Important information about COVID-19

There are many changes to our services at present due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This section is kept up to date with the latest information so please visit it regularly. 

If you are an inpatient at Kingston Hospital, you may be asked to wear a mask.

Face mask

Key facts about the COVID vaccine:

  • The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They will give you the best protection against coronavirus 
  • People aged 70 and over and the clinically extremely vulnerable to begin receiving invitations for vaccinations
  • The NHS will let you know when it is your turn to have a vaccine. It is important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then
  • You must have an booked appointment to receive your vaccine. Please do not turn up without an appointment – thank you to everyone for being patient and waiting to be contacted
  • Please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – hands, face, space

NHS warning about scams linked to Covid-19 vaccination

The NHS in south west London is warning people to be on their guard for scams linked to the coronavirus vaccine that aim to get their financial details and steal money.  It follows reports that some people are receiving suspicious calls and text messages offering the Covid-19 vaccination.

Dr Nicola Jones, local GP and GP lead for the roll-out of the vaccine in south west London, said: “The vaccine is a vital part in our defence against Covid-19 and we know people are excited about getting their jab, but sadly it also means being aware that opportunistic scammers and fraudsters will be looking to take advantage of the roll-out.

“Coronavirus vaccines are only available on the NHS. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge – at no point will you be asked to pay. When it is the right time, you will be contacted by the NHS, your employer, or a GP surgery local to you to receive your vaccine.”  Read more on the SWLCCG website

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