National Booking system – Switched Off for Previously Unidentified Carers

Unpaid carers who are not known to the health, care or social security system are now being asked to contact their GP. The GP will ask the unpaid carers a few questions which will determine if they are eligible for the vaccine.

Previously, unpaid carers who were not identified through the other routes and were not known to the health, care or social security system had been able to book through the National Booking System. This process for previously unidentified carers has been temporarily switched off due to supply issues expected from April.

We are also supporting the Carers UK survey, please help us gather experiences of caring and COVID-19: www.surveymonkey.co.uk – Carers’ experiences of health services, support and breaks – April 2021