Every week we update residents on the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the borough. The latest figures (15 to 21 October) show there were 172 cases. This is an increase on last week (8 to 14 October) when there were 164 cases.
The rate per 100,000 for the period 11 to 17 October for Kensington and Chelsea is 131.3 per 100,000. The rate for London over the same period is 112.3 per 100,000 and for England is 176.6 per 100,000. The rate per 100,000 figures are available over a rolling seven day period. There is a delay of a few days as figures are collated and checked.
The situation in Kensington and Chelsea, and the rest of the country, is constantly fluctuating and we need residents to carry on following the Government’s advice.
The most important thing we can all do to prevent the spread of the virus is to remember the basics:
- Wash your hands more often than usual for 20 seconds, especially as soon as you get home
- If you can, cover your mouth and nose when in places where it’s hard to stay away from other people you do not normally meet
- Keep your distance - try to stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with (or anyone not in your support bubble)
- You should not meet in groups of more than six people outside (unless it is your household or support bubble) and can only meet members of your household or support bubble inside
Also remember that if you have Coronavirus symptoms you should self-isolate and get a test as soon as possible, although there is currently a national shortage and delay in testing.
You can find details of mobile testing at Olympia, but please remember that this is currently limited to 200 tests a day. There is also a semi-permanent testing facility in North Kensington which is open seven days a week.