COVID-19

  • Suffolk County Council Covid-19 Message Cascaders. There’s so much advice and guidance made available about COVID-19 it’s important to share information that’s accurate and easy to understand. Help out by sharing this information with family, friends, colleagues and community groups. Become a Message Cascader! Whether you pass information on to family, friends, work colleagues, community groups or to your other networks – every share helps. Click on the image below to open it as a PDF. For other posters and short videos on a range of topics concerning Covid-19, go to the Suffolk County Council website Message Cascaders page. Do share onwards.

    Suffol Message Cascaders infographic on living with Covid

     

  • Suffolk Refugee Support are offering a telephone service on 01473 400785 on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm (their normal drop in hours) for Refugees and Asylum seekers. Clients will be asked to provide their name, number and a reason for calling and then a designated member of the advice team will call them back. They are also regularly calling those clients believed to be most vulnerable and they are thinking and working towards remote ways to continue to engage those clients who had been attending the groups.

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  • Covid-19 vaccinations. Invitations are continuing being sent to people to attend a vaccination centre to receive one of three UK approved vaccines. To get an idea of what to expect from a Covid-19 vaccination, information can be found on the NHS website Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine page. Information about the different vaccines, who can receive them, how you will be contacted, and what will happen at your appointment is detailed on there.

    Do remain vigilant as criminals are taking advantage of the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine to commit fraud, via fake emails, texts and phone calls attempting to defraud people of their bank & payment details. The vaccine is FREE and the NHS will never contact you to ask for your bank account or payment details. This government poster warns of the type of thing to look out for: Covid-19 Vaccine Fraud.

  • Get a Covid Vaccination While we don’t know the full scale of the potential impact this new ‘Omicron’ strain will have it’s clear it spreads more easily. Help the NHS by ensuring you are vaccinated against COVID. Appointments can be booked online via www.sneevaccine.org.uk where you can also find details of how how you can attend a walk-in clinic,

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  • Help support the NHS by becoming a volunteer responder. Members of the public can sign up quickly and easily at goodsamapp.org/NHS to become NHS Volunteer Responders, and can be called on to do simple but vital tasks such as:

    • delivering medicines from pharmacies;
    • driving patients to appointments;
    • bringing them home from hospital;
    • or making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.

    More information at NHS England.

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  • Suffolk Coalition Of Disabled People are offering a telephone contact service – for people who are disabled, carers or anyone in isolation that wants someone to chat to.  They can be contacted on: 07718 563751  enquiries@scodp.org.uk or via their website. They’ll able to call people back if they a name and telephone number – they do not need other details. They are also happy to accept referrals if they have the permission to pass on the above details. They are available Monday – Saturday 8 am – 8pm

  • Join a CovidAidUK group. This amazing volunteer run network has a really useful step by step guide to help people start getting organised street-by-street as well as links to local groups which are being added to every hour. More resources and information on their website and Twitter page.

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