Stop the spread of COVID to protect our GWH
This week the Government published its Autumn and Winter Plan 2021 setting out plans to manage COVID-19 in the months ahead.
The focus now is to provide a single vaccine dose to children aged between 12 and 15-years-old, and a booster vaccine to people most at risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. This is the group of people who received the vaccination in Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme (priority groups 1-9) which includes those over 50, health and social care workers, care home residents and people aged between 16 and 64 with an underlying health condition.
Both of these NHS-led programmes are due to start in the coming days in Swindon. Some people will receive their booster vaccine in their home or care environment, and it’s likely that they will be given their vaccine for flu at the same time.
The legal obligation remains in place to self-isolate if you or your unvaccinated contacts have tested positive for COVID-19. The financial support payment for those self-isolating on certain benefits will continue in its current format until the end of March 2022.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, make sure you arrange to take a PCR test as soon as possible. This still applies even if you have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
If you were previously identified as clinically extremely vulnerable, please continue to follow the general guidance now the shielding programme has ended following the vaccine programme rollout.
From 12 August 2021, SBC have launched a new check-in system at the HWRC to improve customer experience and site security.
When you book a slot at the HWRC, we will now email you a QR code, which will allow you to check yourself in when you arrive.
Please note, if you booked your appointment slot before these changes, we will send you a QR code via email on the day of your planned visit.Advance Booking Page