BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Vaccination Information

Published: 02 February 2021

Vaccination update

Hampshire Fire Station vaccination centre in Basingstoke went live today, run by the local NHS.

Our council has helped with the setting up of the new centre, which supports the roll-out of the vaccination programme as outlined in the attached briefing note. AA signage to direct people to the centre, parking at the leisure park, setting up of a permit system to stop people parking in West Ham Close and volunteers to help with the initial opening of the centre were all organised by the council.

(Click here to read the Borough Council's full update) 

Support to keep shopping COVID-safe

All food stores, from supermarkets to small convenience stores have been contacted, and most visited, by our environmental health and licensing teams to ensure they are COVID-safe for shoppers.

The advice and visits have checked that all the essential food shops where people need to go are enforcing measures including the wearing of face coverings, social distancing and one-way systems. As these are visited by many residents to get essential supplies during lockdown, the enforcement and support work helps to keep people safe and prevent the spread of the virus.

Hampshire’s Local Tracing Service

The Local Tracing Service for Hampshire has now gone live in the borough. It is rolling out across the county and is expected to be established within all districts in the next seven days.

Led by Hampshire County Council, the Local Tracing Service is supporting NHS Test and Trace by contacting people who have tested positive for coronavirus in our area, and gathering details of their movements and close contacts. Residents will receive a text or call from 01962 826982, or may be contacted via email. Residents should not call the number direct.

You can find out more about Test and Trace in Hampshire and how the Local Tracing Service works on the county council's website

Hampshire County Council has asked for our support to share the following messages:

  • everyone must follow self-isolation rules and book a test if symptomatic
  • it is really important to provide full and accurate details of contacts in order to support successful tracing
  • alert residents to the local phone number and that it is not a scam - 01962 826982
  • remind them of the importance of accepting the call (NB: don’t call us – we’ll call you residents should not contact the Local Tracing Service direct).