Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Thursday 16th September 2021
Dear Providers, the information below contains current and up to date information from our strategic partners for you and your staff:
New and updated guidance and support, including information on funding:
Covid booster jabs available for health and care colleagues from tomorrow (17 September)
You may be aware that the JCVI has recommended booster jabs for those who have had two doses of the Covid vaccine more than six months ago. The first cohorts will be health and care staff and those over fifty and whilst we expect the national booking service to open for the public soon, we are able to offer booster vaccination for health and care staff from Friday 17 September.
Those eligible for a vaccination must have had their second dose more than six months ago and must be able to produce ID showing that they work in health and care. We will be opening more widely as soon as the national booking service is available, but this will allow us to vaccinate as many colleagues as possible in this short window, so allowing us to free up slots later and maximise the number of people we can immunise.
You can book online at https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$cNybnSoAFIo1q5a.kQwzqOY4AqLDwXhXXbt2yhnOcOpBE/CwhGiM6, with appointments at the King’s Mill Hospital vaccination hub offered on a first come, first served basis. If you have booked through SwiftQueue before then your previous account will be active, if not then you will need to register an account.
We are asking people to pre-book to help us to manage social distancing, bearing in mind that the clinically extremely vulnerable are also able to receive their third dose at this time.
You will be asked to bring your staff ID and your NHS Number to verify your eligibility. If your second dose vaccination was less than six months ago we will not be able to vaccinate you.
The third dose is Pfizer, as recommended by the JCVI. We know that there are a small number of people who had two doses of the Astra Zeneca (AZ) for medical reasons. If this applies to you then please call us on 0115 883 4690 between 8am-2pm to book your appointment as your third dose will also be AZ. If you had the AZ jab but didn’t have a specific medical reason then your booster will be Pfizer.
Please take this opportunity to come forward and to ensure your immunity continues to be supported by the vaccination.
Training events, webinars and support links:
Links and resources for your ongoing information:
Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Covid-19 Response Care Homes and Home Care (ECRT) Toolkit - https://healthandcarenotts.co.uk/your-health-matters/care-homes-and-home-care-toolkit/
Care Workforce App and Communications toolkit - Link: https://workforce.adultsocialcare.uk/join?wp-linkindex=6
Government website with all the up to date information on Coronavirus for Adult Social Care settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-social-care-guidance
Visit the Notts County Council website for further updates: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus
Visit Nottingham City Council for the latest coronavirus information and service updates: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/coronavirus/
Visit Notts Help Yourself for a register of COVID-19 resources to support you at this time: https://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/document.page?id=Igc3gkzdlkc
Visit ASKLiON for COVID-19 information for care providers – www.asklion.co.uk/providercornercovid-19
Visit Notts Help Yourself for up to date information on PPE guidance: https://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/site.page?id=m6iCJfa2C4w&newdirectorychannel=0
Visit ASKLiON for up to date information on PPE for city care providers: – www.asklion.co.uk/ppe
Sign up to our and our Health and Wellbeing bulletin: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/emailme
Mobile App linking care providers and resources they have found useful during the COVID pandemic: https://webapp.mobileappco.org/m/COVID19CARE/?appcode=COVID19CARE
Social media channels for latest information on coronavirus and services - Nottinghamshire County Council on Facebook or on twitter @NottsCC
Social media channels for the latest information on coronavirus and services - Nottingham City Council ‘My Nottingham’ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mynottingham and Twitter https://twitter.com/mynottingham
For further queries – Nottinghamshire providers - Please use the Quality & Market Management Team email address email@example.com if you have questions for the team and if you are not sure who else to ask.
For further queries – Nottingham City providers – Please use the Single point of access for any covid related queries, email – CV19@nottinghamcity.gov.uk