We encourage everyone to take up the offer of Covid and booster vaccinations plus the winter Flu jab
The information and links below will help carers and the people they care for stay safe during the winter.
FREE vaccination and booster jabs – we encourage everyone to take up the offer:
In addition to using the National Booking Service to arrange a jab click here there are also some walk-in vaccination clinics in various areas of Sheffield. Details of these are on this NHS website click here which has information about the locations, dates and times plus eligibility and the type of vaccination available at each clinic.
FREE testing with or without Covid-19 symptoms:
There are two types of tests available for all adults in England. If you do not have symptoms, the current advice is to take a rapid (LFD) test twice a week including prior to meeting family or friends. Please click here to visit the Government website to order free LFD tests. If you have symptoms or a positive LFD result, please click here to book a free PCR test.
FREE PPE for unpaid carers:
The government has recommended that carers who do not live in the same house as the person they care for should use PPE, which is free for carers in that situation. To get free PPE call 0114 273 5665 and collect the PPE pack of face masks, shields, aprons, gloves and wipes from the main family centres covering the city. Please click here for a list of the 7 centres.
FREE flu jab – how to check eligibility:
More people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic. The flu vaccine is the best protection for you and those around you. It’s available for free to those most at risk. Please click here for details of eligibility and how to get a free vaccination in Sheffield.
General advice to help everyone stay safe:
Click here for the ‘local rules and restrictions’ page on the Council’s website
Click here for the ‘Coronvirus Hub’ page on the Council’s website
Click here for the ‘Covid FAQs’ page on the Sheffield NHS-CCG website
Click here for ‘Guidance for unpaid carers’ on the Government website
This page was last updated on 23 December 2021