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Coronavirus residents' update - Friday 15 October

New cases of Covid-19 are still high in Plymouth. Please remain cautious and remember the virus is still out there. 

As always, If you experience symptoms you must self-isolate and take a test. Click here for a free Covid-19 test.

A booster vaccine dose is still being offered to people most at risk. 

Anyone who is looking to get jabbed can find their nearest pop-up vaccination clinic by clicking here.

You can click here for some useful tips on how you can reduce the chance of catching and passing the virus on. 

Government guidance could change over the coming months. For the latest updates please keep an eye on: gov.uk/coronavirus

Flu jabs are now available

Health experts are predicting that this winter could be quite severe for the flu. Over the last 18 months, the lockdown restrictions, and our lack of interaction with each other, has seen case numbers of flu drop to almost zero. 

This, say experts, means a winter of high flu cases is very likely, which is why it is important to get your flu-jab, especially if you’re over 65 or clinically vulnerable. 

People with long term or chronic health conditions are also strongly advised to have the flu jab.

Severe cases of flu can lead to complications, hospitalisation or even death in some cases.

For further information on flu and who should get jabbed, please click here.

 

Watch out for scammers! 

Please be vigilant when dealing with anyone you who claims to be from PCH or other organisations such as your utilities providers. 

Some residents have reported being the target of attempted scams over the phone this week. 

If you’re ever uncertain about someone calling you claiming to be from PCH, you can hang up, and call us directly on our freephone number: 0808 230 6500.

If you are targeted by anyone, or just notice anything suspicious, please contact the police on the non-emergency line by calling 101. 

 

New homes for over 55’s

PCH are thrilled to announce that we have 33 brand new, one-bedroom apartments on the way. The homes are in a completely new building which is exclusively for residents aged over 55. 

All the apartments will be available at affordable rent. You will need to be registered through Devon Home Choice to bid on them. 

The new site, Briarwood Heights, is right next door to The Beacon at North Prospect. It offers a secure and safe home with communal areas for community activities and is just ten minutes from the city centre. 

If you are interested, please come along to our open day at The Beacon, 163 North Prospect Road, PL2 2NE on Monday 18 October between 1.30pm and 4.30pm, to find out how you can register your interest. 

 

Hobbies and coffees 

Do you have a hobby you’re passionate about? Or would you like to learn some new skills? If so, the Beacon is holding its very popular 'Hobbies and Coffees' get-togethers, every Friday from 10am to 1pm.  

Even if you just want a coffee and a natter, the group is open to everyone who wants to catch up with some friendly faces. . .  with free refreshments on hand too. 

Just pop along to The Beacon on any Friday between 10am and 1pm. If you have any questions, or feel anxious about socialising, please feel free to call Leigh on 07766 367361 or email: leigh.ferguson@plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk.