Remember hands, face and space to keep Woking safe


Friday, 21 August, 2020

Woking Borough Council is reminding residents and visitors that they need to remain vigilant and slow the spread of Coronavirus, following a recent rise in infection rates.

To protect each other and keep our communities safe, we all need to play our part. By continuing to follow the simple guidelines for controlling the virus, we can reduce infection rates in Woking as quickly as possible.

This means you must continue to:

  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Sanitise your hands wherever possible.
  • Keep your distance from people not in your household - two metres apart where possible.
  • Wear a face covering in shops, supermarkets, confined public areas and public transport.
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Cllr Simon Ashall, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, Woking’s residents and communities have responded in an amazing way. With the continued easing of restrictions, it is so important that we do not lose the hard-won reductions in national and local infection rates.

“Preventative measures are the best way to avoid infection rate spikes, possible local lockdowns or shop closures. We all have a role to play in slowing the spread by making sure we continue to socially distance, wash our hands, wear face coverings and by getting tested if you show any symptoms.

“And for all our communities, please continue to be sensible, be mindful and be safe.”

In addition, people should not:

  • Socialise indoors in groups of more than two households including when eating out and at the pub.
  • Socialise outdoors in groups of more than six people from different households.
  • Stay overnight away from your home with members of more than one household. Your social bubble counts as one household. 

Got symptoms? Get a test

Anyone who has symptoms of Coronavirus, whatever their age, should book a test immediately. It’s important to book a test within the first five days of having symptoms.

To book, visit or call 119.

A mobile testing unit will be visiting Woking Park and Leisure Centre car park until Friday 28 August 2020, so it is easy to be tested. Nevertheless, you still need to book through the NHS website or 119.

If you test positive for coronavirus you can play your part to help stop the spread of the virus by sharing the contact details of those you have been in contact. These people will then be alerted by NHS Test and Trace and advised to self-isolate.

More information

Read an update on Coronavirus cases in Woking and the rest of Surrey

Read the latest Coronavirus advice and local services information