Last updated: 25/10/2021
BOOSTER VACCINATIONS – YOU DON’T NEED TO WAIT UNTIL YOU’RE INVITED
Anyone in an eligible group who had their 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago, (Easter-time/mid-April or before), can now get their booster vaccination without an appointment. You can now get your vaccinations by:
More information: Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine
Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics for those aged 12 - 15 years, starting from Monday 25th October
No appointment needed: Location of walk-in clinics - SNEE NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service (sneevaccine.org.uk)
An NHS COVID Pass shows your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination details or test results. This is your COVID-19 status.
You may be asked to show your pass to travel abroad, or at events and venues in England asking for proof of your COVID-19 status.
How to get your NHS COVID Pass
You can get an NHS COVID Pass digitally through the NHS App or the online NHS COVID Pass service.
You can download your digital NHS COVID Pass and print it.
If you cannot apply digitally using the NHS App or online service, you can ask for an NHS COVID Pass letter to be sent to you in the post.
COVID-19 vaccines are available for:
- everyone aged 16 or over
- all children aged 12 to 15 will be offered a 1st dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Parents and guardians will get a letter with information about when the vaccine will be offered. Most children will be given their vaccine at school
- Children and young people (12-17 years) COVID-19 Vaccination in Waveney and Norfolk
If you're aged 18 or over you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine nhs.uk/CovidVaccination
For all local vaccination information please see: https://sneevaccine.org.uk
The NHS is using a range of community buildings, GP premises and hospitals to deliver vaccinations.
Where is my nearest Vaccination centre?
Need transport to take you to your Covid vaccination?
Once you have an appointment booked, call Connecting Communities to arrange transport. Connecting Communities will be charged at a normal bus fare rate. Tel 0345 606 6171
Or see what other options are available: Community Transport in Suffolk
Find your NHS number
You may be asked for your NHS number to have your covid vaccination
Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership
Collect test kits to do at home, from:
- any of the 47 libraries in Suffolk
- over 130 pharmacies in Suffolk (you will need a collect code so you can pick up rapid lateral flow test packs from a pharmacy)
- the regional testing centre at Copdock, near Ipswich
- the local testing centres in Ipswich (Portman Road car park) or Lowestoft (Belvedere Road car park)
- Order test kits to use at home, online from Gov.uk or call NHS 119.
- Your workplace may be offering rapid testing, speak to your employer
More information: Regular rapid coronavirus tests if you do not have symptoms
Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others.
- Meet outside, or open windows and doors for indoor visitors
- If you think you have symptoms stay at home and take a PCR test
- Wear face coverings in crowded places and on public transport
- Wash your hands with soap regularly, and for at least 20 seconds
- Get vaccinated
Help out with our response to the COVID-19 pandemic by sharing information with family, friends, colleagues and community groups:
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You can call the Home, But Not Alone phoneline if you live in Suffolk and need urgent help due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Home, But Not Alone service may be able to link you with local groups or shops who can support you to access essential supplies.
This emergency phoneline is for people who:
- do not have any support available from friends, family or neighbours
- are struggling for food, medicines or other essential supplies
- are feeling lonely and isolated
If any of these apply to you, call 0800 876 6926 (available 9am to 5pm, from Monday to Friday)
Hardship Fund: For financial advice or support with access to food, call The Suffolk Advice and Support Service 0800 068 3131
Any organisations working with people who are facing severe financial hardship due to COVID-19 can refer into the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme.
The Local Welfare Assistance Scheme primarily provides household furniture and white goods, plus fuel (electricity and gas top ups) and supermarket vouchers to address identified need. The Local Welfare Assistance Scheme does not accept applications from members of the public. You must be referred into the scheme by a gateway partner.
Find a gateway partner from the list of organisations who can refer into the Local Welfare Assistance scheme.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Download the current Local Welfare Assistance Scheme guidance (PDF, 318KB)
- Referral organisations (online form)
National Guidance and Support
GOV.UK - Coronavirus (COVID19) Education and Childcare provides up to date guidance for teachers, school leaders, carers, parents and students.
Get advice on supporting children and young people with their mental health from the NHS - Every Mind Matters.
What is coronavirus, and why is everyone talking about it? This illustrated book is aimed at children from 5 to 7 years old. With input from an expert medical consultant, as well as advice from teachers and child psychologists, this is a practical and informative resource to help explain the changes we are currently all experiencing.
Suffolk Guidance and Support
The Source is an online hub of information and advice for young people in Suffolk, covering topics such as mental health, employment, relationships and housing. There is lots of useful advice on who to contact and where to go for support.
Suffolk Parent Carer Network, have helped us produce a series of illustrated and simple family leaflets. These include 5 tips for getting better sleep, and 5 tips for people with challenging behaviour. These leaflets are free to download from the Suffolk County Council website.
If you are worried about the emotional wellbeing and Mental Health of a child or young person. Find information, advice and guidance on emotional wellbeing issues, and local mental health support services, such as the Emotional Wellbeing Hub and Kooth.
This has various services and support for families which has been put together by the Suffolk Parent Carer Network.
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Whether you are experiencing mental health issues, are worried about someone you care for, or want to know how to stay mentally well, the Gateway website is the place to go for families and professionals to access mental health support services in Suffolk
Keep Moving Suffolk
Keep Moving Suffolk is a local campaign to support & encourage people to get active and stay active, in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Local information and support organisations:
- Meal delivery services
- Domestic cleaning services
- Food banks
- Parish and Town Councils: Town and parish councils across Suffolk are prioritising the most vulnerable
Suffolk and Norfolk Constabulary crime reduction advice:
suffolk.police.uk/firstprinciple and norfolk.police.uk/firstprinciple 1st Principle will give you advice and tips for a range of crime prevention issues. There are even some self-assessment forms to enable you check your home security and help you to make improvements
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