Across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, unpaid carers aged between 18 and 64 are now being invited for a COVID-19 Vaccination.
Unpaid carers are defined by the Care Act as: … people who look after family members, friends, neighbours, or others because of long-term physical or mental ill-health or disability, or care needs related to old age. This does not include any activities as part of paid employment.
If you are registered as an unpaid carer with your GP practice, or you are known to your local authority or carer organisation, you will be contacted by your GP service to make an appointment for a vaccination.
If you receive the Carer Support Allowance (CSA) you can now make an appointment via the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119 free of charge, between 7 am and 11 pm, seven-days-a-week. You will be contacted by your GP if you do not make an appointment with the National Booking Service.
If you are not registered with your GP as an unpaid carer, but you care for an older or Clinically Extremely Vulnerable person and feel that you meet the criteria as defined in the Care Act, please contact your GP practice to register.
If you do not register or do not consider yourself an unpaid carer, please remember no one will be left behind and all adults will be offered a first dose vaccination by the 31st July 2021.