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  • Covid Plans in Place

    Covid Plans in Place

    The Government has issued new guidance on the COVID-19 response in an Autumn and Winter Plan for England. Plan A introduces an enhanced vaccination programme offering a first dose of vaccine to 12-15 year olds and a booster dose to individuals who received vaccination in Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. If the data suggests the NHS is likely to come under unsustainable pressure, the Government has prepared a Plan B.

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  • Time to Act

    Time to Act

    This briefing paper by the Institute for Public Policy Research examines the impact of the pandemic, following decades of increasing regional inequalities, on the lives of disabled people across the north of England.Their conclusions emphasise that now is the time for policymakers to act and ensure that disabled people have equal access to opportunity across the North and the rest of the UK.

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  • Young People's Experiences of Covid

    Young People's Experiences of Covid

    Sheffield City Council has published a report of findings from its survey with Sheffield’s children and young people on their experiences of coronavirus and life in lockdown.It was recognised that although young people are less likely to get seriously ill from the virus, the pandemic will still have had a profound effect on their lives in many other ways.

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  • Sixteens and Seventeens Get Jab

    Sixteens and Seventeens Get Jab

    It’s been announced that 16 & 17 year olds are now eligible for their first Covid-19 vaccination and don’t need parental consent to get a vaccine. The group can’t book via the national booking service but will be contacted by the NHS or can attend a walk in centre.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Highlights

    Healthwatch Sheffield Highlights

    Healthwatch Sheffield has published its annual report for 2020-21, which gave them the chance to reflect on what was a difficult year for most and a year like no other. The organisation says that they have achieved some real highlights and spoken up for Sheffield’s communities where they could, but there’s lots that they still hope to do.

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  • Thank You Day

    Thank You Day

    On Sunday 4 July the country is coming together to celebrate Thank You Day, a new national day of recognition, to mark the Covid-19 pandemic.The aim is for as many people as possible to be involved, however they would like, so everyone who deserves it gets a thank you – and the whole of the UK gets together.

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  • Muslims Encouraged to have Vaccine during Ramadan

    Muslims Encouraged to have Vaccine during Ramadan

    Sheffield NHS CCG has launched a campaign ahead of Ramadan to raise awareness that having the Covid vaccine does not break your fast.Local Muslim faith leaders, working in partnership with the CCG and Sheffield City Council, are spreading the message that getting vaccinated while fasting is allowed in Islam.

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  • Easy Read: Getting Your Covid Vaccine at Sheffield Arena

    Easy Read: Getting Your Covid Vaccine at Sheffield Arena

    People in Sheffield who are eligible for the Covid vaccine will receive an invitation from either their GP or the mass vaccination centre at Sheffield Arena. We have made an Easy Read guide to what will happen if you have your vaccine at Sheffield Arena.

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  • Be Alert to Covid-19 Vaccine Fraud

    Be Alert to Covid-19 Vaccine Fraud

    Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing looking text messages letting people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly pretending to be from the NHS, or local pharmacy. Be alert to and find out how to report any scams.

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  • Tell Us What You Want To Know About Covid (A Quick Survey)

    Tell Us What You Want To Know About Covid (A Quick Survey)

    We have already got a really informative webpage with lots of information on Covid but we now have some funding to provide more specific information in more accessible formats.. We’d love it if you would help us to help you. We want to give you information about Covid that is accessible and relevant to you. Please answer our quick survey to let us know what you want and need.

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