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Keep Southwark Safe

7 September 2020

Keep London Safe, a London-wide campaign to address low awareness of COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, launched on Wednesday 29th July.

Londoners have played a central role in controlling COVID-19 by following the government advice on social distancing, self-isolation, wearing face coverings and practising good hand hygiene. Thanks to this hard work, new cases of coronavirus in the city are low, but we must remain vigilant to keep London safe.

Keep London Safe is a new London-wide campaign, a collaboration between the 32 London boroughs and London Councils, which will ensure all Londoners receive vital public health messages, including how to get tested for Coronavirus.

Supported by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, the partnership will span borough boundaries and address the challenges of London’s diversity, deprivation and density.

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, self-isolate and get a test immediately by calling 119 or visiting

Symptoms include:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough, or
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

You and anyone you live with must stay at home (self-isolate) until you get your result.

If your test is positive, you must self-isolate.

If you had a test because you had symptoms, keep self-isolating for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. If you had a test but have not had symptoms, self-isolate for 10 days from when you had the test. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must self-isolate for 14 days from when you start self-isolating.

If NHS Test and Trace gets in touch to say you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, you must follow their instructions and stay at home for 14 days.

All of this will help keep your local community, your borough and London as a city, a safe and healthy place to live.

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