INFORMATION AND ADVICE
For the most up to date information about COVID-19 be sure to check Gov.uk.
Coronavirus Test in Bury
How to get a test
SEE HERE (Bury Council)
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE:
Childline – Information for young people
NSPCC – Advice and support for parents and carers
‘What is the Coronavirus’ –Leaflet (for young children)
CAMHS Self-help Guides
Supporting young people with anxiety & other resources
How to get a dentist during Covid-19
Support for victims of domestic abuse
What is domestic abuse and how can I get support?
Domestic Violence & Abuse guidance: Covid-19
Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp
NHS general advise
Bury Council (COVID-19): Updates and advice
How to wear and make a cloth face covering
SUBSTANCE MISUSE (Recovery service)
Kooth.com – free online counselling and emotional health and wellbeing platform
Coronavirus vaccine information – YouTube various languages
Bury CCG are now inviting people registered with a Bury GP Practice that are aged 50 and over to book an appointment to have their first dose of the vaccine. You can choose an appointment at one of the four community vaccination centres: https://covid.nhsbookings.com/gmpcn
Please only book an appointment if you meet this criteria (i.e. you are aged 50 or over and are registered with a Bury GP Practice. You may have received the booking link directly from your GP Practice and fall into another age category, for example because you are clinically vulnerable). You will be asked to confirm eligibility at the point of registration on their booking site. This will ensure they offer vaccinations to people in order of priority and avoid anyone currently not eligible being turned away from one of the vaccination centres.
If you are clinically vulnerable or clinically extremely vulnerable and haven’t yet had the first dose of the vaccine, please contact your GP Practice.
For all other people aged below 50, you will be contacted when it’s your turn to book an appointment, please don’t contact your GP Practice about the vaccine before then. – updated 22nd March 2021
Second dose vaccinations
I’m due my second dose, who will contact me?
The second dose of the vaccine is given at 11 weeks after the first dose, and you will be contacted by letter, phone or text message to book an appointment when the time is right. If you haven’t been contacted by week 10 after your first dose, please contact your GP Practice.
Can I have my second dose early?
Once you have received the first dose of the vaccine, a second dose of the same vaccine is reserved for you from the national supply. The timing of this process means you will be invited to receive your second dose of the vaccine 11 weeks after the first dose, but not before.
What if I can’t have my second dose on time?
Ideally you would have the second dose of the vaccine 11 weeks after the first dose – a second dose will be reserved just for you. We understand, however, that on some occasions this might not be possible, for example, if you are self-isolating at home.
There is no reason to expect that the second dose will be less effective if administered beyond 12 weeks, and the current guidance is that if the course of vaccinations is interrupted or delayed, it should be resumed as soon as possible, but does not need to be restarted.
Covid vaccine roll out – carers
You can get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are a main carer of someone at high risk from coronavirus and either:
- you get Carer’s Allowance – find out more about Carer’s Allowance on GOV.UK
- it says you are a carer in your GP record
- You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service – 10th March 2021
A guide to regular rapid Covid-19 testing – Parents with children at nurseries, schools and colleges – LEAFLET
Bury Council – Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (NHS website)
The Covid-19 vaccination programme has started in the UK. Health services are vaccinating with the Covid-19 vaccine. If you are in a priority group eligible for vaccination, you will be contacted to book an appointment.
- Community briefing notes and questions on the vaccine
- Public Health England Covid-19 vaccination guide for adults
- Public Health England information for people who have had their first Covid-19 vaccination
- Public Health England guidance on waiting to receive the Covi-19 vaccine
- Manchester winter wellbeing checklist – GMCVO Dec 2020
Volunteer to support COVID-19
Information other languages
SignHealth have translated information from Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care
Easy read hand washing guide
Aphasia Easy Read – not only useful for people with aphasia but anyone in our communities who might have difficulty engaging with the standard messages