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National lockdown rules apply in Hertfordshire.


Information in accessible formats and alternative languages:

 

Cases in your area

NHS and Public Health England control this information, not the county council. They don't release information on individual patients due to confidentiality. If you have trouble accessing the infographic, email web.team@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Follow Public Health England on Twitter for the latest advice, facts and figures as they are announced.

 

Vaccines

If you're 70 or over and haven't yet had your first COVID-19 vaccination, contact the NHS to arrange it. If you can't book online, call 119 (7am-11pm, every day).

If a convenient slot is not available, contact your GP. GPs have been asked to contact their clinically extremely vulnerable patients to ensure they've been offered the vaccine.

If you're not in these groups, please don't contact the NHS. They will tell you when it’s your turn to get the vaccine and how to book. The government sets the order that people are offered the vaccine.

Vaccination centres in Hertfordshire are working to vaccinate the top 6 priority groups at the moment.

You'll need your NHS number to have the vaccine. The vaccine is free and only offered by the NHS – they will never ask you for bank details.

More about vaccinations in Hertfordshire | A Healthier Future

Coronavirus vaccine information in other languages

Frontline social care workers and care providers

Frontline social care workers

We're coordinating the vaccine for frontline social care workers, including personal assistants who are paid to support people with care needs.

Some care provider organisations will be contacted through Hertfordshire Care Providers Association or directly by us. We'll then pass your information on to the NHS.

You can now also book your appointment through the NHS national portal.

 

Care providers

The NHS will be in touch with care provider organisations to arrange for vaccinations. If you have any queries about this process, or you're yet to hear from the NHS, email acs.covid@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

You'll find additional information at Hertfordshire Care Providers Association.

Frontline care staff can now also book their appointment through the NHS national portal until the end of February.

People with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities and their carers will be contacted by their GP surgery to arrange an appointment to have the covid vaccine.

Vaccinations for people with learning disabilities - questions and answers (PDF 162kb)

Easy read covid information

If you have any concerns please talk to your social care team or email acs.covid@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Unpaid carers

You should now get your vaccination if you are aged 16+ and support an adult who:

  • is at high risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19
  • you have close personal or face to face contact with.

Carers of children are not included in this phase, unless the child has serious neuro-disabilities and other complications.

If you receive Carer's Allowance, you don’t need to wait to be contacted. You can book an appointment at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy-led service now, via the national booking service or by calling 119. If you can't attend any of the vaccination centres offered through the national booking service, wait for us to contact you. We will offer you an appointment at our GP-led vaccination centre instead.

If you are registered with your GP as an unpaid carer, your GP will contact you to arrange your vaccination.

If you don't receive Carer's Allowance and you're not registered as a carer, please check your GP’s website for further information.

The NHS is working closely with social care services colleagues and organisations that represent carers to put in place arrangements to offer the vaccine as soon as possible to other carers who will be eligible to receive a vaccine but don’t meet the current criteria mentioned above. For example, if you are known to be a carer by social services or Carers in Herts, you will be contacted in the coming weeks. For other carers who are not known by social services or other organisations, we will provide information for you and share this as widely as possible – do look out for more information. 

Vaccinations for unpaid carers - questions and answers (PDF 168kb)

 

Face coverings and PPE

Face coverings and face masks - what you need to know.

If you want to donate, supply or manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE), please read our guidance to ensure it's safe for us to use.

Our health and social care workers can't use homemade masks as PPE.

 

Finance and advice for individuals and businesses

If you're a business or organisation that can provide support, please register your interest to volunteer coronavirus support.

 

Test and Trace support payment scheme

Test and Trace Support Payment scheme - you may be entitled to £500 financial help if you’re asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace and you’re on a low income, unable to work from home and will lose income as a result.

Contact your local district or borough council where you live to apply.

Find your local Test and Trace scheme

 

 

What community groups can do

Postpone all public events or gatherings unless it's absolutely vital.

Coronavirus toolkit - posters, social media images and videos that you can share with your groups.

Guidance for clubs - including prevention measures and what to do if you have a positive case.

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