Transport help for Covid-19 vaccination appointments in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire

Residents in need of transport to get to Covid-19 vaccination appointments are being reminded that help is hand.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:17 pm

As part of work to support the ongoing vaccination programme, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are highlighting transport providers and taxi firms which can get people to and from appointments.

Anyone in need of transport should visit https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/healthcare/public-health/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination or https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination for details on help available.

Residents will find an online form asking for details about their transport requirements. They will then be either signposted to transport providers to pay for transport, or to the county-wide coordination hub which can arrange transport for anyone unable to pay.

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The Covid-19 vaccine (Oxford AstraZeneca) being administered
The Covid-19 vaccine (Oxford AstraZeneca) being administered

Dr Liz Robin, director of public health for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, said: “The ongoing vaccination programme is making good progress and will be key to reducing the spread of Covid-19 so we can get back to doing the things we miss.

“We are aware that not everybody can get to their vaccine appointments easily so we want people to know that help is readily available. We would also remind people to please accept their vaccine appointment when offered one.”

Anyone unable to access the websites can call 0345 045 5219, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and the operator will help to identify transport options.

Most transport providers ask for a minimum of 24 hours’ notice for bookings. All drivers have up to date DBS checks and will follow Covid-19 safety procedures including wearing a mask during the journey and wiping down the vehicle before and after each journey.

Anyone receiving a lift should wear a face covering inside the vehicle.