A mosque in Borehamwood was converted into a temporary Covid vaccination clinic.

Around 70 people visited the Borehamwood Islamic Society & Mosque in Maxwell Park on Friday for their jab.

The majority of those arrived for their first jab and the aim of the clinic was to reach communities which haven't been as willing to take up the vaccine.

Borehamwood Kenilworth councillor Dan Ozarow, who helped organise the event, said: "It was wonderful to see so many Borehamwood residents arrive for their vaccine at the clinic.

"Numbers surpassed our expectations and we even had to send out for more vaccine.

"Some of those who attended told us that they weren't planning to have their vaccination until they found out about today's event, so we have definitely helped to bolster local vaccine rates in our efforts to confront the pandemic and keep the community safe.

"I'd like to say a big thank you to Dr Alex Byrne for her and her team's efforts, to Hertsmere Borough Council's community engagement officers David Golding and Lee Meyer and also to Brother Amir and Borehamwood Islamic Society for hosting."

Hertsmere as a whole has a high uptake in Covid vaccinations but this is largely due to places like Bushey and Radlett where more than 80 per cent of adults have had at least one dose.

In Borehamwood, around 70 per cent of adults in the town have had one jab, with vaccination rates at a similar level across the entire town.

Around 55 to 60 per cent of adults in Borehamwood are fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Covid cases have increased significantly in Hertsmere and in Hertfordshire in recent weeks.

In July, there have been at least 379 confirmed cases in Hertsmere with thousands more across the rest of the county.

At the moment, cases rates are particularly high in Radlett and parts of Potters Bar, but the Delta variant, which has become the dominant strain, is also circulating in Borehamwood, Bushey, Shenley, and Elstree.

Infections are being hugely driven by teenagers and those in their 20s, Public Health England data shows.

The table below shows the number of Covid cases in your area over the last two weeks and the number of people vaccinated in your neighbourhood.

With restrictions being eased on July 19, the public are still being advised to behave cautiously.

Speaking at a Downing Street briefing, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "It is absolutely vital that we proceed now with caution and I cannot say this powerfully or emphatically enough: this pandemic is not over."

He closed his speech by encouraging those who haven't already to "get that jab".

Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible for a Covid vaccination, which can be booked on the NHS website.