At least 150,000 people with learning disabilities are to get the Coronavirus vaccine sooner than originally planned - the news was released by Public Health England yesterday (24 Feb 2021) - here's what they put out: The advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) remains that adults with severe and profound learning … Continue reading At least 150,000 with learning disabilities to get vaccine sooner
From 8 March, some of the rules on what you can and cannot do will be changing: you will be allowed to spend time in outdoor public spaces for recreation on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble. This means you can sit down for a drink or picnic. … Continue reading Stage 1 – Summary of March 8th changes of restrictions
The government has introduced a number of new improvements to the home testing programme to make it even easier to get tested. People who do not have access to the internet can now order PCR home testing kits over the phone by calling 119, without needing an email address or any other digital requirement. This means that … Continue reading Call 119 For A Covid-19 Home Testing Kit
Important guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people from the government, 18 Feb 2021 Link: Other language versions, plus easy read, BSL and large print versions available here We are writing to you as you have previously been identified as someone thought to be clinically extremely vulnerable and at high risk of becoming very unwell if … Continue reading Updated letter to clinically extremely vulnerable people
With more people are being added to the shielding list in England, the BBC have published this article looking at shielding, who it applies to and what changes are being made: Who is being added and why? Health advisers say they now have a clearer picture of who is high risk. About 1.7m people are … Continue reading Coronavirus: Who should be shielding and why?
A new Government report has been released which focuses on estimates of differences in COVID-19 mortality risk by self-reported disability status and diagnosed learning disability status for deaths occurring up to 20 November 2020, using linked data from the 2011 Census, death registrations, and primary care and hospital records. Read the full report here, or … Continue reading Gov’t Report: Coronavirus related deaths by disability status
This is the Government's latest information for eligible adults on COVID-19 vaccination in a BSL format: The COVID-19 vaccination for older adults leaflet is available to download. Paper copies are also available to order. Information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination. The what to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination leaflet is available to download. Paper copies are also available to order.
Here's the latest Government advice on stopping the spread of Coronavirus. We're all familiar with the basics, but it's well worth a read just to refresh your memory on some of the details! Protect yourself and others This guidance is for everyone to help reduce the risk of catching coronavirus (COVID-19) and passing it on … Continue reading Gov’t Advice: How to stop the spread of coronavirus
This is an explanation of the technology behind asymptomatic testing and the role these tests play in the national COVID-19 testing programme. Published 27 January 2021 by the government. NHS Test and Trace is making rapid lateral flow antigen testing available alongside standard lab-based PCR tests. These tests play a different, but crucial role in the … Continue reading Guide: Lateral Flow testing for people without symptoms
Spend as little time as possible in shared spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms and sitting areas. Avoid using shared spaces such as kitchens and other living areas while others are present and take your meals back to your room to eat. Observe strict social distancing. Ask the people you live with to help by bringing … Continue reading Guide: Limiting close contact with others in the household if you have COVID-19