Engagement Board - Covid19 update

The Engagement Board met on Friday 15th January at 1pm, there were 21 in attendance.


There has been an increase in occupancy rates in hospital.

There are higher rates of positive tests but it is reducing.

The greater proportion of tests have been in the 20-to-59-year age group.

There is a higher rate of deaths in hospital than in a community setting.

Vaccination programme

Steve Hams (coordinating COVID-19 vaccination programme) provided the following update: -

The vaccination approach is two-fold; the community programme and the hospital hub.

  1. Community programme

The top four (over 80's, over 75's, over 70's, and extremely clinically vulnerable) are being vaccinated, with an ambitious but deliverable roll out.

Cumulative first doses currenlty over 50,000

76% of over 80's now completed.

65% of care homes completed, the expectation is that 100% of care home will be complete by the end of the week, less the homes where there have been outbreaks.

(If you have had covid you have to wait 28 days before you can have your vaccination).

  1. Hospital hub

By the weekend the target was 15,000. This should reach 30,000 by mid-March.

There is work being undertaken to factor in the self-employed private health care workers.

Target – to deliver to all four groups by the middle of February, and to the health and social care staff.

Please note that due to Gloucestershire's success some vaccines are going to other areas.

By mid-February the programme will extend down the age groups but there are conversations currently to consider whether police and teachers come up higher in the programme.


So far no one has refused the vaccine.

You will be vaccinated based on where your GP is – not where you live (relevant for cross boarder – Oxfordshire, Wales).

CCG contact able to help with matching non-medical volunteers is Helen Edwards helen.edwards28@nhs.net

Posted: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, GAPTC, News, Vaccinations