Travel options available to help Warwickshire residents attend county’s large vaccination site - The Rugby Observer

Travel options available to help Warwickshire residents attend county’s large vaccination site

Rugby Editorial 19th Mar, 2021   0

TRAVEL alternatives are available to Warwickshire patients who may have trouble getting to the county’s large vaccination site at the NEAC Stoneleigh Centre.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is reminding residents of the options available to anyone who cannot access public transport, and how to reduce the risk of Covid transmission on journeys.

​The Warwickshire large vaccination site at the NEAC Stoneleigh Centre is open to anyone who has booked an appointment through the national booking system.

Residents who do not have their own means of transport or anyone in their household or bubble to take them to an appointment can contact NHS volunteer responders on 0808 196 3646.

And residents in Stratford, Warwick and Rugby areas can book voluntary transport in advance by contacting VASA at [email protected] or by calling 01789 262889 and pressing option 1 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm).

WCC Adult Social Care and Health spokesman Coun Les Caborn, portfolio holder for said: “Getting a vaccine is a key step in protecting yourself against the severe symptoms of Covid-19 and I encourage anyone eligible for an appointment to book and attend.

“Attending the large vaccine site in Stoneleigh means there is greater flexibility in appointment slots for our residents, however it may be a bit further afield for some people to attend.

“If anyone needs support getting to a vaccine appointment, there are transport options available. A member of your household or bubble can take you, or you can access one of the available voluntary transport schemes.

“I encourage residents to use these options to make sure they can attend their appointments and stay safe.”

Visit for more information about the NHS vaccination programme.

Visit for guidance on reducing the risk of Covid transmission when using voluntary transport options.

Any people sharing a car are considered closes contacts if one of them tests positive for Covid-19.

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