New COVID-19 test site in Camden

Ann announcement from Camden Council:

A new COVID-19 test centre opened in Camden [last] week, with plenty of appointments available should you, your friends or family members have coronavirus symptoms and need to book a test.

The centre is located at UCL’s Ramsay Hall on Maple Street, near Euston Road, W1T 5HB. The site is open seven days a week, with appointments from 8am to 8pm.

There are COVID-safe measures in place throughout to help protect you and our NHS frontline staff. Please note, that bookings are essential and you should not just show up.

The test site is not step-free so if you have mobility access needs please request an at-home test kit. To book either an at-home or in-person test today, go online via nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119.

The Care Quality Commission wants your feedback

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator for health and social care in England. They regulate hospitals, care homes, doctors, dentists, mental health services, community services and more.

They are always looking for feedback from us, the people being treated, on the ways that the services can be improved (or, indeed, where things are going well!).

For September and October 2020, the CQC are particularly interested to hear from people with long-term and invisible conditions.

To have your say, go the CQC website:

https://www.cqc.org.uk/get-involved/share-your-experience/because-we-all-care

Coronavirus regulations are changing

As you should have heard, the coronavirus regulations are changing:

  • As of Monday 14 September, people should not meet in groups of more than 6 persons, except if you are in the same household, or playing organised sport, or attending a wedding or funeral.
  • From Friday 18 September, certain businesses (especially those in the hospitality industry) will need to have a Track and Trace system in place, and keep the information for 21 days.
  • The Covid-19 app is due to be launched on Thursday 24 September.

See full details here:

Government coronavirus guidance

How to wear a face mask

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With face masks compulsory on public transport, and soon to be compulsory in shops, you should read the following page from the BBC:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53395513

If you want to make one yourself, here is a guide from the UK Government:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering

And there are plenty of videos on Youtube if want something to follow, with a variety of styles.