Thank you tribute at borough’s vaccination and testing centres

Published Thursday, 25 February 2021

As part of the Mayor’s official duties, the Mayor has embarked on a tour of GP-led vaccination centres across the borough to thank staff and volunteers for their work.

Certificates of thanks are being presented to staff representatives at each vaccination centre, with Mayoral visits carefully programmed to avoid stopping the vital work both staff and volunteer workers are doing. Also included in the tour of thanks are the council’s testing centres at the Civic Centre and the Kentwood Centre where staff are testing asymptomatic frontline workers, with this work designed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Hannah Gray said, “On behalf of us all, I simply want to share our heartfelt thanks to all the staff and volunteers who are doing so much to make sure that as many people as possible receive their vaccination in the best way. This has been and remains a major logistical exercise which is constant and the professionalism and care shown is something we are all grateful for. I am pleased that good progress is being made locally but more than anything I wanted to reach out to teams and individuals doing extraordinary things for us.”

The Mayor continued, “I also need to thank staff who are operating the council’s two testing centres for those of us who don’t have symptoms but need regular testing, most probably because our work typically brings us into contact with people from outside our household. Lots of people fall into this category, from tradespeople to social workers and today I also want like to thank the staff that do so much to make this testing process as seamless as it is, helping to protect us all.”

To help all concerned, prior to visiting the vaccination centres, the Mayor waits for the outcome of her own test. The Mayor first thanked staff at the vaccination centre at West Wickham and Shirley Baptist Church last week but vaccination centres in Penge, Beckenham, Bromley and Orpington will all be visited in the coming days. For information on the vaccination programme in Bromley and the rest of south east London please visit www.selondonccg.nhs.uk.

The Mayor also thanked testing staff today by visiting the Kentwood Centre in Penge, with a separate visit to the Bromley Civic Centre also planned.

The two rapid test centres in Bromley, at the Civic Centre and the Kentwood Centre in Penge, offer lateral flow tests for those over 18, without symptoms. Book a rapid Covid test here www.bromley.gov.uk/rapidtesting - results are sent within 30 minutes to a smart phone or by email.

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