Vaccination update – There’s a big push on getting people vaccinated as the summer approaches, to make sure as many people are protected as soon as possible. It’s easier than ever to get the vaccine, with more appointments available on the National Booking System, pop-up and walk-in clinics and super-sized ‘grab-a-jab’ sessions.
Second doses for over 40s – It’s now easier to change your appointment on the National Booking Service and bring your second dose forward if you’re aged 40+. Anyone who had their first dose at least eight weeks ago, is encouraged to get their jab as soon as possible by logging on to the National Booking Service, where they’ll be able to see alternative appointments so they can re-schedule their second dose, or alternatively go to one of the walk-in sessions being held locally.
Rapid Testing –1 in 3 people who catch Covid don’t display any symptoms, which means that the virus can be spread without realising it. Rapid testing is designed to detect COVID-19 in people without symptoms. You can 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. For more information Click Here
Anyone who thinks that they might have COVID symptoms must take a ‘PCR’ test, either by ordering one to be delivered to their home, or by attending one of the test centres in our area. They must then self-isolate while they wait for the results. This approach means that if the person does test positive, they can be supported to self-isolate if necessary. Test and Trace staff will also work with them to contact and advise friends, family members or colleagues who might have been infected. Click Here to book PCR test
The Government has created a SHARE checklist to help and protect you from false information online.
You can find more information about the vaccination programme, including FAQs and resources for adults with learning disabilities and resources in different languages and formats Click Here
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
For more information and guidance for Residents and Businesses during the pandemic please Click Here
Continue to develop PSRA’s ability to communicate effectively with all residents
Communication is the 3rd PSRA Key Area of Focus