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NEWS ROUNDUP: Covid cases in schools & some carers decline vaccine in Middlesbrough

 

Covid cases in schools & some carers decline the vaccine in Middlesbrough.

A surge in coronavirus cases has been reported in Northumberland. Cases have increased by over a third, and is being attributed to the schools return. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had previously said that a rise in infections was inevitable as the schools reopened to all pupils.

Care workers

One in ten care home workers in Middlesbrough have declined the coronavirus vaccine. Refusals are most common amongst younger members of staff who are concerned about the vaccines impact on fertility. Councillors have said that respectful conversations to establish trust will be necessary moving forward to try and encourage more people to get the jab.
 
Helping the elderly
 
Age UK North Tyneside has been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to support the over 50s. They now face new challenges as we leave lockdown as some people don't feel comfortable leaving their homes after a year of restrictions, but Yvonne from the charity to us she is confident that they will be able to adapt once more and support people through the transition.

 

 


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