COVID-19 testing and vaccination

In Lambeth there are a range of ways that people can keep each other safe from the coronavirus, be supported to self-isolate and easily access the life-saving Covid-19 vaccine.

Get tested

As well as observing guidelines on social distancing, mask wearing and handwashing, if you’re planning to meet someone outside of your household, please protect those around you and take a rapid test. Order your free test kits online, from a local pharmacy, visit a mobile testing unit or our health and wellbeing bus.

Self isolate if you have symptoms or test positive

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive, Lambeth Council may be able to help you. They offer rapid financial, practical and emotional support to help you self-isolate for 10 days, and an option to stay in a hotel to protect the people you live with. Call 0800 054 1215 to get support and find out more.

Get vaccinated

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones and to help us all get back to normal. Two doses provide the best protection including against new variants of the virus.

If you have questions about the vaccination, you can speak to one of our Covid wellbeing ambassadors. The NHS Vaccine Facts website answers common questions South East Londoners have had about the COVID vaccine, and what happened when local people had the jab.

Three ways to get your vaccination

1. Visit our health and wellbeing bus or one of our walk-in clinics

We’ve converted a bus that will be stationed at different locations in Lambeth throughout the summer. Onboard will be information about a range of health services and support in your neighbourhood. You can also speak to our COVID wellbeing ambassadors, get tested and receive a vaccination.

Walk-in clinics are at different sites around the borough, including community venues, mobile
units and at some GPs or hospitals.

You do not need an appointment to visit the health and wellbeing bus or our vaccination walk-in clinics. New dates and venues are being added all the time.

2. Book online or by phone

Book your appointment online or by calling 119 free of charge.

New appointments are added regularly, and you will be able to choose from locations across London including:

  • St Thomas’ Hospital
  • Guy’s Hospital
  • King’s College Hospital
  • St George’s Hospital

Some pharmacies offer extended opening hours and some offer appointments at short notice or a walk-in service for first doses. Give them a call before attending. Your pharmacist is happy to answer any questions you have about the vaccine.

3. Book through your GP

If you’re registered with a GP you will get a text message, email or letter when it is your turn to be vaccinated. You can then book an appointment at a clinic close to you. If you are eligible for a vaccination but haven’t heard from your GP get in touch with them.