Carers

We are getting a few enquiries regarding Carers being vaccinated for Covid 19.  The Guidelines are as follows:

Unpaid carers are defined as those who are eligible for a carer’s allowance, or those who are the sole or main carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable. To be eligible, carers must deliver personal care to the individual at risk. This does not include for example, shopping or cleaning.

Carers who are already registered with a GP, Local Authority, local Carers Support Centre or are eligible for a carer’s allowance do not need to do anything. They are being asked NOT  to contact the GP but to wait until they are contacted directly. 

Carers looking for additional support should contact the relevant Carers Support Organisation. They can be contacted via [email protected] and 0117 965 2200 for Bristol and South Gloucestershire or [email protected] 03000 120 120, option 3 for North Somerset

For more information on how to register as a carer please click here