Welcome to the weekly Covid-19 information round up.
There is lots of information about Covid-19 coming from several different channels such as the Government and the NHS.
This bulletin aims to give you a summary about COVID-19 related information that is new or has changed recently.
The Government has announced that from 8 March, people in England will see restrictions start to lift. They have published details of a four-step road map which details the route back to a more normal life.
The first step will be split into two parts:
Step 1 (part one) – March 8
Step 1 (part two) – March 29, at the earliest
Before proceeding to each next step, the government will examine the data to assess the impact of previous changes.
Details on the each step can be found on the Government website.
Young people from Bradford District have worked with doctors and health professionals to produce a short film that will answer people’s questions on the COVID-19 vaccine.
The film was devised and produced by the district’s Young COVID Ambassadors, a group of young people brought together as part of the district’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ambassadors worked with other young people to pull together the most common questions about the vaccine and put these to local health professionals.
Some of the questions the health experts took on were: How does the vaccine work? Does the vaccine contain a microchip? How long does immunity last after having the vaccine? Can you still transmit the virus after being vaccinated? And will there always be different variants of the virus?
The film will be used by many organisations across the Bradford District including schools, NHS services, youth and voluntary services as well as through the Council’s social media platforms. You can watch the YouTube video here.
The government has announced an expansion to the list of people classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) who should now be shielding in the district, which is an addition to those that are already shielding. Those who should now be shielding should receive a letter from their GP explaining why they have been asked to shield, which should be commence from now up until the 31 March 2021.
How to get support
If you need support or advice please call 01274 431000 where the Council’s contact centre team will refer you to the right team. Support includes:
The Government information about shielding is here
A support bubble is a support network which links 2 households. You have to meet certain eligibility rules to form a support bubble. This means not everyone will be able to form a support bubble.
You should not form a support bubble with a household that is part of another support bubble. To keep everyone safe, you can only be in one support bubble.
Once you’re in a support bubble, you can think of yourself as being in one ‘household’. It means you can have close contact with the other household in your bubble as if they were members of your own household. This means you do not need to maintain social distance with people in your support bubble.
You should continue to follow social distancing guidance with people outside of your household or support bubble. This is critical to keeping you, your family and friends as safe as possible.
You can form a support bubble with another household of any size if:
Full details on forming support bubbles are here.
Thank you to everyone who has given to the No Child Campaign so far.
Every penny is going towards helping families in need to pay towards heating their homes during lockdown, supporting children learning at home because no child should have to learn in the cold. The fund is still open for donations and grants are available for anyone who needs to claim.
Please don’t suffer this winter get in touch for help or to make a donation.
If you live or work in the Bradford District there are now several different ways you can get a test for COVID-19 including mobile testing units, home testing and lateral flow testing.
Find out more about where you can go to get tested and where are home-testing teams will be visiting in over the next week.
If you need help or have a particular need please ring and talk to one of our friendly team who will take some details and pass them onto the relevant service. Call 01274 431000 or for BSL text 07790 347389.
See our website for more information about local support and volunteering to help others.
The NHS have provided partners with information on the latest COVID-19 vaccines including a list of FAQs. This page will be updated as and when more information is made available.
If you have a concern about the safety of a child or a vulnerable adult, do not keep it to yourself. Report your concern on the Safer Bradford website. We’re available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Don’t think, “What if I’m wrong?”. Think, “What if I’m right!”
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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