COVID-19 rapid testing (if you don’t have symptoms)

If you can’t work from home or you’re a key worker you can now book a rapid COVID-19 test if you don’t have symptoms.


Keep Southwark Safe

Health conditions and health care


Coronaviruses are common around the world, and there are many different types. COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, China.

The most typical symptoms include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Loss of taste and smell have also been identified as a symptom.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, isolate yourself and get tested

Older people, males, and those with underlying health conditions are known to be at greater risk of poor health outcomes related to COVID-19. Analysis by Public Health England and the Office for National Statistics has also identified a number of other groups, including certain ethnic minorities. 

Latest Southwark statistics

Number of new cases in the week up to 12 January 2021

Total number of cases since 1 February 2020

Total number of COVID-19 related deaths since 1 February 2020

London “R” level as of 15 January 2020




0.9 to 1.2

Southwark JSNA reports

  • Report pending publication

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Page last updated: 21 January 2021

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