COVID Bulletin: Friday 21 May 2021

Manchester City Council logo COVID Bulletin: Friday 21 May 2021
Keep doing your bit for Greater Manchester Covid variant guidance If we all keep working together and follow the Covid guidance we can stop the spread of variants of concern like the B.1.617 (first identified in India), which is prevalent currently amongst young people in Bolton and Blackburn. Please keep following the guidance, so we can carry on easing restrictions, keep each other safe and save lives. Find out how we are working to stop the spread of Covid variants in Manchester. Protect yourself and others with a free test Protect yourself and others with a free test Getting tested regularly helps us find who has coronavirus and stop the chains of transmission, so please continue to take rapid Covid tests twice a week, even if you don’t have symptoms Please get a PCR test if you have coronavirus symptoms ️👃 For information on the different types of Covid tests Get Tested If you're self-isolating help is available If you’re self-isolating help is available Anyone who tests positive for Covid will be contacted by a contact tracer to identify who else might need to self-isolate, in order to contain the spread of the virus. Support is also available to help people to stay at home when they need to self-isolate. This will support will either be identified by the contact tracer, or people can seek help through Manchester’s Community Response Hub by calling: 0800 234 6123 (MON-FRI 9am-5pm) or email The hub can help with: Access to food Delivery of medication Combating loneliness Managing fuel top-up payments Getting access to services online Covid travel advice Heading out for a for a film, meal or drink this weekend? If you’re using public transport to get there & back: ✔️ Plan ahead & check services ✔️ Travel at quieter times ✔️ Follow safe travel guidance Visit Transport for Greater Manchester’s website for information Pop up vaccination clinic dates in Manchester Tesco Higher Blackley This clinic is offering the second vaccination for residents who have already received their first vaccine dose. You can also receive your first vaccine here however there must be a gap of 12 weeks between doses. Opening times Tuesday 8 June 10am to 4pm Monday 14 June 10am to 4pm Staff Male and Female vaccinators available Booking Drop in or pre-book by calling 0800 092 4020 or 0161 947 0770. Lines are open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm Address Victoria Ave E, Blackley, M9 6HP Carers Week 7-13 June 2021 Carers Week 7-13 June 2021 It’s National Carers Week from 7-13 June, when we proudly recognise the contribution unpaid carers make and the challenges they face. Manchester has over 65,000 unpaid carers with almost a third providing over 50 hours of care a week for a family member or loved one. The Emergency Fund for Unpaid Carers offers support to those looking after their loved ones. If you know a carer needing help with transport costs (including taxis) or fuel, furniture, emergency food deliveries and one-off practical costs to help with care needs, the Carers Manchester Contact Point can help with their application. Applicants to the Emergency Fund must be aged 16+. Remember the golden rules 👋 Hands
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