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Pop up Covid clinics across Spalding this week

Clinical teams will be running a series of events across Spalding over the next week to encourage people to receive their coronavirus vaccination.

Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group will be offering vaccinations at five sites over the coming days along with holding two sessions at Springfields and Spalding Market.

Yesterday all restrictions were lifted in England with no legal requirement for people to wear masks or social distance.

Rebecca Neno at Springfields Events and Conference Centre in Spalding (49283638)
Rebecca Neno at Springfields Events and Conference Centre in Spalding (49283638)

A total of 257 positive tests were recorded in South Holland between July 12 and 18, which places the district’s rate at 162.1 per 100,000. The national rate is 376.1 per 100,000.

Deputy Chief Nurse for the CCG Rebecca Neno, who comes from the Spalding area, is hoping that people in the 18 to 29 age bracket will attend the series of walk-in events.

She said: “We have a programme of events in Spalding over the next week to encourage people

“You just don’t know how Covid will affect you. You may be one of the lucky ones who is asympotatic but you might be one of the individuals who ends up on a ventilator.

“We do know that the vaccine has an impact. You may have symptoms but won’t end up in hospital or on a ventilator.”

Clinical teams will be running a mobile unit which is offering Pfizer doses from 9am to 3pm today (Tuesday) in Sheep Market Car Park.

First and second doses of Pfizer will be offered in Monks House Playing Field, Monks House Lane, between 11an and 2pm tomorrrow (Wednesday).

The mobile unit will be offering Pfizer vaccinations in Johnson Hospital Car Park, on Thursday, from 10am-4pm.

A mobile unit will be Fun Farm Car Boot sale, in High Road, Weston, is also running a Pfizer doses between noon and 2pm on Friday.

This follows on successful sessions which were held in Spalding’s Market Place on Saturday and at Springfields Event and Exhibition Centre on Friday.

Mrs Neno said: “The response has been good. We have had a mixture of people of different age ranges.

“What we are hoping is that by going out into the community it will encourage people to come and have their vaccination.

“Please come forward for your vaccination as this is the way to protect you and your family.”

While legal restrictions have been officially lifted yesterday, a number of businesses are continuing to ask people to wear masks.

The Suttons Practice and Holbeach Medical Centre have also put out notices asking patients to continue to wear masks.

Leader of South Holland District Council Gary Porter is urging people to remain cautious as restrictions were lifted.

He said: “Choosing to live with something is different to it having gone away forever and, as with everything from cars to bungee jumping, following the advice and guidance in place and doing everything we can to avoid unnecessary risk is the best way to keep everyone safe.”

As legal restrictions were eased at 12.01am on Monday, Spalding’s XO nightclub opened its doors for the first time in 18 months.

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