Do not use public transport to get to vaccination centre

CLARITY has been given around how islanders can travel to the community vaccination centre at Beau Sejour.

Following the unexpected lockdown announcement on Saturday, some people's transport arrangements have had to change.

People are allowed to leave their house to have the vaccine and then return home, in the same way they can leave their house for urgent medical treatment.

A spokesperson for the States said: 'It is very important, providing that you are feeling well on the day, that you attend and have the vaccine at the appointment time that has been arranged for you.'

Community Vaccination Centre. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 29186424)

The vaccination centre has been designed to ensure infection control measures are in place and there is 2m social distancing throughout.

The following modes of transport are recommended to getting to the vaccine centre during lockdown:

- Driving yourself

- Being driven by a member of your household

- A friend or family member (not from your household) can drive you as long as you sit in the back seat with the windows down and both of you wear masks

If none of the above options are available, St John has a pool of volunteer drivers who can arrange to pick you up and drop you home.

The Community Vaccination Centre at Beau Sejour has been set up so that social distancing can be observed. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 29186427)

All of the necessary safety measures are in place to limit risk. Anyone wishing to use this service can email transport@stjohn.gg or call 727129.

Alternatively, a taxi can be booked to pick you up, wait for you outside and drop you home.

Standard taxi charges will apply for this service and the necessary safety measures are in place.

The Community Vaccination Centre at Beau Sejour. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 29186430)

Do not use the scheduled bus service.

Anyone who feels unwell on the day of their appointment should call 707607 to discuss their situation.

Do not attend the vaccination centre with Covid symptoms.

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