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Covid-19 vaccination

Across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, unpaid carers aged between 18 and 64 are now being invited for a Covid-19 vaccination.


Unpaid carers are defined by the Care Act as: People who look after family members, friends, neighbours or others because of long-term physical or mental ill health or disability, or care needs related to old age. This does not include any activities as part of paid employment.

If you are registered as an unpaid carer with us, your GP practice, or you are known to your local authority, you will be contacted by your GP service to make appointment for a vaccination.

If you receive the Carer Support Allowance (CSA) you can now make an appointment via the National Booking Service or call 119 free of charge, between 7am and 11pm, seven-days-a-week. You will be contacted by your GP if you do not make an appointment with the National Booking Service.

If you are not registered with your GP as an unpaid carer, but you care for an older or clinically extremely vulnerable person and feel that you meet the criteria as defined in the Care Act, please contact your GP practice to register.

If you do not register, or do not consider yourself an unpaid carer, please remember they won’t leave anyone behind and all adults will be offered a first dose vaccination by 31 July 2021.

If you need further advice or help please get in touch with the team on our Support Line

Messaging provided by Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group