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  • Disability Groups Respond to Covid Inquiry

    Disability Groups Respond to Covid Inquiry

    The horrifying impact of the Covid pandemic on Disabled people risks being ‘airbrushed out of history’, Disability Rights UK and its partners have warned ahead of the looming public inquiry. The warning comes in a formal response to the inquiry’s draft terms of reference drafted by law firm Bhatt Murphy Solicitors on behalf of DRUK and a number of disabled people’s organisations.

  • Free Covid-19 Testing for Higher Risk People

    Free Covid-19 Testing for Higher Risk People

    People who have compromised immune systems still have access to free LFD testing and Covid-19 treatments such as antiviral drugs. You will be contacted via phone or email to identify you as part this group. If you haven’t been contacted by mid-April and believe you should be part of this group, contact your GP or hospital consultant.

  • New Treatments for Covid-19

    New Treatments for Covid-19

    The NHS is offering new antibody and antiviral treatments to people with coronavirus (COVID-19) who are at highest risk of becoming seriously ill.The treatments can help some people manage their COVID-19 symptoms and reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill. They are for people who have not been admitted to hospital and at highest risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

  • Free LFD Testing Ends This Month

    Free LFD Testing Ends This Month

    There’s still time to get or order Covid 19 Rapid lateral Flow (LFD) tests but only until the end of this month! Free LFD testing for the general public will end on 1 April. You will be able to order LFD tests for free only until 31 March.

  • Free Cab to Grab a Jab

    Free Cab to Grab a Jab

    You can now call for a free taxi service for Sheffield residents to and from Covid-19 vaccination/booster appointments or walk ins. Your trip there and back will be paid for by Sheffield City Council. Call City Taxis on 0114 235 8997 to book with code SCC vaccine. Accessible vehicles suitable for both manual and electric wheelchairs are available, please specify when booking.

  • Sensory Vaccination Clinic Date for Teenagers

    Sensory Vaccination Clinic Date for Teenagers

    Do you have a child with additional needs who has not been able to access their teenage Covid vaccinations? If so the Sheffield Children’s Vaccinations and Immunisations Team are holding a relaxed sensory session for children with additional needs and their families at The Concord Sports Centre, Shiregreen Lane, S5 6AE on Saturday 5th March from 9.30am to 3pm.

  • Living with Covid Plan

    Living with Covid Plan

    The Prime Minister has announced an end to all remaining Covid restrictions in England, including the legal requirement to self-isolate. Some changes will come into effect on 24 April, others not until 1 April.Disability Rights UK has stated that the ‘removal of restrictions without consideration of those still at risk is genuinely horrifying’.

  • Return to Plan A

    Return to Plan A

    The Prime Minister has announced that England’s Plan B measures will end on Thursday January 27th including compulsory mask-wearing on public transport and in shops. Equality campaigners are calling on the Government to reverse their decision as many disabled and vulnerable people are still shielding at home and do not feel safe to go out.

  • Free Taxi Provision to Access Vaccination Clinics

    Free Taxi Provision to Access Vaccination Clinics

    Sheffield City Council is offering support to provide a taxi service to anyone unable to access their Covid jabs at a vaccination clinic because of transport difficulties, who otherwise could not or would not attend. Sheffield City Council will then receive an itemised bill of the trip and cover the cost. This arrangement is currently running until 31st March 2022. If you meet the criteria and have a disability we can help by arranging a taxi for you ( using a code provided by the council ) so just get in touch.

  • Your Digital NHS Covid Pass

    Your Digital NHS Covid Pass

    The government has updated its guidance on how to get an NHS COVID Pass and demonstrate your coronavirus (COVID-19) status when travelling abroad and at events and venues in England.You can apply for a medical exemption if you cannot get vaccinated or tested for medical reasons. You’ll then be able to get an NHS COVID Pass for domestic events and venues when your medical exemption is confirmed.

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