COVID Vaccinations – All adults can book NOW
You do not need to wait to be contacted if any of the following apply:
- you are aged 18 or over
- you are at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
- you have a learning disability
- you are a frontline health or social care worker
- you get a Carer’s Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority OR your GP record shows you’re a carer
If you’re an eligible unpaid carer but you cannot book an appointment online, please speak to your GP surgery.
You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or a pharmacy that provides COVID-19 vaccinations.
Book your coronavirus vaccination appointments online or by telephoning 119.
Can’t find your NHS number to book an appointment? Then use this link: www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/
If you are NOT eligible yet, please wait to be contacted. Further information can be found at: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
COVID Testing – Rapid Lateral Flow Tests – for people who DO NOT have any symptoms
Everyone can access FREE regular rapid tests. Regular, twice weekly rapid testing is encouraged, even if you have been vaccinated. Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms. Getting tested regularly finds hidden cases, ensuring you don’t pass it onto family members, friends or workmates. If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus spreading.
There are now more local places to get a free rapid asymptomatic COVID-19 test. You can book at test, order online or simply pick up home testing at a range of local venues across Bromsgrove, Redditch and Worcestershire. Your employer may also offer free rapid lateral flow testing. The tests give you a result in just 30 minutes. Further information, including FAQs, can be found here.
Have symptoms and need a PCR test? Further information on both types of tests can be found here.
COVID Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme – *Reminder* of recent change to include parents/guardians
Please be reminded there was a change to this scheme in March as it was extended to parents and guardians who are not legally required to self-isolate, but who need to take time off work to look after a child or young person who is self-isolating. Applicants will need to satisfy the existing eligibility criteria for the main or discretionary scheme to receive the payment. Attached is more information. For residents in Redditch and Bromsgrove, they can visit these links to find out more: