April 30th Health Briefing
Pharmacy opening times 3rd May bank holiday
Monday 3rd May is a bank holiday and pharmacies may be closed or open for limited hours, see the image below for the details.

Note that these details are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change, because of this, you are advised to contact the pharmacy before attending to ensure they are open and have the medication you require.

Please click
here or the image below, to see if and when your local pharmacy will be open during the May bank holiday.  
Some GP services may also be unavailable during the bank holiday, you are advised to contact your GP practice to find out if and when it is open. In the event that your GP practice isn't open, you can still use NHS111, a service staffed by a team of trained professionals and clinicians who will direct people to the most appropriate health service.

People should dial 999 as normal in a medical emergency, when someone is seriously injured, or when their life is at risk.
Covid Vaccination Update:
Covid Vaccine Offered to 40 year olds in England

People aged 40 and over in England are now able to book their Covid-19 jab, NHS officials say.

Text messages will be sent to 40 and 41-year-olds, directing them to the national booking service.

This news comes following new data showing that 1 in 4 UK adults have now had both of their Covid jabs.

Read the details about 40 year olds being able to book a Covid vaccine
here.

An Easy Read version of the Governments plan to safely and gradually come out of lockdown has been produced. 

This document contains some general guidance about staying safe during Covid, and highlights both previous and future steps of the Roadmap out of lockdown, with the next step being May 17th if all goes well, and the step afterwards being June 21st.

From May 17th "if things go well"
- You will be able to meet who you like outdoors
- Restaurants, cafés and pubs will be able to serve people sitting at a table inside
- Up to 30 people will be able to go to weddings, funerals and events to remember someone. 

Read the full details by clicking
HERE.
We are looking for youth volunteers
Healthwatch West Berkshire is looking for young adults who would like to make a positive change in Health and Social Care. Come and be a Healthwatch West Berkshire Young Volunteer. Get in touch now.

Call us: 01635 886 210
Email us: contact@healthwatchwestberks.org.uk
Or click
HERE to learn further details.
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