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  • 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.

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  • 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 Jan 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.

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  • 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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  • Booster Vaccinations for Health and Care Staff

    Booster Vaccinations for Health and Care Staff

    The COVID-19 vaccination national booking service is now open for all frontline health and social care staff to book a booster vaccine appointment through self-referral. This includes Personal Care Assistants ( PAs ) employed by Individual Employers. Please note that you can only book an appointment for a booster dose if it’s been at least 6 months (180 days) since your 2nd dose of the vaccine.

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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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