Priority Boosters for unpaid Carers
On Friday 17th December the government took steps to ensure that unpaid Carers can use a specific letter to identify themselves to gain priority for the booster jabs for COVID-19 along with paid care workers, if there are long queues.
How Carers can use the letter:
Carers should print out the letter and take it with them, or save onto a device that they will take with them to the vaccine centre.
How this came about:
Since the plans for COVID-19 boosters have been speeded up, Carers UK became worried about unpaid Carers who cannot leave the person they care for alone for very long, or cannot stand in queues with the person they care for. This was raised urgently witht he Government in England and the vaccination leads about how to ensure that unpaid Carers get quick access to the booster jab. The Government has listened and Carers can now use a this letter to prove that they are an unpaid Carer to get priority access in queues.