Coronavirus Information for Staff
Please see below for updates and resources for our workforce relating to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Staff should ensure that they keep in touch with their line manager however we will share as much information as possible via our website and social media.
Information for staff about the Winter Flu Vaccination (Oct 2020)
All health and social care staff are encouraged to get the flu vaccine each winter. The flu vaccine will take a couple of weeks to take effect so its recommended to get it done as soon as you can to protect yourself for winter.
The flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk, those categories are below.
- adults 65 and over
- people with certain medical conditions
- pregnant women
- people living with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- frontline health or social care workers
Wirral Council’s website states that later in the year, the flu vaccine will be given to people aged 50 to 64. More information will be available later in the autumn. However, if you're aged 50 to 64 and in an at-risk group, you should not delay having your flu vaccine.
How to get your flu vaccine
- Contact your local pharmacy / supermarket and call to book an appointment if required
- Pay for your jab (for e.g. it costs £8.00 at Asda, £9 at Tesco) and keep hold of your receipt
- Reclaim your expense (maximum £10) in the HR Selfserve drop-down menu under ‘expenses’
- Information about COVID-19 testing for staff (May 2020)
- We now have a Community Facebook group for people we support, families and staff to keep in touch during this time and to share information.
- We have also set up a workforce group, please email email@example.com for details.
- You can subsribe for email updates here.