The NHS will offer you a vaccination when it’s your turn – this will be when you’re in a priority group. At this time, the vaccine is being offered to:
· people aged 45 and over
· people at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
· people who live or work in care homes
· people health and social care workers
· people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
· people with a learning disability
· people who are the main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus
You’ll only be offered an appointment if you’re in one of these priority groups and, if you are, you can book an appointment at a larger vaccination centre or community pharmacy site online or by calling 119 for free (7am – 11pm, seven days a week). Alternatively, you can wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service. For more information visit: https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/your-area/sutton/ (Note this information is correct as at 14/4/2021)
There are a few ways to get your test - you can book and receive a test at centres and pharmacies near you, or pick a kit up to do the test yourself at home. Alternatively, you can order a kit to be delivered to your door from the gov.uk website.
Age UK Sutton's Services 'Community Support' and 'Home from Hospital' offer FREE support to Sutton's 50+ residents and their families.
Providing information, practical, emotional and social support and advice.
If you or someone you know is experiencing challenges in life we can help plan and set goals to overcome them.
Contact us on 020 8078 0002 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is an important time for practising Muslims that involves a month of fasting, worship and community celebration. It began on 12 April 2021 (subject to moon sightings) bringing with it a change to normal daily life for many of our Muslim communities and NHS workforce.
To help build confidence, reduce any barriers to access and support the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine amongst Muslim communities during the month of
Ramadan, please view this document.
Unfortunately, scammers are always looking for new opportunities.
We are eager to warn people of a current scam, which has already been widely reported, relating to the 2021 census. Scammers are reportedly knocking on doors informing residents that they have missed the deadline for the census or their census wasn’t received and are demanding lump sums of money up to £1,000 as a ‘fine’. In some cases, scammers are also sending phishing texts and emails.
They are targeting the elderly and vulnerable in particular.
The Census 2021 website states that Census officers may visit to offer help if you’re yet to complete the questionnaire. They may also visit to make sure that everyone has been counted. They will identify themselves as being from the ONS and carry an official ID badge. Census staff will never ask to enter the property. The ONS Census 2021 team can be contacted by telephone free on 0800 141 2021.
Please know that you will never be approached in person or over the phone by the ONS (The Office for National Statistics) regarding any kind of payment or fine relating to your census return. If you have any concerns please see Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06 for up-to-date guidance on preventing scams and assist any vulnerable people you feel may be at risk of being scammed. If you or someone you know has fallen victim to such a scam, please report it immediately.