- Before you make your vaccination appointment, think about how you’ll get there.
- Book for a day and time when this is likely to be easiest.
- Ask someone in your household or support bubble to take you.
- Use public transport. Bus and taxi operators are following covid-safe guidelines but make sure you wear your mask and sanitise your hands before and after your journey.
- If you need accessible transport, many taxi companies have suitable vehicles.
- If you need advice on transport options,
- Look at the information at https://lincsbus.info/accessing-lincolnshire-transport/
- contact the Transport Helpline on 0345 456 4474
- If you book your vaccination appointment and then find you can’t get there, you can re-arrange your appointment for a different time or venue
- If none of these work for you, DON’T WORRY. Other options are being developed and you will be invited to have your vaccine elsewhere at a later date.
There are no NHS patient transport services available for the vaccination programme. If people are unable to drive themselves to a COVID – 19 vaccination centre, or get a lift from a member of their household or support bubble, they may be able to use public transport.
The Lincolnshire Transport Helpline provides information and advice on a wide range of transport options including community car schemes and CallConnect. The helpline can be contacted on 0345 456 4474 or by https://lincsbus.info/accessing-lincolnshire-transport/transport-helpline/ . The helpline operates from 9am-6pm Mon-Fri and 9.30am-4pm on Saturday.
CallConnect is an on-demand bus service that is paid for by the customer. If someone has a concessionary bus pass due to age or disability then they can access CallConnect free of charge. For the purposes of the COVID – 19 vaccination programme only, Transport Services have agreed to extend this free to anyone aged 67 and over, regardless of whether they have a bus pass or not.