Are you over 70? You can book a COVID vaccination

A message from Camden Council:

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If you’re 70 or over or clinically extremely vulnerable and have not yet been contacted by the NHS, you can now book your own vaccine appointment at a nearby vaccination centre like The Francis Crick Institute or the Royal Free Hospital. To do that, go to nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination or call 119 for free. If you would prefer to have the vaccine at a GP surgery though, please still wait to be contacted.

Wherever you choose to go to have the vaccine, please be reassured that it will be a COVID-safe environment. This means extra precautions are in place to keep you safe including extra cleaning and disinfecting and social distancing in waiting areas.

If you don’t fall into one of these categories, the NHS will be in touch when you’re eligible to have the vaccine so please make sure you’re registered with a GP and that they have your most up-to-date contact details. This means they will be able to contact you when it’s your turn.

If you don’t fall into one of these categories but know someone who does – for example, a parent, friend or neighbour – please consider getting in touch with them to let them know that they can now book an appointment at a nearby vaccination centre.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please go to nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine.

New COVID-19 test site in Camden

An announcement from Camden Council:

A new COVID-19 test centre opened in Camden [last] week, with plenty of appointments available should you, your friends or family members have coronavirus symptoms and need to book a test.

The centre is located at UCL’s Ramsay Hall on Maple Street, near Euston Road, W1T 5HB. The site is open seven days a week, with appointments from 8am to 8pm.

There are COVID-safe measures in place throughout to help protect you and our NHS frontline staff. Please note, that bookings are essential and you should not just show up.

The test site is not step-free so if you have mobility access needs please request an at-home test kit. To book either an at-home or in-person test today, go online via nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119.

The Care Quality Commission wants your feedback

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator for health and social care in England. They regulate hospitals, care homes, doctors, dentists, mental health services, community services and more.

They are always looking for feedback from us, the people being treated, on the ways that the services can be improved (or, indeed, where things are going well!).

For September and October 2020, the CQC are particularly interested to hear from people with long-term and invisible conditions.

To have your say, go the CQC website:

https://www.cqc.org.uk/get-involved/share-your-experience/because-we-all-care

Coronavirus regulations are changing

As you should have heard, the coronavirus regulations are changing:

  • As of Monday 14 September, people should not meet in groups of more than 6 persons, except if you are in the same household, or playing organised sport, or attending a wedding or funeral.
  • From Friday 18 September, certain businesses (especially those in the hospitality industry) will need to have a Track and Trace system in place, and keep the information for 21 days.
  • The Covid-19 app is due to be launched on Thursday 24 September.

See full details here:

Government coronavirus guidance