COVID 19 Vaccine

We have been receiving a high level of calls from PAs and employers about the vaccine.

Our Community Care and Personalisation Lead Vici Richardson has been attending meetings and gathering as much information as she can and along with other organisations has been able to feedback the importance of ensuring PAs are not overlooked in the vaccine rollout.

It is clear that PAs are frontline health and social care workers and as such are eligible for the vaccine as part of the priority 2 group.

From a webinar yesterday hosted by the NHS we understand that PAs should be contacted and invited for their vaccine and the instruction is that this roll out should be starting imminently.

We understand that local authorities will lead on this supported by their partners at local level. However, as you can imagine there is a lot of information to take on board and our understanding is that some of this information has only just been released.

We have been asked about timescales and what we do know is that the government has committed to vaccinating all four priority groups by the 15th February.

As soon as we know the procedures for our local authority areas we will update our website and social media.

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If letters are needed for PAs as proof of eligibility we will also be able to provide these for those using our payroll and support service.

We understand that these are difficult times and want you to know that we are working hard to ensure the voice of the individual employer and the PA is heard not only at a local level but at a national level.

Please do let us know if you have any experiences you wish to share. Contact vicirichardson@disabilitynorth.org.uk

UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/951284/UK_COVID-19_vaccines_delivery_plan.pdf

From Tuesday 5th January 2021, England is returning to lockdown to prevent the NHS from becoming overwhelmed by a surge in coronavirus cases. Here are the details of the new restrictions:

Due to these new restrictions Disability North is currently closed to the public. All of our key services are still operating and we are happy to help you by phone on 0191 284 0480, email reception@disabilitynorth.org.uk or webchat.

Our shop Liveasy will be able to assist you by pre-arranged appointment only. To contact Liveasy ring 0191 213 0251 or email kirsty@liveasy.co.uk

Thank you for your kindness and consideration at this difficult time. For more information on the new lockdown go to: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52530518

Tuesday 5th January 2021

From 31st December the North East is in Tier 4.

Due to these restrictions we are currently closed to the public. All of our key services are still operating and we are happy to help you by phone on 0191 284 0480, email reception@disabilitynorth.org.uk or webchat.

Our shop Liveasy will also not be accepting visitors. To contact Liveasy ring 0191 213 0251 or email kirsty@liveasy.co.uk

Thank you for your kindness and consideration at this difficult time.

Here are the details of the restrictions:

Monday 4th January 2020