For general advice on Covid-19, only trust information from official sources, as there are many ill-informed and malicious comments circulating.

World Health Organisation information at

UK Government information at

NHS information at

Help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus by keeping at least 2 metres apart from other people outside your household. The closer you are in contact with other people, the greater the risk of you catching Covid-19, or passing it on. Wash your hands with soap and water before putting your hands near your face, which will prevent you ingesting the virus from contaminated surfaces.

Need Help

Surrey County Council has information and advice regarding Coronavirus which is available at

Telephone 0300 200 1008
Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm Sat-Sun 10am to 2pm.

Guildford Borough Council has information and advice regarding Coronavirus which is available at
They have set up a 3 helplines that you can call to get support:

  • Please call 01483 444400 if you need help due to Coronavirus or the stay at home restrictions.
  • Please call our Safe & Settled team on 01483 444476 if you are recently home from hospital, or need some help to manage at home. We can also help with urgent repairs to your home and advise on issues with landlords and rented property.
  • Please call 01483 505050 if you would like information on how you can volunteer.

Lines are open from 8:30am – 7pm – Monday to Friday and 10am – 2pm on weekends and bank holidays.

Foodbanks see The Trussell Trust. There are foodbanks in Cobham and Dorking. Posters are up around the village for residents requiring help.


Details of shops open within walking distance of Effingham village can be viewed here


Details of current restrictions on Surrey libraries can be viewed at