to isolate, 51% reported fully complying with isolation advice (28 March to 2 April 2022), a significantly lower proportion than those reported in early March 2022 (64%) and February 2022 (80%).


·     Over two-thirds of people previously considered clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV people) were no longer shielding in April 2022 but were taking extra precautions. Around one in eight (13%) reported continuing to follow shielding advice.


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