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COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Please see the poster above and attached below:

The NHS will:

  • Never ask for payment – the vaccine is free
  • Never ask for your bank details
  • Never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine
  • Never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious
about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk.

Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free
of charge.

If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft, you should
report this directly to Action Fraud either online; actionfraud.police.uk or via
phone 0300 123 2040.

If you have any information relating to vaccine fraud you can stay 100%
anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers COVID Fraud Hotline online;
covidfraudhotline.org or phone 0800 587 5030.

 

What you can do to support your community during COVID-19

During these challenging times, it’s crucial to support those in your community. Here are some practical ways to do so.

  • Volunteers from across Warwickshire are needed to help support Warwickshire County Council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a national testing programme. You can register your interest here.
  • Have a phone conversation – we are currently looking for volunteers who can make befriending calls to people who are shielding. Click here to register.
  • Community Volunteers – we are also working alongside local mutual aid groups to refer volunteers who are happy to run errands such as prescription collection and grocery shopping for people needing to isolate. Click here to register.
  • Give blood or plasma – if you are in good health, giving blood is a great way to support your community during this time of need. Register here.
  • Food banks – Food bank donations are needed more than ever before in the UK. Find your nearest Food bank.

Get in touch
For further information, please contact your local CAVA Volunteering Coordinator.

COVID Vaccine

The good news is that the vaccine is now on its way. More information below. But just a reminder NOT to phone your local surgery about this. Invitations will initially be made via telephone and text message. Invitations will be sent gradually according to both the supply of vaccine from the NHS, and according to the priority groups set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination & Immunisation.

Please leave the phone lines of local surgeries clear so they can deal with all the other urgent health needs of the community.

(From Raj Kanwar of Kineton & Tysoe Surgeries)
This relates to the patients who are registered with the 5 Surgeries who together are the Warwickshire East Primary care network or WePCN:-
  • #Harbury & Bishops Itchington surgeries
  • #Southam Surgery &
  •  St Wulfstan surgery
  • #Kineton & #Tysoe surgeries
  •  Fenny Compton & Shenington surgeries
Please like and share to pass the message on.
We are pleased to inform you that the local Clinical Commissioning Group has confirmed plans for the delivery of Covid-19 #vaccines for our the WePCN patients.
These will be delivered by the South Warwickshire GP Federation and will begin in the week commencing 11th January 2021 and be in Southam.
Patients will be invited for their vaccine directly, so please do not contact the individual Surgeries.
These invitations will be based on the priority groupings set out by the Government, meaning that the over 80s and those in care homes will receive the vaccinations first.
For more information about the priority groups please check this link
This is a link to a PDF guide from Public Health England on the COVID-19 vaccine,

Avon Dassett Post Office opening hours during lockdown

With immediate effect, and until further notice, Avon Dassett post office will be closed on Monday and now will only be open each Wednesday from 9.15am until 10am.

If any resident is unable to visit the Post Office during these hours and needs assistance please contact the Parish Council’s Covid-19 Support Group who will try to help. The Support Group can be contacted by phone, text or WhatsApp on 07860 702749 and by email at:  covid19@avondassettparishcouncil.com.

COVID Vaccine on its way!

(From Raj Kanwar of Kineton & Tysoe Surgeries)
This relates to the patients who are registered with the 5 Surgeries who together are the Warwickshire East Primary care network or WePCN:-
Please like and share to pass the message on.
We are pleased to inform you that the local Clinical Commissioning Group has confirmed plans for the delivery of Covid-19 #vaccines for our the WePCN patients.
These will be delivered by the South Warwickshire GP Federation and will begin in the week commencing 11th January 2021 and be in Southam.
Patients will be invited for their vaccine directly, so please do not contact the individual Surgeries.
These invitations will be based on the priority groupings set out by the Government, meaning that the over 80s and those in care homes will receive the vaccinations first.
For more information about the priority groups please check this link
This is a link to a PDF guide from Public Health England on the COVID-19 vaccine,

Xmas Eve Carols!

It has been a challenging year, but let’s get together in a COVID-safe way on Christmas Eve for socially distanced carols from Dassett and Friends who provided the music for VE Day in May accompanied by pianists Jasper, Mia, Tess and Bella.

A few carollers will sing a small number of favourite carols and Christmas songs through the village from 4.30 pm on Christmas Eve. It would be great if you could come to your doorstep and join in to celebrate Christmas 2020!

The singers will be on the steps of St John the Baptist Church at 4.30 pm. At the grass triangle at Lower End at 4.45 pm, finally ending up in front of The Yew Tree at 5 pm.

Here is the online version of the carols: https://youtu.be/QJ4IKMCksF8

And here is the song sheet for you to sing along on your doorstep on Christmas Eve:

Socially Distanced Christmas Carols – Xmas Eve, 4.30 pm

It has been a challenging year, but let’s get together in a COVID-safe way on Christmas Eve for socially distanced carols from Dassett and Friends who provided the music for VE Day in May.

A few carollers will sing a small number of favourite carols and Christmas songs through the village from 4.30 pm on Christmas Eve. It would be great if you could come to your doorstep and join in to celebrate Christmas 2020!

The singers will be on the steps of St John the Baptist Church at 4.30 pm. At the grass triangle at Lower End at 4.45 pm, finally ending up in front of The Yew Tree at 5 pm.

A carol sheet and online music will be uploaded here soon!