Covid Update

We are pleased to announce that 98% of our staff at YOU-CAS have had their first dose and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Our staff continue to have the client’s safety as top priority therefore Constant PPE is in use for all personal care and support care to give you peace of mind. We take all our clients and staff safety as paramount importance.

From 19 July 
England has moved to Step 4 of the roadmap and face masks are no longer mandatory. However everyone should be cautious while managing the risks as cases of COVID-19 remain high.

At YOU-CAS, the company have decided that all staff members continue to wear PPE along with a mask or visor whilst they are providing care and support. We feel that the safety and welfare of our clients and staff are paramount. This will continue until further notice.

From 16 August (ENGLAND)
If you’re fully vaccinated or under 18, you will not need to self-isolate following close contact with someone who has COVID-19. You’ll still need to take a PCR test and self-isolate if it’s positive.

At YOU-CAS we are continuing with our weekly PCR tests along with weekly LFT to ensure the safety of all clients and staff.

The NHS have reported:

In the week ending the 7th February an additional 2,423,421 people were reported to have received an NHS vaccination for COVID-19 in England. This took the total number of people vaccinated since vaccinations began on 8th of December to 10,523,774.
By 7th February, 469,159 2nd doses had also been given, taking the total number of vaccinations to 10,992,933.

The NHS has reported, June’s updated stats:

1st dose administered = 42,216,654 (67.7%)

2nd dose administered = 30,675,207 (49.2%)

Important information to know about the vaccine. 

How to get the COVID-19 vaccine
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine? 

COVID-19 vaccines are being offered to:

  • people aged 18 and over
  • people at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • people with a learning disability
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • health and social care workers
  • people who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19

You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or a pharmacy that provides COVID-19 vaccinations.

You’ll be contacted by the NHS when you’re eligible.

Types of COVID-19 Vaccine 

The COVID-19 vaccines currently approved for use in the UK are:
  • Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Moderna vaccine
  • Janssen vaccine (available later this year)

Can I choose which vaccine I have?
You cannot usually choose which vaccine you have.

You will only be offered a specific vaccine if you’re either:

  • pregnant
  • aged under 40 and do not have a health condition that increases your risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19

If this applies to you, you’ll only be shown appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine when you book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments online.

If you book through your GP surgery, tell them if you’re pregnant or under 40.