PRC Streamline Taxis are currently working with the local community to raise funds to provide over 1000 free cab rides for those in the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Wimborne, and Ferndown areas who cannot afford to pay to travel for their Covid – 19 vaccinations.
Some people are concerned about using public transport, exposing themselves to more people than they would in a taxi so we want to make it safer for those who are more vulnerable and the elderly to travel alone or with one other person from their household or bubble. Public Health Dorset would rather they didn’t ask neighbours, not in their bubble, for lifts as this might also spread the virus. We already provide discounted fares for vaccination trips but having seen Cabs4Jabs on the TV, thought that we should go the extra mile and get involved.
PRC Streamline are not in a position to offer this service for free as drivers are already working on a much lower income due to the pandemic and the reduction in work. We are working closely with many of the vaccination centres in the BCP area and beyond so please get in touch as soon as you receive your Covid appointment.
We’d like to thank those who have donated and would be grateful if you can all share the link and spread the word to others who can donate and support this initiative.
We are working closely with many of the vaccination centres in the BCP area and beyond so please get in touch as soon as you receive your Covid appointment.
If you want to book a free cab to get to your Covid Appointment please call 01202 37 37 37. You’ll need to confirm your appointment time and location please.
PRC Streamline Cabs for Jabs fundraising team will only use your donation to pay for taxi fares for local older and vulnerable residents who require assistance getting to and from their Covid vaccination appointment only.
Donate here: Go Fund Me Cab 4 Jabs
The threat from COVID-19 has never been greater locally. COVID-19 infection rates are currently doubling every five days in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
In the latest published seven-day data, 786 people in every 100,000 people have COVID-19 in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole – more than double the number the week before.*
Since New Year’s Day, someone has been admitted to hospital with COVID-19 every hour in the local area, and someone has died every six hours.
It is vital that we all stay at home. 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 don’t have any symptoms. Please don’t risk passing it onto others.
*Data for 7-day period ending 5 January 2021
Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset will remain in Tier 2 after the government reviewed the tier system, it was announced today.
For information about Tier 2 guidelines, click here.
Public Health Dorset has published the latest weekly figures for COVID-19 in the BCP Council and Dorset Council areas, which show that they have risen COVID-19 cases have risen.
Find out more here
Welfare call if you are told to self-isolate
If you’ve been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace you will receive a welfare call from our ‘Together We Can’ team.
If someone is vulnerable and without a support network of friends and family to help you access food and essential items, help will be offered through our volunteer scheme.
Find out more here.
Protecting people, supporting businesses
Our economic development team and environmental health officers have been assisting local businesses, with advice and support to help them adhere to government COVID-19 guidance, ensuring they re-open, stay open and operate safely and successfully. The majority of businesses have been complying with the guidance. We’ve received a £187,500 government grant to help continue this work so that we can keep local people safe and businesses operating, whilst keeping the infection rate down and avoiding further local restrictions.
We’re working closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact local businesses and will soon be carrying out spot checks to make sure they are COVID-secure. If you run a business and our officers make a call, please don’t ignore it.
Find out more here.