Lancing & Sompting

Covid 19

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TRANSPORT TO VACCINATION CENTRES
Many of you will by now have received your first inoculation against Covid but if you are experiencing difficulties in reaching a vaccination centre the local Bus Companies will honour your bus pass before 9.30a.m. if you are travelling to a vaccination centre.
If you contact Guild Care they will provide free transport by prior arrangement. Their number is 01903 327327.
Dial-a-Ride provides transport for the disabled at a small cost. Their number is: 01903 530053.

Sue Maxwell

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COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

We are aware that some people are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination. In some cases, people are asked to press a number on their keypad or to send a text message to confirm they wish to receive the vaccine. Doing so is likely to result in a charge being applied to their phone bill. In other cases, callers are offering the vaccine for a fee or asking for bank details.

People are warned to be alert to these scams.

The vaccine is only available from the NHS and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. At present, appointments are only being offered to the public over 80 years old.

The NHS will:

NEVER ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine.
NEVER ask for payment or for your bank details.

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up.
If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.

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