There have been a further 47 cases of coronavirus recorded in Surrey in the past 24 hours, according to government figures released today (September 10).
This means the total cases in Surrey now sits at 5,413.
Across the UK, 14 new deaths have been confirmed meaning the total coronavirus related deaths now sit at 41,608.
So far across the UK, 358,138 have tested positive for coronavirus with 2,919 new cases confirmed in the past 24 hours.
A new coronavirus death has been reported by a trust operating in and around Surrey, with the total remaining at 1,200 since the start of the pandemic.
Asked for further details on the introduction of marshals to help ensure social distancing in town and city centres, a spokesman from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government said: “We are encouraging the introduction of Covid-secure marshals to help support our high streets and public spaces, making sure that people feel safe to enjoy them.
“Some areas of the country have already introduced marshals to support the public in following the guidelines in a friendly way and we will be working with local authorities to see where else they are needed. We will be setting out further details in due course.”
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The Government said where marshals have already been introduced, they have had responsibilities including “directing pedestrians, providing information, cleaning touchpoints, preventing mixing between groups and being a point of contact for information on government guidelines”.
Councillor Nesil Caliskan, chair of the Local Government Association’s (LGA’s) Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said: “We need to quickly see further detail on how the Government’s Covid-19-secure marshal scheme is intended to work, and any new responsibilities for councils in this area will have to be fully funded.”
Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough:
- Elmbridge: 541 (increase of two)
- Epsom and Ewell: 378 (increase of four)
- Guildford: 637 (increase of five)
- Mole Valley: 370 (increase of five)
- Reigate and Banstead: 858 (increase of four)
- Runnymede: 379 (increase of three)
- Spelthorne: 426 (increase of 14)
- Surrey Heath: 483 ( increase of one )
- Tandridge: 363 (increase of two)
- Waverley: 543 (increase of two)
- Woking: 435 (increase of five)
Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey:
- Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 365
- Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 277
- Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 260
- Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 190 – an increase of one
- Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 98
- Woking Community Hospital – one
- Nuffield Health, Woking – one
- Mount Alvernia, Guildford – two
- Walton Community Hospital – four
- St Magnus in Haslemere – two
It is worth noting that some of these trusts operate sites outside of Surrey, for example Frimley Health runs Wexham Park in Slough.