NHS England COVID-19 vaccine: this page has information about the vaccine, how it works and when it will be available for different people.
Carers Leeds has a dedicated vaccine phone line to help unpaid carers in Leeds find out about accessing the vaccine as part of priory group 6. You can find out more on the Carers Leeds website and you can contact them:
Call 0113 246 8338 on Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.
You can email them on email@example.com.
Equally Well UK has created a factsheet about people with severe mental illness receiving the vaccine as part of priority group 6. It explains the process clearly and offers advice about taking a carer with you or asking for reasonable adjusments, such as somewhere quiet to sit while you’re waiting. You can find the factsheet on the Equally Well UK website.
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership has put videos on their YouTube channel featuring information about the COVID-19 vaccine in a range of different languages.
Leeds City Council information
The council’s Coronavirus information page has links to:
- help for people and communities
- guidance for residents who are clinically vulnerable
- self-isolation support payment applications
- getting tested for coronavirus
- how council services are affected
UK Government, NHS England and NHS Leeds information
Latest Government guidance for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable
NHS Leeds has informatoin about how to access Covid-19 testing for people in Leeds
NHS Leeds has put together a Guide to choosing the right service, to help people understand the different healthcare services available in Leeds and when they should be accessed
NHS England has created an animation to help explain how people can continue to access GP services, including:
- how to get in contact
- the different ways care may be delivered
- how face-to-face appointments have changed
NHS Leeds information about wearing face coverings when accessing health services
UK Government information page about face coverings, when to wear one, exemptions and how to make your own
Your COVID Recovery is an NHS website with information about supporting your recovery after COVID-19. Some people have found the virus has had an impact on both their body and mind, with some affects getting better quickly and others taking longer. The website outlines things you can do to help yourself or someone you care for.
Other useful links
ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) which works with employers and employees to improve workplace relationships, has a page called Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees
Carers Leeds supports unpaid carers in Leeds. They have useful information for carers, including their Covid and Caring page and details of support and groups or events available. The Carers Leeds Advice Line is available to all unpaid carers in Leeds:
Call 0113 380 4300, open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
Dementia Connect support line is available from the Alzheimer’s Society for support and advice for anyone who needs dementia support. The Alzheimer’s Society website also has Coronavirus support for people affected by dementia. Contact the Dementia Connect support line:
Call 0333 150 3456
Open Monday to Wednesday from 9am to 8pm, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm
- Leeds Autism Services has useful information How to cope with face mask anxiety
- WYMetro has information about wearing face coverings on public transport on their page Frequently Asked Questions – Travel and COVID-19, inclulding a list of exemptions.
- WYMetro also has details of assistance cards for people with various support needs and a card for people exempt from wearing face coverings (cards to print at home)
Leeds Bereavement Forum has a page for Covid-19 useful bereavement links and resources, including links to bereavement support, funeral updates, resources, links for hospices and hospital care and information on supporting children and young people
Leeds Directory offers a comprehensive range of services and community based support, groups and activities. It helps you live well by connecting you to reliable local services and tradespeople who have been checked and vetted as well as activities and events near you.
Leeds Public Health Resource Centre – this page contains information for anyone with a responsibility for or interest in public health or promoting health and wellbeing in Leeds. It provides the latest advice and guidance from the Leeds Public Health team, and signposts you to relevant local services and resources, to help you undertake your role as effectively as possible during the Coronavirus pandemic.
MindMate is the mental health website in Leeds for young people, their families and professionals who support them. They have a ideas for helping young people look after their physical and mental health during the pandemic. The MindMate blog has stories from young people about important issues during the pandemic and links to the MindMate podcast.
Mindful Employer Leeds has a strong network of employers in Leeds who want to make postitive changes to properly support staff mental health. It’s free to join the network and to receive a monthly newsletter. Current newsletters have information and advice about supporting staff wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. You can also see the Mindful Employer Leeds website for more information
Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner of West Yorkshire website has a page with Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for people across West Yorkshire
Together Leeds Community and Voluntary Sector Bulletins from Healthwatch Leeds, Forum Central and Leeds City Council, contains updates and health and care messages for the city. See #TogetherLeeds on social media