Community Covid Bus launches in Sheffield
Sheffield’s new Community Covid Bus launches this week as a one-stop place for all things Covid-related, including lateral flow tests for those without symptoms with results in 30 minutes.
The minibus will be travelling all over Sheffield to parks, schools, community events, vaccine clinics and will provide information and advice about Covid 19, lateral flow tests for those without symptoms, free boxes of home testing lateral flow device kits, vaccinations advice and support to book an appointment. Advice and support on self-isolation will also be available, including help to access financial support.
For those who need further support and advice, colleagues at the minibus can signpost residents to other organisations that can help such as voluntary and charity organisations. Staff on the bus speak a variety of languages and provide information in different languages or accessible formats.
Susan Hird, Consultant in Public Health at Sheffield City Council said: “We’re so pleased to be able to launch the Community Covid Bus this week, bringing this new service right into the heart of Sheffield communities. We look forward to speaking with residents and answering their questions about Covid, as well as providing lateral flow tests there and then with quick results.”
If you are a community group, school, business or you are holding an event and would like the bus to visit you please email [email protected]
Susan added: “We would like to stress though that it’s important not to come to the bus if you have any Covid-19 symptoms and if you do have symptoms, make sure that you don’t use a lateral flow test and instead book a PCR test at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or call 119 to book.”
Sheffield City Council’s Test and Trace teams will be managing the community bus working in partnership with local voluntary organisations and the NHS.
Find out more about the Community Covid Bus at https://bit.ly/CommunityCovidBusil