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It’s been a few days since the UK Government announced their plans for slowly coming out of lockdown and I’m sure you, like me, are getting your head around what we can and cannot do and by when. While some travel operators are reporting a surge in bookings, I urge you to wait for further government guidance on travel arrangements before making any commitments.


To help our local businesses get back on their feet, the Council is backing our local hospitality businesses with a life raft of grants ringfenced specifically for pubs, restaurants, bars, cafés and hotels in the borough. Find out more below.


Nearly 18 million people (27 per cent of the UK population) have now received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, with everyone aged over 18 who is registered with a GP surgery due to have their first dose by the end of July. This is a massive achievement and a huge thank you to everyone involved in making this happen.


Yesterday, I was delighted to see the news that people with learning disabilities are at last to be prioritised for the vaccination programme. I know that this announcement will be welcome news, and a huge relief for our families in Royal Greenwich who are caring for a loved one with a learning disability.

We need everyone to keep following the COVID-19 guidelines, take the vaccine when it’s offered, continue to social distance and observe hands-face-space.


Thank you.

Cllr Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich




Are you now eligible for your COVID-19 vaccine?  



The list of people who are eligible for their COVID-19 vaccination through a mass vaccination centre or pharmacy has been updated. See the full list of priority groups and guidance on the high and moderate risk categories.


If you’re on the learning disability register or clinically vulnerable (moderate risk) from COVID-19, please wait to be contacted by your local NHS.


How do I book both doses of the vaccine?  



It’s important you get both doses of the vaccine to give you the best immunity possible to COVID-19. If you book by calling 119 or via the national online system, you usually book both vaccine doses together.


If your GP contacts you to book your first dose, they’ll also contact you to arrange your second dose.


Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine.


Get tested



As many as one in three people who have COVID-19 don’t show symptoms and could be spreading the virus without knowing it.


Find out more information and book a rapid test.