Nearly half of borough adults vaccinated
Coronavirus update from
Telford and Wrekin Council
Covid-19 vaccination programme gathers pace in Telford and Wrekin
So far, nearly half of Telford and Wrekin’s adult population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from Public Health England.
Residents aged 55 to 59 are currently being invited to book their vaccination at a local centre, online or by calling 119. If they prefer an appointment at their local surgery, they can wait to be contacted by their local GP.
Residents aged between 50 and 55 are set to be invited soon.
Second vaccination appointment – what you need to know
Many residents in the early priority groups will be receiving their second vaccination soon.
If you don’t know when your second vaccination appointment is, please wait to be contacted by your GP to arrange it.
If you were vaccinated at one of the local vaccination centres, you will have booked your first and second vaccination at the same time.
Remember, even if you have had your vaccination, you still need to follow the public health guidance and lockdown rules.
Thank you Telford, for everything you have done so far to control the virus. Let’s keep going!
Free rapid tests available for all borough businesses for regular workplace testing
The Government announced that all businesses in England, including those with fewer than 50 employees, can sign up to the free coronavirus workplace testing programme.
Businesses are encouraged to register their interest by 31 March to order free rapid tests for their employees.
Rapid testing detects cases in under 30 minutes, meaning positive cases can isolate immediately, breaking chains of transmission.
Regular testing could be the difference between a workplace being able to stay open and operational, or needing to close due to a coronavirus outbreak.
Get tested twice a week at home- if you are in a household with school-aged children
Borough households with primary school, secondary school and college age children, including childcare and support bubbles, are advised to test themselves twice every week at home
The twice-weekly test kits in Telford and Wrekin (for people feeling well, with no coronavirus symptoms – in the above-mentioned groups) can be accessed as follows:
• By going to a community-test site;
• By collecting a home test kit from an NHS “Test & trace” site;
• By contacting your employer, if your employer provides testing;
• By ordering online a home test kit.
Originally published by Telford and Wrekin Council