Unpaid Carers now in Group 6 for COVID Vaccinations

 

The Government announced on Sunday 14th February that, the following Monday (15th February), unpaid carers will be included in the next phase of the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine in England and will begin to be called forward for vaccine. (Source Carers UK)

To register for this you need to let your GP surgery know you are a carer if you haven’t already done so.

The guidance states that being a Carer in group 6 is defined as:

“Those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person, someone who has a severe mental illness or whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill ….  including Parents of disabled children, where the child would be vulnerable if the parent were unable to provide normal levels of care and support because they were ill with COVID”.

If you need any help or support with this please do contact us on 0800 31 68 600.

Have you seen the latest #COVID19 Vaccination Guide from the nhs.uk ?

https://somersetcarers.org/covid19-vaccination-guide-jan-2021/

NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group have details of the vaccine roll out in Somerset: https://www.somersetccg.nhs.uk/health/local-services/health-services-during-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccinations-in-somerset/

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