On this page you will find updates and guidance regarding the ongoing situation with Covid-19. We will update it as regularly as possible.
The most important thing to state is that it is absolutely vital that everyone follows the guidance from the Government. Updates and advice on a range of components can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
I understand that this is a deeply worrying time for many people in this country and I will try to provide information where I can. This is a vast challenge for the economy, society and, most acutely, our NHS, and I will continue to work with local and national stakeholders to manage our response.
If you have a very specific concern or would like clarification, please do email me and I will be sure to provide you with as much assistance as possible.
The current Government advice for individuals is as below:
National lockdown: stay at home
You must stay at home. This is the single most important action we can all take to protect the NHS and save lives.
You must not leave your home unless necessary.
Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.
For more information about what you can and cannot do - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home
If you have coronavirus symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Do not leave home for at least 10 days after your test.
Covid Vaccinations: Information for South Suffolk
Please do not call your GP or local hub about getting vaccinated, unless requested, the NHS will contact you directly.
Following discussions with the local CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group), James is able to confirm the following information about Covid-19 vaccine rollout in South Suffolk – i.e. across the Babergh district, and in the villages of Clare and Cavendish in West Suffolk district. It has been confirmed by the CCG that South Suffolk will initially have four vaccination hubs, which when fully operational should be able to deliver up to 4,000 vaccinations a week (i.e. each hub approximately contributing 1,000 vaccination per week). Vaccinations will commence from Monday 11th January.
The four hubs will be located in:
- East Bergholt (Constable Country Medical Practice)
- Hadleigh (Hadleigh Health Centre)
- Sudbury & Great Cornard (Hardwicke House Surgery, Cornard Branch)
- Lavenham (Lavenham Branch of Long Melford Practice)
These locations will be serving the South Suffolk area generally rather than their own patient lists exclusively. Residents will be contacted directly by the NHS, either by phone or letter, and local clinical leaders have stressed the importance of members of the public NOT calling these practices as it may disrupt the roll-out.
In addition to the above local Primary Care Network hubs, constituents will also be able to be vaccinated at regional ‘Mass Vaccination Centres’ in Colchester and Ipswich.
Clare and Cavendish residents are likely to be offered appointments in Sudbury and Lavenham. Constituents living on the Shotley Peninsula are likely to be offered vaccinations at the Trinity Park Hub on the outskirts of Ipswich.