Covid-19 community update – 17 June 2021

Lateral Flow Tests

With cases on the rise again right across the country, the best way for everyone to protect family, friends, colleagues and other members of the community is to regularly (twice a week) take a Lateral Flow Test. Every asymptomatic positive case picked up by the Lateral Flow Tests means another person with Covid-19 who doesn’t spread the virus to others. You can order tests online to be delivered to your home .

End of lockdown delayed to 19 July

The Government confirmed last week that lockdown restrictions, with some exceptions, will be extended by four weeks, to 19 July. The 30-guest cap for weddings will be lifted, with the maximum number of attendees to be based on the venue capacity (allowing for social distancing).

Vaccination update

The Government also confirmed that vaccination greatly reduces transmission with two doses providing a high degree of protection against serious illness and death. It has brought forward the target of offering vaccines to all adults to 19 July.

  1. As of last Friday, anyone over the age of 18 can book a vaccination appointment
  2. People over 40 who used the national booking system can reduce the period between their first and second jabs from 12 weeks to 8 weeks. They should first cancel the 12 week appointment, after which they will see the available 8 week appointments to make a new booking.

Safe and Well visits

Colleagues supporting the South Cambs Community Safety Partnership are promoting the opportunity for vulnerable residents to have free Safe and Well visits. You can find out more in a recent update from the Fire Service. The Safe and Well team visit residents’ homes to assess six key elements: fire and safety in the home, falls protection, alcohol use, staying well and warm,crime reduction, smoking and hoarding. To see if you or someone you know are eligible for a free Safe and Well visit complete a short questionnaire or contact 0800 917 9994 and leave a message to receive a call back.

What do adults with learning disabilities need?

Cambridgeshire County Council has launched a survey to find out what adults with a learning disability in Cambridgeshire think is important to help them to live happier, healthier lives and help the County Council plan services and supporting people with a learning disability . Have your say before 30 June 2021.

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