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Coronavirus: Update – Vaccinations shuttle bus service suspended from 1 April

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Update: By June 2021 all free vaccination bus services were discontinued.

The free vaccination shuttle buses arranged by the council in partnership with Arriva and Minsterley Motors to vaccination centres in Shrewsbury and Ludlow have helped get residents from the most vulnerable cohorts to their vaccination appointments since early February 2021.

As the vaccination programme slows nationally in April 2021, all the shuttle buses will be temporarily suspended effective from Thursday 1 April 2021, and details about their return to service will be published at the appropriate time.

The changes will affect the shuttle bus services to the following vaccination venues:

  • Shrewsbury Indoor Bowls Centre, Sundorne
  • Severn Fields Medical Practice, Sundorne, Shrewsbury
  • Ludlow Racecourse

Any vulnerable residents unable to get to their vaccination appointments can still contact the council for help (please see details below).

Step Up and help us stop the spread of coronavirus:

  • Work from home, if you can
  • Stick to the rule of six  & social distancing when meeting outdoors
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
  • Wear a face covering in indoor settings (food shops, workplaces) where social distancing may be more difficult, and where you may come close to people who are not part of your household or bubble.
  • Anyone who has any symptoms should book a test and not leave home for at least 10 days. Those living in households should self-isolate for 10 days if they or any members of the household receive a positive test.

For local advice and support during the pandemic (especially if you are self-isolating), call Shropshire Council’s COVID-19 Helpline on 0345 678 9028 – option 0 (lines open throughout the week 9am-5pm, and on the weekend on Saturdays from 9am-4pm and Sundays 9am-12pm) or visit our website at www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus.