First Omicron cases confirmed in Greenwich borough

Walk-in test site in Plumstead. This is NOT where the case was confirmed.

The first cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed over the weekend in Greenwich borough.

Council leader Danny Thorpe tweeted the news earlier today:

Most confirmed cases now being reported follow a person becoming infected around a week ago, so further spread is likely.

Test centres can be found here. There are five in the borough:

  • 02 North Greenwich – drive-through facility only
  • University of Greenwich, Avery Hill Road, Eltham – on foot only
  • Charlton Athletic Football Club, – mobile testing facility accessible by car
  • Abery Street, Plumstead High Street – walk-through testing centre, on foot only
  • De Vere Devonport House Car Park, Greenwich – walk-through testing centre, on foot only.

You can also book your booster here.

It’s key to test alongside booking and attending third booster jabs for those that have had their first two longer than three months in the past.

Greenwich is lagging someway behind the national average for vaccination, with only 62.5 per cent of people having had two jabs.

Nationally that figure is 81 per cent.

Information on pop up clinics can also be found here.

There are also programs to door knock in certain parts of the borough to offer help and assistance.

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Murky Depths

I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

4 thoughts on “First Omicron cases confirmed in Greenwich borough

  • December 7, 2021 at 5:45 am

    Please get your vaccinations and wear mask to very simple things to do. Which every one can do.

    That amount of people that cannot wear a mask for a short period of time while in a shop or on public transport is mynute which doctors have confirmed themselves many times.

    If you do want to think of yourselves then please think of others who are vulnerable with underlying health conditions who can be severley affected by Covid and other winter viruses like Influenza (flu).

  • December 7, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Please be careful out there. Get your vaccinations, wash your hands regularly and wear a mask on public transport and in shops and confined spaces with other people.

    Let’s look after each other and all keep each other safe.

  • December 9, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    You know where you can stick your mask, pal…

  • December 9, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    He clearly does know where to put it. It appears you’re the ignorant one. If nothing else the pandemic has helped us more easily identify the stupid and the selfish.


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