CIC Information Sheet Issue 15 (short version) 29 April 2021

Over 720k people have received at least one vaccine dose in Herts and W Essex.

Vaccination update

Phase two of the vaccine programme is progressing well. People aged 42 and over are now eligible to book their vaccine, booking is available on the National Booking Service

Rapid Testing for 1 in 3 people who catch Covid don’t display any symptoms.

Rapid testing sites, designed to detect COVID-19 in people without symptoms, are offering ‘lateral flow tests’ across Hertfordshire – just walk in. You can also order rapid Covid testing kits to use at home or collect them from a local site or a pharmacy taking part in the lateral flow test scheme (if unavailable online) Click Here to access Rapid Tests

Remember, if you have COVID symptoms, you must get a ‘PCR’ test. Find out how to get a PCR test Click here

Vaccination and pregnancy – new advice

Click Here for JCVI new guidance advising that Covid-19 vaccines should be offered to pregnant women at the same time as the rest of the population, based on their age and clinical risk group. There have been no specific safety concerns identified with any brand of coronavirus vaccine in relation to pregnancy.

Walk-in vaccination sessions for eligible frontline health and social care staff aged over 30 – they can Book Online Click Here or walk into several vaccination centres when they are open without the need for an appointment. Opening times for staff are available Click Here

The Government has created a SHARE checklist to help and protect you from false information online.

Unpaid Carers – are being reminded to register with their GP practice as a Carer to book their vaccination with their GP and get relevant information, support and advicefrom healthcare services Click Here

Twice Weekly Rapid Testing – getting into the twice weekly habitprevents the spread of infection by identifying cases. You can also book a test for yourself at one of HCC’s Rapid Test Centres Click Here

Vaccination ProgrammeThere is information available about the vaccination programme, including resources for adults with learning disabilities and resources in different languages and formats Click Here and  Click Here for resources in different languages including leaflets and videos in Arabic and Urdu

Keep on doing the basics: Wash hands regularly and thoroughly. Keep distanced from others. Wear a face-covering when required. Self-isolate when told to do so

If you or your family need financial or practical help and advice with the cost of food or fuel this winter, please get in touch with HertsHelp:  Click Here or email   or call 0300 123 4044

For more information and guidance for Residents and Businesses during the pandemic please Click Here

Rapid test home kits selfie campaignsSelfies should be sent to: .uk with the subject line ‘Rapid Test Selfie’

“What will you be doing?” #WWYBD  COVID-19 campaign

In this campaign, Herts County Council is encouraging people to keep following the rules in pub gardens, gyms, shops, and private gardens so that there isn’t a delay in the reopening of sports grounds, restaurants, and cinemas.

From this week, businesses in the community will be showing their support for the campaign by displaying the campaign message: “What will you be doing?” outside their venues and posting images on social media using the hashtag #WWYBD.

This message invites people to look forward to what they’ll be doing this summer as restrictions ease, but also asks what they’ll be doing to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Herts County Council is looking for businesses, clubs and community venues to take part. It could be a cinema with a letter board outside, a theatre with a poster board for its upcoming events, or a sports club with a street-facing fixture board. Herts County Council can provide posters where needed.

If you know of any spaces in your community that could help, HCC would like to know and can contact them directly with more information.

For further details, please contact


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