Our public health team will be going door-to-door to visit households in parts of Bewsey and Whitecross to encourage vaccine uptake, from Friday 6 August.

Household visits, undertaken by trained, specialist teams, are targeting specific areas of Warrington where vaccine uptake is particularly low and where the rate of testing is low.

The programme will also offer residents the chance to ask questions about the vaccine, and be supported to know where they can get vaccinated if they have not yet received it.

Our staff will be wearing clear ID and will not enter your house.

Already vaccinated? Great! Just let us know if we come to visit you and continue to spread the word around the benefits of vaccination.

If you don’t want to speak to us, if we visit, please just let us know that you’d prefer not to chat, and we will move on to other households in your area.

COVID-19 vaccine

In Warrington, the vaccine is being offered at Warrington Hospital, local GP-led vaccination centres, and larger mass vaccination sites. You can book a vaccination appointment or attend a public drop-in session.

Who is eligible?

All adults aged 18 and over are now able to get their vaccinations. A COVID-19 vaccine has been reserved for you to book your appointment.

Remember to get both doses

The vaccine will be given in two doses. COVID-19 vaccination offers good protection from two to three weeks after the first dose. The second dose is normally given around 8 weeks after the first dose. The second dose completes the course and is important for longer-term protection, so you should get both doses to protect yourself.

How it will help to stop COVID and protect vulnerable people

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine will help to protect people through decreased virus circulation.
The vaccine will also help to protect yourself and others from the virus, particularly those who are clinically extremely vulnerable and could become more seriously ill from COVID-19.

How severe are the side effects?

Most side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine are mild and only last a few days. Millions of people have already had the vaccine and the safety of the vaccines continues to be monitored. Reports of serious side effects are very rare.

COVID-19 testing

Remember to play your part and get tested for coronavirus regularly.

Got symptoms?

If you have any coronavirus symptoms, you must self-isolate and book an NHS (PCR) test. Visit gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or call 119.

No symptoms? Get tested regularly

Around 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus don’t display any symptoms. Regular symptom-free testing is the best way to make sure you’re not unknowingly spreading the virus to others. If you receive a positive lateral flow test (LFT) result, you should self-isolate and get a confirmatory NHS (PCR) test. 

Get tested by using a rapid Lateral Flow Test (LFT) twice a week.

  • Order test kits online
  • Collect from a local pharmacy
  • Visit our community testing site at Golden Square Shopping Centre
  • Take advantage of workplace or school testing if appropriate

Support to self-isolate

If you test positive for coronavirus, you must complete the self-isolation period. There is support available for you if you have to self-isolate.

Financial support

If you’re on low income, unable to work from home, or facing financial hardship, you can apply for a support payment of £500. More information about self-isolation support payments can be viewed at on our self isolation page.

General help and support to stay at home

There is a range of support available for anyone whose life has been impacted by COVID-19. The pandemic has taken its toll on people in many different ways, with some people’s lives affected more severely than others.

Healthcare, mental health support, financial support and support if you’ve previously been shielding is available. 

More information is available on our help and support during COVID-19 page or by calling 01925 443322. There is also support available through local volunteers.

We are working in partnership with Warrington Voluntary Action and other local organisations to deliver services to support you. through the Good Neighbour scheme.

Community Champions

The Community Champions scheme helps to support groups most at risk from coronavirus, including people with disabilities, people from ethnic minorities, and those without access to the internet.

The champions are a mix of paid staff and volunteers who work directly with local communities and are a trusted voice.