Care Matters Weekly: Friday 19 February 2021

This is the Care Matters Weekly update for Friday 19 February 2021, including information on: Join the campaign to keep Sutton safe! COVID-19 vaccine: Have you had yours? Vaccine FAQs […]

Published on 19/02/2021 in Care Matters Weekly | News

This is the Care Matters Weekly update for Friday 19 February 2021, including information on:

The latest guidance on Testing, PPE and Training can be found in the relevant sections on the Sutton Care Hub website.

Please share this information with your staff.

Join the campaign to Keep Sutton Safe! 

If you have had your jab and would like to help, please send a short video (or a selfie!) saying who you are, what you do and why you had the vaccine to and give your written consent for us to use it on the Sutton Care Hub and Sutton Council’s social media channels.

Staff at Gracewell of Sutton care home and colleagues in home care have had theirs and kindly shared photos and videos of themselves to help spread the word.

We are pleased to see the number of social care workers stepping up to get their COVID-19 vaccine to help Keep Sutton Safe.

Find out more about getting involved on the Sutton Care Hub news section.

COVID-19 vaccine: Have you had yours?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus and helps to stop its spread.

Health and social care workers are eligible for the vaccine and we would encourage you to register, in order to protect yourselves, those you work with and care for, and your family and friends.

We are pleased to see Sutton’s care home and domiciliary care staff stepping up and getting vaccinated to keep Sutton safe. Watch the videos below to see what those who have had it have to say.

So the question is: have you had yours?

COVID-19 vaccine FAQs 

As the vaccine continues to be rolled out across the Borough of Sutton, we know many of you are keen to be vaccinated, but that many of you also have questions about the vaccine. 

We have pulled together answers to the questions we hear most often. We will add to this as we hear from you. 

Please take the time to read the FAQs.

Vaccine Q&A session: Tuesday 23 February 2021 

There will be another session at 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesday 23 February 2021 for those that were unable to make the previous one. Councillor Ruth Dombey, Director of Public Health Dr Imran Choudhury and GP Dr Dinop Pardhanani will make up the panel for the session.

Please sign up here to join and if you have any questions you would like to send in advance, please add them here. This event is open to all in the borough.

Following each Q&A session, we will share the most frequently asked questions and answers on the Council website so that all residents can read them whenever they want.

There is also a have a short survey about the vaccine. We would really love to hear residents’ honest views and concerns about the vaccine.

Please share this flyer with your colleagues who may be interested in attending.

Sign up to the next Sutton Care Bulletin! 

The second edition of the Sutton Care Bulletin will be published this month, so please make sure you have subscribed in time to receive it!

The Sutton Care Bulletin features a round up of good news stories and successes from across Sutton’s care sector, as well as useful information, guidance and resources.

An archive of previous editions can be found on the Sutton Care Hub.

A reminder about PPE

Please take the time to watch this video for a refresher in correctly donning PPE. Despite the increased vaccination uptake and falling infection rates, it is vitally important we continue to follow the guidance regarding cleanliness, hygiene and uniform, strictly.

Share this video with your staff as a reminder. And if possible, please consider showing it to them during your next team meeting.

Let us know your thoughts on the Sutton Care Hub website 

As we move onto phases two and three of the website, we would like to get your feedback to ensure we are developing the Sutton Care Hub in a way which is most useful for you.

Please complete this short survey to let us know your thoughts.

A reminder about the approaching EUSS deadline 

If you are an EU citizen, you need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme if you want to continue to live, work and study in the UK after 30 June 2021.

The EU Settlement Scheme allows you to continue to live, work and study here in the UK. It means you will continue to be eligible for:

  • public services, such as healthcare and schools
  • public funds and pensions
  • British citizenship, if you want to apply and meet the requirements

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021. There’s more information available on the Sutton Care Hub.

Weekly Q&A with Care Homes

We are holding a weekly Q&A session for all Care Home Providers, every Wednesday 11am – 12pm, via Google meet. The session will give you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss situations arising due to COVID-19. The session is optional, and you can drop in and out of the session as you are available.

If you have any questions you would like to share in advance of the session please send to and mark FOR Q&A LOG. Questions may be asked during the session which have not been submitted in advance, however please note we may need to come back to you with an answer at a later date.

Weekly Information Sharing FAQs, update from the CCG

Thank you very much to those of you who were able to attend this week’s webinar, where we held a Q&A session on the COVID-19 Vaccine. Please see below the FAQs from the session.

We have daily Q&A sessions 3-4pm and 7-8pm where staff can come and raise questions on the COVID-19 vaccine. Clinicians will be available to help answer questions during those times. These sessions will be running at weekends too and can be accessed 

  • via this link: Click here to join the meeting 
  • or by dialling +44 20 3880 0300 or 0800 026 6146 (Freephone) and using the Phone Conference ID 354 457 979# 

You can access the previous webinars to watch on the COVID-19 Vaccine at the link below:

COVID-19 Q&A with Dr Agnelo Fernandes and COVID-19 experience shared by Erik Cortez

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A with Dr Agnelo Fernandes, Dr Aditi Shah and COVID-19 experience shared by Vanessa Vyapooree

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&As with a Focus on Allergies and Health Conditions with Dr Paul Riley and Dr Vasa Gnanapragasam

Young Fit and Healthy, Why do I need the COVID-19 Vaccine? With Dr Paul Riley, Gassan Yacob and COVID-19 experience shared by Erik Cortez

We hope to see you at the next Information Sharing Webinar for Care Homes.

Please click link below to access the next webinar on Tuesday 23 February 2020 at 11am until 12 noon:

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