Covid-19: Working together to Keep Lambeth Safe

9 December 2021

Written by: Lambeth Council

News and announcements

Last night the government announced new restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19 following the emergence of the new Omicron variant. This is a worrying development, but the right thing to do at this time.

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Covid-19: Working together to Keep Lambeth Safe

From Friday we will need to wear facemasks in most indoor public venues – on top of the current need to wear masks in shops and on public transport.

From Monday anyone who can work from home should do – and from next Wednesday the NHS Covid-19 passport or a negative lateral flow test will be needed to get into larger venues.

These measures come at a time when Lambeth has seen a doubling of the local Covid-19 infection rates over the past fortnight – and we will be working with our communities to keep people safe.

We are asking our residents to follow the restrictions and to get vaccinated, please take your booster jab when eligible. If you have not received your first or second dose it is not too late to do so.

The vaccine has massively reduced the numbers becoming seriously ill from the virus and is available across the borough.

Testing is still one of the best ways to stop the spread of the virus – free lateral flow tests are available from local pharmacies or test sites in Lambeth and we should all now use them before meeting other people.

For more information about the Covid-19 vaccination visit For more information on testing visit

Cllr Clare Holland
Leader of Lambeth Council